The sad truth of computers is, from time to time, hard drives fail. They stop functioning and there is risk of losing some or even all of your data.

So what is the best way to deal with hard drive failure?

Short answer: Continually back up your data beforehand. 

If there is no backup, we have here everything necessary to attempt data rescue, and can usually get results in less than a week. And if we can't get your data, we have partnered with a data recovery specialist that has a very high success rate. 

Hard drive failure requires forward thinking and preventive measures. Once a hard drive starts failing, or fails completely, there is little that can be done to reverse the issue. The longer you wait to deal with saving your data, the less likely it is that data can be retrieved. Backing up data can be done in one of two ways: locally or online (cloud storage). We recommend both. If your data only exists in one location, you are at risk of losing it forever. 

Picture this if you will, you have a local backup of all your data on an external hard drive. This drive sits next to your computer, and as a backup, it's very convenient and highly accessible for retrieving any lost data.

But what if tragedy strikes? What if a fire breaks out, or a thief breaks in.  Now, your computer and your backup are both lost with little to no chance of recovery. With an online backup, your data is safely stored in a data center and can be retrieved from a new computer, should the circumstances arise that you need to do so. 

As always, we are here to answer any questions you might have and help you get set up with local and cloud based backups so that you know your data is fully secure.