For years, Wholesale Computers and Technology has been helping Broward residents recover data. Over that time, we’ve seen the different questions people have in the data recovery process. If you’ve lost your data or are just curious about how it gets recovered, we’ve provided an FAQ below.
How Does Data Recovery Work?
Data isn’t deleted from a system until it’s overwritten. Essentially, this means that when you delete a file from your computer, you’re indicating that the data can be overwritten. The data isn’t actually removed until its space is used for something else.
When you go to a data recovery specialist, they’ll be able to read the data that is no longer supposed to be accessible on your computer. That said, they can only do this if the data hasn’t been overwritten. If it has been overwritten, the space will be gone, and the data can’t be recovered.
What does this mean for you? To put it simply, if you lose data and you need it back, get your computer to a recovery expert as soon as possible.
How Did I Lose My Data?
There are a number of different reasons why people end up losing their data. Oftentimes, it’s simply a matter of accidentally deleting a file. There are also more complicated issues, such as if the formatting of your file system has been accidentally overwritten.
The one common type of data loss we can’t perform, unfortunately, occurs if you didn’t save the data in the first place. If you were working on a document during a blackout, for instance, and you hadn’t saved the file, we won’t be able to recover it.
Generally speaking, you want to call a professional in order to recover your data. This way, you can ensure it isn’t permanently deleted during your recovery efforts. This maxim is especially important if you think the data was lost because there is a problem with your hardware.
How Long Does Data Recovery Take?
There are a number of different factors that influence how long it takes to recover your data. Bigger hard drives take longer than small ones, because there’s more data to sift through. As well, recovering bigger files is a more time-consuming process because the big files tend to be split up into different parts of your hard drive. This means we have to find each piece and put it together like a puzzle. You also have to take into account the type of damage that’s been done to your hard drive.
Generally speaking, data recovery takes us 2-5 days. That said, you need to speak with a data recovery expert before determining an accurate timeline. An expert will be able to take your unique situation and factors into account.
Need Data Recovery in Broward, FL?
Wholesale Computers and Technology has you covered. For years, we’ve been helping Broward residents just like you get their data back. Whether you need a single hard drive recovery or a RAID recovery, we have the skills and equipment we need to salvage the data.
To get your data recovered, don’t hesitate. Fill out the data recovery form to get a free quote today. If you have any questions about your situation or our services, call us at (954) 633-5353.