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8 Dangers Associated with Using Free Data Recovery Software

There are only a couple instances where free or cheap data recovery software and utilities might actually help you. 90% of the time they will only make the situation worse and kill you chances of actually recovering your data. The very first step in data recovery is assessing the value of the data. If your data is valued at over $199 then it would be recommended to call a professional before you even turn the machine back on. There are many misleading factors about free software that you need to know


How To Repair A Broken USB Flash Drive

There’s about 4 steps that are not so easy to repairing that broken or snapped off USB drive. Most people think it’s really easy to do this like you can super glue it or something. All that does is make the techs job harder. If your drive is unrecognized then the task of getting your data back becomes even harder and more expensive. Find out why it’s expensive, and why you are not qualified to do it!

Eight Deadly Sins of Do It Yourself RAID 5 Data Recovery

Critical or degraded mode is how most of us live our lives. We can still function and get by, but most of us don’t realize we are headed for imminent failure. What’s worse is we all try the quick fix, do it yourself, self-medicate, and put a band aid on it remedies, before we finally get professional help only to find out it’s too late. It really doesn’t matter which data recovery company you go with SERT Data Recovery, Seagate, DriveSavers, KrollOntrack, Western Digital, they will all tell you the same thing: “It it’s better left up to the professionals if your data means anything to you.”Never the less, you need to get that drive(s) back online and reintegrated into the array.Getting Your Array Back on Track : Chances are though, if you are reading this post you have at least 2 drives down. And yes, we have a problem Houston. Unfortunately, at this point, I think it’s obvious there is no talking you out of trying to recover your RAID 5 array yourself. .

Seagate Data Recovery

Seagate HDD’s have also had some firmware problems recently with their line of Barracuda drives. This especially refers to the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 model. Normally, drives with corrupted firmware microcode don’t have troubles spinning-up; they don’t emit any strange noises, but nevertheless they experience problems while initializing – they don’t appear in BIOS, or they appear, but with 0 capacity; failure to boot up the operating system or to read any data is also quite common symptom of firmware issues.

This problem can be solved by using special tools, which can reach the hard drive FW zone and repair firmware modules.

The best advice was given by a Seagate representative: always back-up your files! But, should any of the mentioned problems occur, be sure to turn off the computer. Any further operation will lead to overwriting of your data and decreasing the chances for the complete data recovery. If your data are really precious to you, instead of any DIY options, your