Many of us have a rough idea of what recovery of data is, but do we actually know what it actually is?
Recovering information is just as much a part of using data as storage is. By that I simply mean, that it is nothing unusual. Although machines are quite reliable, you will still find them failing when you need them the most. And when that happens, when you need your information the most, it is a good idea not to panic, but simply solve the problem. So if the problem is data loss, what is the solution?
Recovering data is best left to a professional. Heard that a million times right? Well, the trick to a fast data recovery is to find a company. As soon as you stumble upon one, call them. Ask if they have the capacity to handle your problem immediately. If so, take your storage device and head on over there. When the damage is assessed, you should enquire about the price as well as a timeline for recovering data. You need to be as precise about your wishes, so you leave little room for interpretation. After you have concluded an agreement, wait to get the results of the recovery process. If the data is recovered on time and to the extent that is acceptable to you, that is great. If not, find a second opinion. There are a lot of tricks to data recovery and the results vary by quite a large margin.
A second tactic you can use is to get several opinions and choose the most efficient one for you. Usually the deciding factors, in order of importance are the success of data recovery, the timeline and price.
I hope this article shed some light to the process of recovering lost data. For more questions, feel free to comment.