Innocent DIY Data Recovery Mistakes Could Cost You Your Data for Good
The road to lost data is paved with good intentions and DIY procedures. Imagine that you find a self-help data retrieval article online and follow the instructions to a tee. Now that you’re done, the next logical step is to hook the drive up and make sure that it actually works.
What you didn’t know, however, is that your HDD suffered a mechanical failure that stopped the read arm from moving back and forth properly. When the platters start spinning up, the improperly positioned component takes a huge chunk out of the magnetic layer, physically destroying millions of the memory cells that hold your data.
All of this could have been avoided with correct diagnostics and professional help. Now, you’ll spend even more time trying to get your information back, and it’s likely to hit your wallet harder. If you’re still contemplating DIY hard drive data recovery, then learn from this all-too-common example.