Carolina Data Recovery Dispels Data Recovery Myths

Chances are you have heard of them. Perhaps you have even tried them: data recovery myths. What is the real story where data recovery is concerned?

Myth #1 - The Freezer Method

Like an old fashioned grooved LP requiring a needle to "read" the information, hard drives are similarly several small discs spinning rapidly and read by a head. In theory, when frozen, a slightly warped platter would shrink so that it no longer grinds against the head. Although this may work in theory, if successful it is only a temporary, desperate fix. 

Myth #2 - Data Cannot Be Recovered Once A Hard Drive Is Formatted

The truth is that data can be recovered after formatting. However, the task is highly technical and requires the skill of a specialist. Data recovery software is available but without the right expertise, it may prove useless. 

Myth #3 - A Clean Room Is Not Important 

Technicians have to open up the hard drive in the data recovery process. This exposes an already damaged hard drive to airborne particles or contaminants that could cause further damage. Always look for a data recovery team with a certified clean room. 

Myth #4 - The Average Computer Store Is Equipped To Recover Hard Drive Data

It may be tempting to drive down to a local well known computer retailer and trust their service team. However, data recovery from a damaged hard drive is much more technical than the average computer repair. Trust a company that specializes in using exclusive proprietary methods and expertise for data recovery.

Myth #5 - With Data Recovery I Don't Need A Backup Drive

By having data safely stored in a backup system, you can continue working while your hard drive is with data recovery technicians. Should the worst happen and data recovery fail or, perhaps, be limited, you still have your backup files. So always backup your data.

If you need data recovery experts, please Carolina Data Recovery.  Our professionals are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art service on all makes and models of systems in a certified clean room environment.


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Client Reviews

“The short: Calling Ron and his team was the best decision I could have made. Words like kind, respectful, prompt, and attentive come to mind. The long: My NAS crashed. I thought I lost my entire digital life. Forget about the files and documents one accumulates and all the music, I had 30 years of family pictures, some of who are no longer with us. I was in tears. I took my NAS to a big box store where I was given very robotic service by their "geeks" and was told it could cost me thousands of dollars, it would take at least a month (but I could leap to the front of the line for an extra $100) to even find out IF it was recoverable. I decided to look for someone local and thank God I found Carolina Data Recovery. Ron was able to confirm that the data was recoverable within 48 hours and had my data back to me within 72 hours. Beyond that, Ron took time to walk me though the process and listen to my concerns. Realizing I was a mess, Ron spent an hour on the phone with me explaining what I need to do going forward to ensure that this never happens again. Backing up your data IS important - hard lesson learned. I hope to never be in this situation again, but have comfort in knowing that Carolina Data Recovery has my back. ”
– M. Patel
“I thought I had lost the last 15 years of my life in pictures, but they were able to recover them! Such a relief! Worth every penny!”
– Shannon M.
“Carolina Data Recovery saved the day! I had an external hard drive that contained all of my personal information and pictures over the last 3 years. This hard drive had crashed leaving me in a world of panic. Carolina Data Recovery specialists were able to fully recover my lost information, keeping me updated throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Carolina Data Recovery for all your data needs! ”
– J. Hawk

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