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7 Mistakes to Avoid Before DIY Data Recovery

by Techchef Data Recovery Techchef Data Recovery
Hard drive failure can hit you any time, and it might look like panicking. For this, Attempting DIY data recovery is seen as the first option until you do more harm than good. 

Yes, data recovery by yourself can be riskier, resulting in permanent data loss without any expertise and special tools. 

Data recovery experts can better do the job and recover your failed, corrupted or damaged hard drive because they have years of experience and specialized tools to achieve the results. 

Though you still think of attempting recovery by yourself, you must avoid these seven mistakes that can increase data loss risk. 

1. Using software for physically damaged hard drive

Hard drives can be severely damaged in case of physical failure. Head crash, firmware damage, disk scratches, etc., lead to physical damage to the hard drive. In the first place, launching data recovery software on a physically damaged hard disk drive can overwrite data on the disk, resulting in permanent data loss. 

2. Open hard drive

Hard drive recovery specialists have cleanroom labs that have specific conditions to open a hard drive. Opening a hard drive in your room can risk your data by damaging the sensitive hard disk. 

3. Swapping Circuit boards

Now that technology is evolving every day, hard drives have been changing their internal working. So, now, if you try to swap the circuit board with a new one without any specialist's help, it can damage the hard drive. 

4. Running CHKDSK on the failed hard drive

CHKDSK is a Windows tool that is useful when you need to fix hard drive issues. However, launching CHKDSK on a failed hard drive can overwrite data that will not help in hard drive data recovery.   

5. Replacing hard drive in Raid 5 when multiple drives fail

Raid 5 with redundancy can only save the raid array until multiple drives fail. If you attempt replacing hard drives after waiting for other hard drives to fail, it will eventually not be fruitful. 

6. Installing platter from one drive to another

This solution is nothing but a major problem itself. Moving a hard disk platter, which is highly sensitive, to another hard drive will ultimately do more damage to the disk platter leading to data loss. 

Final words

Similar to other storage devices, hard drives are susceptible to physical and logical failures, and these failures lead to data loss in the hard drive risking your crucial files and folders. Honestly, recovering a failed hard drive with DIY data recovery can do more harm than good, ultimately bringing fruitless results. Only specialists can professionally recover hard drive data with years of practice and dedicated tools. A data backup can also help you in hard disk drive data recovery to reassess your data. Be always updated with an up-to-date hard drive backup to avoid data loss. 

Techchef is India's Leading Data Recovery specialist

Why would you choose Techchef for your failed or damaged hard drive? Techchef is India's leading data recovery service with premium tools and a professional team for the most exceptional solutions. Whether physical failure or logical failure, our specialists are always ready to deliver you the most desired data recovery results, assuring up to 100% recovery success rates. 

Contact us for the best in class hard disk drive data recovery service. 

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