External Hard Drive Recovery

External Hard Drive Recovery

External Hard Drive Recovery

While each computer comes equipped with an internal hard drive, some users find that having an additional, external hard drive is a boon for both data storage and computer performance. An external hard drive acts in much the same way as an internal one, but simply provides extra space for data that exceeds the recommended amounts for the included hard drive. A computer will also work faster with less data stored within, so an external hard drive offers the opportunity to regain speed and performance by taking the majority of the data out.

External hard drives are typically user-friendly and easy to connect to your computer. Because they do not need to be internally linked and are minimally connected, the malfunction of either the computer or the external hard drive will likely not affect the other.

When you are experiencing a data loss with regard to your external hard drive, you can disconnect it from your computer to try and locate the exact source of the problem. Beyond that step, it’s important to contact a professional to find out how you should proceed going forward. The delicate nature of hard drives entails an experienced process to recover lost data and you would not want to further cause harm by trying to fix the problem yourself, if you are not trained to do so.

When it comes to hard drive data loss, it is likely due to one of three factors: physical damage, electronic damage or logical damage.

At Data Recovery 47, we service external hard drives with issues stemming from:

-Dropping or impact damage

-Physical harm

-Missing files

-Inaccessible files

-Accidental deletion

-Power surges or electrical issues

-Liquid damage

-Device not recognized by computer

-And more

Understanding Your External Hard Drive

The external hard drive is one of the most popular choices for extra or backup data storage, and for good reason. Affordable, reliable, quick and easy to use, the external hard drive can also hold a lot of data and makes the most logical choice for users whose computers and data will be staying in one place.

Within the past number of years, the speed of external hard drives has grown increasingly fast and they have also been able to hold larger and larger amounts of information. Nowadays, an external hard drive can be connected to a computer either via wires or wirelessly, making them convenient for almost any office set up.

When it comes to choosing where to place your external hard drive, proceed with caution, for these mechanisms are on the delicate side and can suffer impact bumps relatively easily. Over time, they will also naturally wear down, with a shorter life span for those which are used a lot.

Beware of faulty electrical systems, which can send power surges through the wires and shock the hard drive system into malfunction or burn it out entirely. When connecting your external hard drive to the wall, always ensure that it is plugged into a grounded outlet. Temperate rooms will also ensure safe use of your hard drive.

Finding that your external hard drive is experiencing data loss? Contact a professional at Data Recovery 47 today to find out how we can help.