4 Reasons to Leave Data Recovery to the Pros

June 4, 2014

As you may know, there is software available to help you with hard disk recovery. These come with user’s manual, guides, videos, and basically everything you might need for disk recovery. However, there is absolutely no guarantee that the software will work, and in the end you could do more harm than good. In case you have really important information on your hard disk, you should be looking for a professional data recovery service.

They have all the experience needed

Many people believe that all the professionals do is to start a machine and copy the information from the damaged hard drive somewhere else. The truth is that it takes a lot more to access the information. In order to repair a hard drive the professionals have to diagnose it first. Sometimes they know what to do just by looking at it or by listening to the sounds that it makes.

They have the software that they need

Most probably you have heard about freezing a broken hard drive before. You may have guessed that it’s not enough to put the hard drive in the freezer and then try reading it. There is need for special equipment and the pros have it. Besides this, they also have special software that allows them advanced data recovery. Surely the software that you can find for free (or even if you pay for it) won’t deliver nearly the same results.

Even if somehow you get the right gear for handling a failing hard drive, it’s not sure you’d know what to do with it. For instance, if the hard drive will not spin up and you freeze it, you won’t achieve any results. Besides this, there is also the possibility that, since the HDD will have a shock in the moment you try to spin it, you will do more harm than good.

Get a free estimate

One of the advantages of professional data recovery is that usually you receive a free estimate. This means that you will know what to expect even before you send your hard drive to the recovery company. As a result you will have peace of mind that you will recover your data or, in a more unfortunate situation, you won’t get your hopes up high. In order to give an estimate of this kind, the person handling your hard drive must be a true professional.

Receive a guarantee from the company you are working with

There are numerous companies and individuals handling data recovery. The advantage of working with companies is that normally they offer a guarantee for their work. As an added bonus, you will have to pay the company after the work is done. This means that if they aren’t able to give you the data that you wish to recover, you won’t have to pay them. Is this something an unprofessional person could ever offer you?