Many a times, hard drive crashes or gets damaged. There is just so much of important data on such drives that a company truly cannot afford getting it erased. But then what can you do if your hard drive crashes?

You can go for Hard Drive recovery in such a scenario. The technology has advanced so much that a task which was once impossible, is completely possible now. Hence, recovery of your crashed or erased hard drive is totally possible today.

Before you go ahead and start recovering, let’s see what are the symptoms of a crashed hard drive.

  • Drive “Not Initialized” in Windows Disk Management
  • Drive is very hot
  • It is not spinning
  • Loud grinding noise
  • Weird ticking noise while drive is reading your data

These are the symptoms which show that your drive has been damaged now. Next comes the recovery process. If your drive is damaged, how are you going to recover your data?

Data Recovery

It is always important that you keep having the backup of your data online. It is better to be safe than sorry. Even though various software and tools exist to recover the data, they might be costly or may not help you 100%. So it is a better option to keep having backup of your data regularly.

Now, when your data is lost, and you do not have any backup, you move to recovering that data.

If your drive is degrading, and has not failed badly, it is fairly easy to recover it. You can go for MFT recovery here, or even sector by sector disk image of problem area of the drive.

But if the case is more serious, that is the drive has been fully crashed, it is always advisable to send your hard drive to hard drive recovery centres. This is highly expensive and there are many trained technicians who can carry out this task with full dedication. For this, they would have to disassemble the drive in order to access the data. Extreme cleanliness is required in the room and complete precautions need to taken.

At the end, recovery is for sure possible, but it would be highly expensive. So take precautions instead of running for the final cure.