Data Recovery


Data recovery is a process of retrieving inaccessible, lost, corrupted, damaged, or formatted data from secondary storage devices, removable media, or files. The common causes of data loss include power outages, natural disasters, equipment failures or malfunctions, accidental deletion of data, unintentionally formatting a hard drive, damaged hard drive read/write heads, software crashes, logical errors, firmware corruption, continued use of a computer after signs of failure, physical damage to hard drives, laptop theft, etc.

Data recovery can be sub divided into following major types:
  • Logical Recovery
  • Firmware Corruption
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Encrypted/Password Recovery
  • Overwritten Data Recovery
  • Electronic Recovery
Data recovery can be sub divided into following major types:
  • Failure of drives
  • Unreliable Backup Technology
  • No Valid Data Recovery Plan in Place
  • Failure to invest/put in place a Data Recovery Plan
  • Complexity involving Humungous Storage
  • Automatic Hardware Encryption
  • Monolithic SD Cards
  • Improper Backup System
  • Encryption or virtualization of system
  • Cloud based Storage System
  • Failure to test backup plan
  • Use of alternate storage medium like SSD and Mobile Device
  • System should be incessantly live