Recover Data from Damaged or Erased Hard Drive

by Emily on July 24, 2018

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A hard drive carries valuable information on it. When the unfortunate happens and for one reason or another you are not able to access the information, either because it is erased or damaged. What options do you have for a successful hard drive recovery? Is there a way that you can access the information off the drive?

Most people panic when their hard drives are affected and they cannot retrieve information therein with good reason. Unlike data recovery from phones, flash disks and other external drives that only require free data recovery software; hard drive recovery is more complex, requiring the big guns. If you are facing such a situation, here’s what you can do to recover data from your computer’s hard drive.

Gather Your Tools

Be sure to have all the tools required to safely connect your drive to another computer. Ideally, you should have some kind of IDE/SATA to USB drive enclosure or USB cable or sled that can mount into the drive and easily connect to your computer. If you like getting your hands dirty, using your desktop, to can try to install the drive as an internal one, however an external connection is easier and faster.

Examine The Hard Drive

Nest, keenly examine the drive itself and see if there are any damages to it. Check whether the pins are bent or broken. Ensure that the drive is in good enough condition in the first place to actually use before trying anything that may further escalate the damage. If the drive is too damaged physically to attempt recovery, you may need more drastic measures.

Grab Some Data Recovery Software

Be sure that your anti-malware and antivirus are up to date. Lord knows what you might find on the hard drive and you definitely want to contain it once the drive is connected to an active system. Only then can you download and install some data recovery tools. There are a number of tools that you can use for data recovery especially if the data hasn’t been overwritten. EaseUS Data recovery Wizard comes highly recommended for its ease for use. Only three steps involved:

Step 1, select a location to find your data

Step 2, Choose the data that you want to recover

Step 3, choose a folder to store the to be recovered data and click the Recover button

EaseUS Data Recovery software also helps to recover deleted files in a similar process.
Remember, the less you handle the drive you want to recover data from, the better the chances of a successful recovery. As you read from the drive, you run the risk of aggravating any damage it may already have. Also, the more you write to the drive, chances are high that you might be overwriting valuable data that you want to recover.

Call In The Professionals

So the worst case scenario has happened and your hard drive is physically damaged, has been wiped and overwritten. You have tried everything in the book and nothing seems to work. At this point the price you pay for calling in the big guns – professional Data Recovery people is nothing compared to the value of information your hard drive contains. Pick up the phone and call in the professionals – the folks at EaseUS Data recovery and see what they can do for you.

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