Technology has made such a huge impact in our daily lives.  The uses and benefits we employ today seem almost limit less. One of the greatest advances we enjoy is the ability to easily and quickly store our data. Around the world, even as you read this, a mind-boggling amount of digital data is being stored in the form of pictures, documents and other file types. The most technological novice among us is likely utilizing digital storage in one form or fashion, even if it’s simply through the use of Gmail or some other type e-mail account.


Current estimates report the amount of data stored digitally to be the equivalent of 30 billion 32GB iPads.  That number just keeps growing. Personal digital data storage devices remain the most commonly used and efficient way to store data. However, no matter how committed one is to protecting their data, the possibility remains  that  something will occur to cause you to lose important information. Common issues such as hard drive malfunction, flash or memory card corruption or other types of physical damage to a storage device are all potential causes of  data loss.

So, what should you do if such an event causes you to lose your important data?

The first and most important thing you can do is be prepared.


My Data Recovery Tips

We’ve put together a list of the most important recommendations to keep you prepared. As well as provide a few tips to help in the event that data loss does occur.


Have a Data Recovery Plan

It is important to have a plan of action in the event of data loss.  Having a plan in place will minimize the understandable panic when something does go wrong. Installing one of the many free tools available, specifically designed to assist with data recovery, before anything goes wrong is one measure one can take to be prepared. A better method is to utilze data recovery services, such as those offered by My Data Recovery Lab.  While these type services aren’t free, they offer a level of expert know-how that free tools and software can not match. Familiarity with a reliable data recovery service provider and knowledge about the services they provide is a crucial componet to any efficient Data Recovery Plan.


Searching for Lost Data

Having in place a pre-installed and efficient way to search for lost data is an essential part of a successful recovery process.  Tools and software one can find in the consumer market simply do not give adequate search options. Tools such as Search Everything, Ustra Seek or File Search can prove helpful in some cases to locate the lost data in question. However, most will find the assistance of these type of tools to be a tedious task at best. This is why many find the use of services offered by data recovery providers so useful.  There is logic in leaving it to a professionals rather than making a blind attempt on one’s own. Especially, when its important data that needs to be protected.


Know The Cost Before In-Lab Diagnosis

It is important to remember that data loss can happen to anyone, regardless of the precautions taken. The key to dealing with this danger is to be prepared and know what to do when something does occur. The marvels of modern technology, undoubtedly, bring convenience and ease to our lives. But, no technology is completely fool-proof. When it comes to dealing with potential downfalls, knowledge is power. This is why knowing and understanding options for data recovery is so vital. When it comes right down to it, there’s only so much an individual can do on their own. Even when using the best software and tools available, its highly likely that you’ll only be able to partially recover your data.  Or worse still,  you may be unable to retrieve any data at all. If your lost data is important to you, whether personally or professionally, we highly recommend educating yourself  before seeking a professional service provider. This is why we participate in Advanced Data Recovery Analytics, the simplest way to obtain a reliable and completely free data recovery cost estimate.  For more information follow this link to the Free Data Recovery Quote website and learn more about the data recovery success possibilities and costs. We encourage you to visit the site and to see for yourself how easily it works, before something happens.  This way you won’t be caught unprepared.


Good Practices

In a previous article we discussed  good practices in the data recovery business. Unfortunately for the consumer,  there are far too many companies in our  industry that fall far short in implemeting these same good practices. My Data Recovery Lab believes in doing things a little differently. Our goal is to ensure you are well informed of all your options, including time and price estimates to help ensure the return of  your important data quickly and efficiently.

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