Top 7 Myths About Hard Disk Drive Data Recovery

Ever since people have started relying on computers and laptops for their work, there has been misunderstanding about hard disk drives. Everyone is aware of the fact that hard disk drives store all the data, so people tend to use it in unusual ways that may lead to data loss or damages.

Certain experiences over a computer procedure or some misguided advice from others or workarounds lead people to self-perceived conclusions for fixing and retrieving data. When the matter gets worse, the last option left for them is to seek help from a professional.

Through this article, we have tried to debunk some of the most popular hard disk myths which have become apparent with time. The points below reveal what’s real and what’s not!


 
Myth1: Hard drives are immune to failures and valid for a lifetime
Hard drives are mechanical devices that have their lifespan too. The average lifespan of a hard disk is 4-5 years depending upon the usage and maintenance. That means they are prone to failures. They can get corrupted or damaged. Therefore, it is important to keep the backup of all the data stored on your hard disk.
 
Myth2: Opening hard drive with a screwdriver
People tend to use screwdrivers when opening hard drives on their own. The sharp objects can damage the hard drive or its mechanical parts by scratching the platter or head. Once the hard drive is damaged, the chances to retrieve data become less. Therefore, refrain from opening hard drives on your own and visit a store.
 
Myth3: Data cannot be recovered after a reformat
People believe that once the data is formatted, especially in the Windows environment, it is gone. But it only deletes certain system folders. Format process does not destroy data and many a time, it is recoverable.
 
Myth4: Once data is deleted off the disk, it cannot be retrieved
Many people delete data accidentally only to cry later on since they are not aware of the fact that data retains in your hard disk till it’s not overwritten. Once the data is removed, it is marked as deleted and is always there until new data takes its place.
 
Myth5: Trusting freebies over data specialists
People exempt going to data specialists and rely on freebies who claim to recover data and keep privacy. They may not be well experienced or can violate privacy. Trust only the professionals who use proven methodologies and software to recover data.
 
Myth6: Professional data recovery is inexpensive
Professional data recovery is expensive because it depends on the type of damage and to what extent is the hard drive damaged and the procedures it requires to repair it. Hiring data recovery professionals is worth the cost because they will provide the guarantee of their work and you can trust them with the privacy of your data.
 
Myth7: Formatting a hard disk repair bad sectors
Bad sectors are not repaired by formatting a hard disk; rather, it hides them from being accessed by marking a location in a new file allocation table. This prevents the operating system from visiting bad sectors during data storage.