Hard Drives store files on fragile “Platters” within them. The information is accessed by a floating “Head”, which reads from and writes to these Platters by hovering over them on the thinnest gap of air imaginable. If the Hard Drive gets bumped somehow, the floating Head might hit the Platter and scratch it (a.k.a. A “Head Crash”). Depending on the G-Shock of the hit, the head might suffer a big enough blow that it stops floating over the Platter(s) and instead begins to scratch every part of the platter is comes in contact with. This will permanently destroy the contents of the platter (YOUR FILES) and result to permanent data loss. No software or procedure will be able to restore data that has been destroyed in this manner.
This is why it’s Key to bring your malfunctioning hard drive to a specialist from the start, so that they can inspect it in a real Certified Lab (Clean-Room or Glove-Box) in order to prevent further damage to its precious platter(s). Running software on the Drive without inspecting its internal condition first will probably damage the Platters, making it almost impossible for even a specialist to recover anything.
A Hard Disk Drive read/write Head hovers above its Platter`s surface at a distance that is 5,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. It has been said that the read/write Head flying over the (Disk) Platter surface is like trying to fly a Jet plane six inches above the Earth's surface.
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Do not be persuaded by Data Recovery Software, Cheap Rates or a “FREE ESTIMATE ” from just anyone off the Internet. Their (or your) experimentation with software on your Drive will very likely cost you your data in the end.
From what we have witnessed, Amateurs and several “Data Recovery” Companies do not inspect the internal condition of your hard drive before powering it up. Many actually try to take a guess as to how much money you are willing to spend without even knowing what's wrong with it. They basically look at every client like “Another chance at the Jackpot Machine”, where if they recover your files using software; they win your money and charge you up to 5 times the respected normal rate.
If they Under-Estimated the cost/time involved to recover your data, they may have the nerve to lie to you and say that “YOUR DRIVE IS NOT RECOVERABLE” instead of being honest and telling you that they just don't know how to (or that they don't want to) fix it for the price they initially quoted (because the real Data Recovery Company they out-source it to is charging them a higher Rate and/or they Won’t make a Profit).
Companies or people who post FLAT FEE Data Recovery rates online, or on the phone, without actually seeing the Device prior, are very likely just pulling a BATE-AND-SWITCH to simply get as many people in the door.
Hard Drives that are damaged by these “Expert Technicians“ with their insane inexperienced/incompentant, Corner-Cutting/Winging-it process, are either partially recovered (if they’re lucky) or rejected “FOR FREE!”. Then you`ll get the “We were not successful” or “Recovery is not possible” without you ever knowing that it was their incompetence that prevented a successful Recovery. The damage they caused will very likely prevent the next company from recovering your files. Another thing that these fly-by-night “Companies“ (and even big name Companies) do is knowingly (or sometimes unknowingly) use Cracked (or even purchased) Software that have ”BACKDOOR TROJAN-HORSE VIRUSES” in them that allow rogue Hackers to access these Computers and gain access to your files, as well as anyone else's files that are on the Desktop/Laptop/Network they are using. This is something that we have witnessed with our own eyes.
(e.g. Would you loan your House keys, Credit Card, Mobile Phone, Desktop, Laptop, etc... to some stranger on Craigslist or some corner Computer Shop which employs these cheap-labor Techs?
Don't be fooled by YouTube Videos with demos of guys in ridiculous Hasmat suits... making pretend to work on a Hard Drive in a ”Clean Room”... Its just Marketing Fluff. Simple Front-of-House Marketing tactics. What matters is a Company's overall integrity. The real possession of the required professional Skills, Tools, Environment, and in turn results.
“FREE Estimate”, “FREE Analysis”, “FREE Evaluation”, “No Data, No Charge” How much is your Data worth?
Here’s a Tip:
ASK THE COMPANY OR PERSON THAT YOU CHOOSE, TO SHOW YOU THEIR CLEAN ROOM.
Please Note: Some (like us) may have proprietary equipment and methods that they use, which they might want to protect and withhold from competitors. In such situations it may be more appropriate for them to allow a limited glance of their Clean-Room System, or some other type of virtual Clean Room that they`re using (e.g. a Certified Glove-Box).
IF THEY DON’T HAVE ONE, DON’T BOTHER.