Data stored on electronic media is susceptible to a number of issues that can make the data inaccessible. These issues seem to have a way of cropping up at the most inopportune times.
A digital forensics examiner from Vestige can employ advanced forensic data recovery processes and procedures to retrieve lost data from not only most devices, but the most severely damaged media. Whether the data failure is due to a logical failure (misconfigured/corrupted data), human error, electronic failure or physical component damage, Vestige can assist in assessing the damage, determining recovery feasibility and recovering data.
Data stored on any digital device is prone to damages due to wear and tear of the mechanical parts in these devices, mishandling, or various other reasons. Sensitive information stored on digital devices is not secure unless regular backups are made. I a backup was not made, facing a data loss situation can be stressful.
Professional data recovery service is the process of recovering inaccessible, lost, corrupted or formatted data from various storage devices such as Hard Disk Drives (HDD), Solid State Drives (SDD), USB Drives, External Hard Drives, mobile phones, etc.
There can be multiple reasons for a storage device failure such as:
It is important to understand that the data which is accidentally deleted or formatted still exists on the hard drive somewhere. Only the storage space where the data was stored is marked as available to store the new data.
This is why data recovery is possible from such a storage device. The important point is to stop using the drive. It is also possible in case the hard drive is not detecting, inaccessible, or has physical damages.
For maximum recovery, the hard drive must be handled by specially trained professionals in humidity, temperature, and the contaminant-controlled environment – commonly known as a Cleanroom. For complicated tasks such as physical damages or an undetected hard drive, the recovery process is complex and needs specialized equipment and skills.
Keep in mind, it is not possible to recover data in every case. There are some situations where data recovery is not possible. These include:
If you suspect damage to the drive and the data is valuable to you, you should take immediate steps to ensure the success of any data recovery attempts. Specifically:
At Vestige we have the expertise, tools and resources to handle data recovery – from a simple file deletion to recovering data from a hard drive with physical damage.
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