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Your hard disk is damaged, and there are important files in the disk. What would you do? Of course, it’s best to send your hard disk drive to a good quality data recovery service center. However, you are overwhelmed by the prices and don’t know anything about data recovery. Why do some data recovery centers offer a higher price and why are some cheap?
Data recovery prices vary because it depends on the kind of recovery method used in recovering data from a broken drive. The cheapest recovery is accomplished by using software, although the total amount of recovery is often uncertain. Hardware repair is the most common form, of course, where defective hard disk components are replaced with functional ones so files can be seen again. Data recovery prices for hard disk repair also vary.
The state of the drive is also put into consideration. The more damaged the drive is, the higher the price of the recovery. There are some cases where data on the hard drive can be unreadable; this is called media error. Mostly the error exists within the partition and the file system. During this state, Data carving is used to recover parts of the damaged files by obtaining the knowledge of the file’s structure. When a file in the disk is overwritten, it is assumed that the recent data can no longer be recovered. However, through magnetic force microscopes, the data can be recovered. No data recovery experts are able to recover every overwritten file so do not assume that they can be recovered. So basically, data recovery prices are higher if the state of the drive and the condition of the file are at their worst.
Other than data recovery prices, services should also be considered before choosing a company to handle this job for you. This is because some companies lack the required equipment to do this job but they claim Read the rest of this entry »