Most business people have access to at least one or two external hard drives that they count on, either for additional storage to supplement a laptop or solid-state drive, or as a backup to preserve important work and personal files. When those external hard drives fail, however, panic can quickly set in. What steps should you take when you can’t get information from the piece of hardware you are counting on to keep you protected from data loss?
That’s where our team comes in. The external hard drive data recovery experts at TTR can help you save the files you need, quickly and affordably.
Signs That You May Need External Hard Drive Data Recovery
It isn’t unusual for the first signs of external hard drive damage to be so subtle that you might not notice them. However, in some cases, you may realize that you have a problem right away. Either way, here are a few symptoms to take note of:
Your external hard drive runs slowly, or isn’t recognized by your operating system. If your external hard drive has always performed quickly in the past, and then suddenly slows, that could be a sign that you have damage to one or more areas of the drive.
Files and folders that you have used in the past are no longer accessible on your external hard drive. When previously saved files and folders are no longer available, you could be dealing with a number of physical or software-related issues that require attention.
You get error messages from your computer when you try to use or perform maintenance on your external hard drive. Often, computer diagnostic packages will scan and note damage to your external hard drive before you actually notice it through missing files or slow performance.
You notice your external hard drive making strange sounds. Hard drives that have physical damage often make clicking or scratching sounds as they spin. If you notice strange sounds coming from your external drive, shut it down and don’t attempt to keep using it.
Any of these symptoms could be signs of a big problem, and the loss of all the data on your external hard drive could be occurring. So, stop using the hardware immediately and take the next steps below…
Steps to Take When You Need External Hard Drive Data Recovery
- First, don’t panic. The important data and files you need can probably be recovered by a team with the right technical expertise.
- Avoid using the external hard drive at all. Further starting and spinning of the drive could cause additional damage.
- Don’t make the common mistake of going to your local computer repair shop. They probably don’t have the expertise needed to deal with difficult external hard drive data recovery, and may even send your drive overseas for repair.
- Look for a data recovery company that provides fast service, security and confidentiality with your personal information, an ISO 5 certified clean room that keeps out contaminants, and a reputation for success with all major external hard drive makes, models, and brands.
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