Computer data recovery is a sensitive beast, failing drives are finicky, customers are worried and sometimes pushy, understandably. Their whole life is riding on that drive, years of pictures, emails, client info, you name it. Croton Computer Buddy we take your data personally. Unfortunately you can’t predict when a drive is going to fail but you can recover the data and prevent it from being lost again. I would much rather meet you before your hard drive fails and all of your data is on the brink of being lost but usually that isn’t the case. Most people don’t know the imminent danger of not backing up their data and so never think to look someone like me up to help implement a data backup plan. I like to instill a healthy fear of data loss into my clients. Preventive measures are always cheaper than data recovery on a failing hard drive. Data recovery can range anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on how far gone the hard drive is and how much data there is on the hard drive.
Is Your Power Dirty?
What is dirty power? Well, it’s just that: not clean. Spikes in electricity, drops, voltage variations, etc.
One of the leading causes of hard drive failure is dirty power. From the day you set up your new computer to the day the hard drive fails the computer most likely has dirty power being fed to it. Ever notice your lights going dim when your AC comes on? That plays havoc on all of your electronics and appliances in your house but especially on your hard drive.
A typical hard disk spins at 7200 RPM’s. Its heads scan the hard disk reading and writing data much like a CD or vinyl record but in thousandths of a second. Imagine how long your lights just went dim for, all of that data that was just read or written is potentially corrupted not to mention the damage it does to the hard drives motor. The voltage coming into the house should be a steady 120v but it never is. Loads down the power line as well as in your house will create high and low voltage situations that are all detrimental to a hard drive.