Data Recovery

Silverleaf Data Recovery Los Angeles

Moving parts are prone to failure, and hard drives are no exception. Data recovery is therefore a common repair – but not always an expensive one. I will do a free consultation and hard drive diagnostic to determine if data recovery is possible.

Hard Drive Diagnostic and File Recovery

Data is the most valuable component of a computer system, and is stored digitally in relatively permanent form on devices called hard disk drives.

When my hard disk drive fails, and a bad operating system makes it seem impossible to recover my files and data, the question becomes, “how do I recover my files?”

Silverleaf offers full data and file recovery service for any hard drive related problem, and can help you with:

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  • Extracting valuable data from any hard drive or storage device
  • Hard drive diagnostic test for errors that are preventing a computer from turning on
  • Data recovery and scanning for lost information and files
  • Setting up a backup drive and creating a recovery disk
  • Hard drive replacement and file recovery

Hard Drive Failure

As one of the only moving parts in a computer, a hard disk drive is especially prone to mechanical failure. The platters (sensitive magnetic discs where data is stored) spin at 7200RPM, while the actuator head (analogous to the needle on a record player) continuously moves back and forth, reading and writing data. These components are sealed in a metal shell, impervious to data-destroying dust and other contaminants.

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Although a hard drive diagnostic may show warning signs of a failing drive, even the highest-quality and best-maintained hard drives can die at any time. Critical data can become corrupted, making it difficult to retrieve usable data from the drive. Even worse, the motors controlling the spindle or actuator can fail: in this case, file recovery requires that the drive be disassembled in a clean room, which is a very expensive procedure.

How Do I Recover My Files? With a Recovery Disk and Backup Drive

Over the years, I have seen countless instances of hard drive failure: it is a commonly requested computer repair. I’ve even had a few of my personal hard drives crash. Fortunately, each time I was able to recover my files and my operating system because I had a recovery disk: a special disc that allows you to re-install your operating system in case of an emergency.

But the best way to guard against hard drive failure and data loss is to back up your data. Regularly backing up your data ensures that you will have an up-to-date copy of your information when a hard drive crash occurs. Invest in an external hard drive, and use it to keep backup copies of your data.

Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the importance of performing regular backups or creating a recovery disk until their primary hard drive crashes. If a victim of hard drive failure has a backup, then file recovery is a simple process of copying the backed-up data to the newly-installed hard drive. However, without a proper recovery disk, not only will some or all data be lost, but an expensive operating system re-installation could be required.

Data Recovery Los Angeles

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