The Data Recovery Process

Several months ago, we posted an article (for fun) on what not to do to recover data.   This time around, we are posting the general steps taken by data recovery professionals. Step 1. Analysis – determine the source of the problem Step 2. Stabilization –...

Can a Hard Drive Work with One Dead Head?

In a recent forum discussion that went on a tangent about the risks of running DIY data recovery programs without properly diagnosing a hard drive, one data recovery specialist had the understanding that if a drive detected and was able to read data, the heads must be...