What Is So Difficult About The Hard Disk Data Recovery?

Posted on 25 September 2009

Most of the computer users have faced the problem of hard drive failure at least once in their lives. Hard drive failure leads to more complicated issues such as the recovery of lost, missing or inaccessible data.

It can be an extremely frustrating situation to gave a failed computer drive when you are in dire need of some information that is stored in your computer. The data loss can occur due to various reasons, which can be divided into two major categories. But the good thing is that data loss in not permanent.

Data Recovery Cost

It is possible to recover the lost data most of the times with the help of data recovery solutions. The cost of the recovery solutions may vary, depending upon the extent and the type of damage. It could cost you anything from hundred to thousands of dollars.



Recovery solutions are expensive due to the cost of the equipments used for recovery process, such as Clean Rooms. The recovery can be less costly if it does not need service from experts.

Type of Damage

The main factor, which affects the cost and the success rate of recovery process, is the type of damage that has been caused to the drive.

Logical Failure

You can recover the data on your own if the data has been lost due to:

· Virus

· Hard drive formatting

· Accidental deletion

· Operating system malfunction and many other reasons

All of the above mentioned data loss situations are a type of logical failure. In case you experience failure due to physical damage to the hard drive components, it might require help from an expert. The hard drive components may include read/write head, spindle motor, disk controller, PCB (Printed Circuit Board), disk platters, actuator arm and many others.

If any damage occurs to these parts, the system might not start. Moreover, if you hear any unusual sound from the system, you should immediately shut it down.

Data Recovery Software

If the data loss is caused due to logical damage to storage media, you can easily get your lost data back with the help of data recovery software. This software thoroughly scans the affected storage media and retrieves all of the lost data.

However, physical damage to the hard drive can only be recovered with the help of hard drive recovery professionals. They can fix the physical damage by changing the components and recover the lost data.

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One Response to “What Is So Difficult About The Hard Disk Data Recovery?”

  1. Tommie Geng says:

    I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?


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