Data Recovery After a Hard Drive Crash

By: Celina Dsouza

All of us have suffered loss of data at one time or the other. It is a very frustrating and annoying experience. In case our Hard Drive crashes it can be a disastrous situation.

You can lose all your data due to a crash and it can be a big business as well as personal loss. Hard Drives these days have become very sturdy and compact but like any electro-mechanical device they can develop complications. A Hard Drive crash occurs when the read-write head of a Hard Disk Drive touches the platter which can lead to substantial damage to the magnetic media on platter surface. It will damage the head and coating of the platter will be stripped away. There can be various other instances which are routinely termed as Hard Drive Crash.

Other instances of Hard Drive Crash include an alignment or head failure. The read head of the Hard Drive is positioned at a minutely placed position so as to read the data. It the head suffers any positional problem due to mechanical wear and tear; it will be unable to read the magnetic signals. The disk will fail to read any data but if the platter is intact, hard drive recovery can be initiated.

Another common type of Hard Drive Crash can be a Media failure or a failure while writing the data. This problem is not generally associated with modern Hard Drives as they utilize spare sectors as a substitute if a failure occurs in a sector while writing data.
But if the number of bad or failed sectors on a Hard Drive grows and the number of spare sectors decreases considerably you will frequently encounter error messages. If you encounter this problem you will not be able to access files stored on your Hard Drive.
The files will still be there but will not be accessible. Data recovery process can help you recover data if this kind of problem arises.

A vital component of a Hard Drive is a set of bearings that help the platter rotate between 10000 and 15000 rpm (revolutions per minute). The most common sign of bearing failure is that the Hard Drive will become very noisy. If it fails completely, the Hard Drive will cease to rotate and stop operating.

You can recover your data in all these above mentioned cases with the help of Data Recovery specialists. It is very essential to understand that any kind of recovery process should only be undertaken by qualified professionals.

In these cases physical recovery of Hard Drives will be attempted. It normally involves replacing failed or damaged components. The recovery process is done using specialized hardware and software tools. The failed components generally are electronic components, read or write heads, magnets and drive motors. It will also in data recovery in case of severely damaged Hard Disk Drive. You can rely on Stellar to bail you out in all these problems and overcome your crashed or damaged Hard Drive related problems.

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