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USB hard drive data recovery

USB Hard Drive Data Recovery

PC Plus Computing provides data recovery services in surrey for USB Hard Drives. We can recover data from hard drives, SSD drives, and USB drives. Data recovery is the process of restoring data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted, or made inaccessible. if you think your data is not accessible please contact Surrey Data Recovery Professionals.

There are many types of external hard drives. One type is the regular 3.5-inch drive that has USB as well as a power cord. The power cord provides power while the USB cable is used for connection to the computer. These drives are bigger in size. They come in different capacities. There are many companies that make these drives. Some names are Western Digital, Seagate, Lacie, LG, Maxtor, Samsung, etc. 

Yes, it is possible to recover data from a dead external hard drive.

 There are options for both physical and logical types of disk damage. The key factor for logical damage is to get your computer to recognize the broken device so you can use recovery software to recover files from the dead external hard drive. When the drive ceases to operate, the data that resides on it is still intact and can be retrieved with the right tools. Unfortunately, for physically damaged drives things get complicated.

External hard drives are commonly used on Windows systems to provide extended storage capacity to home computers. They are a great option for storing photos, videos, or other types of files that you don’t want on your machine’s main disk.

Unfortunately, external hard drives and USB hard drives are not immune to data loss. There are a variety of issues that can cause you to lose data from an external hard drive. Some of them can be easily addressed and you can recover the lost information. In the case of a dead external hard drive, you may need to engage professional recovery experts to get your data back.

Here are some of the common issues

We have put together a list of common hard drive issues and the types of damage they cause. You can use this list to determine if you can attempt to recover lost data yourself or if you need to engage a recovery service. In all cases of data loss, you should stop using the device that experienced the lost files immediately to avoid overwriting the information you want to recover.

Accidental file deletion – This Can happen to anyone you delete some of the data by mistake. This type of logical damage usually does not result in a dead hard drive. Data can usually be recovered with operating system features or data recovery software.

Formatted or reformatted drives – If you inadvertently format your external hard drive, you have essentially caused logical damage to the files it contained. Fortunately, data recovery software can undo this damage and get back the data from the formatted drive or partition. You need to make sure you are using a hard drive until data is  100% recovered

Corrupted files systems – A corrupted filesystem is a form of logical damage that can cause your external hard drive to stop operating. You may be faced with an unexplained RAW filesystem that needs to be recovered. Filesystem corruption can lead to a crashed drive that does not allow you to boot your computer. Data recovery software can often resolve this type of logical damage. Tools like PC3000 OR Rstudio can recover your data.

Mechanical damage – The mechanical components of an external hard drive can be damaged through mishandling or due to the effects of wear and tear. Before the drive fails you may hear some strange clicking or grinding sounds indicating that there is platter damage. If you cannot get the drive recognized by your system, you will need to use a recovery service to restore your data.

Environmental issues – A dead external hard drive can be caused by leaving the device in the wrong place. Exposing the drive to excessive heat or moisture can result in a broken device and a large loss of data. Damage of this kind will have to be addressed by sending the drive to a data recovery service where their technicians will attempt to restore the drive’s contents.

Firmware Corruption: Firmware corruption can make your data not accessible to you. You can recover data using firmware corruption tools like PC3000 or MRT

Bad PCB Board: Bad PC can cause different issues in the hard drive and you can not access the data.

Do not Open the Drive under any circumstances. Take your hard drive  to Data Recovery Services near you like Pc PC Plus Computing.

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