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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  • External Hard Drives
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Client Reviews

“These guys/gals are really great. Ron was very professional and stayed in communication thru the entire process of our clients Data Recovery.”
– David P.
“Carolina Data Recovery is terrific. We lost a RAID 5 array with critical data and we needed to recover it quickly. We spoke with 3 different venders, and Ron made a big impression over the phone. We did not regret our choice. He worked with us on shipping and priority, and within three days of placing that call we had our data back in 3 days.. HIGHLY recommended. .”
– Jim B.
“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.
“I researched a few places near me that are in the business of data recovery. When I called, I spoke with Mr. *** D****. He was optimistic that he could recover the data from our dead hard drive from our file server. He did not guarantee anything without an evaluation. I drove two hours and delivered the hard drive to him the next day personally. He checked the drive immediately while I waited. He was confident that his team could recover the data from the drive within 3 to 5 days. Surprisingly, Mr. D**** called me the next morning with the good news that his team had come in for an emergency job and completed the recovery on my hard drive during the night. They were able to recover 100% of the data. Mr. D**** was pleasant to work with. I hope I never need there services again, but If I do I would definitely work with them again. I would highly recommend.”
– Bobby M.
“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
“Great service! Great company! After bringing my computer to three other companies - all who said my data was lost and gone forever - Carolina Data Recovery found and restored it as easy as 1 - 2 - 3. After all the ups and downs and horrors of computer problems, I'm so glad I found a place to go!”
– Anne Fiala
“We had a hard drive failure at work, and we didn't have a backup. We went to Ron for a free analysis and he verified there was an issue within 15 minutes. We've never had to deal with data recovery before, and he was willing to answer any questions. He got our data restored to a new drive within 2 days. Would definitely recommend.”
– Seth Allen

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