Whether data loss occurs due to a laptop hard drive crash, a mobile device being stolen, ransomware, or a syncing problem with a cloud app, it can be costly.
Data loss can mean hours spent recreating documents and work products or the loss of precious photo memories that you’ll never get back.
One mistake that many people make is trying to recover the data themselves instead of going to a professional. People make mistakes that end up costing them their data permanently when it still has a chance of being recovered. Such as doing a complete device reset, thinking that would fix the problem.
Data recovery is an art in many ways. It requires knowing how deleted data is handled by an operating system and having the tools to retrieve that data.
For example, in many cases data that has been deleted isn’t completely removed from the hard drive at all. Instead, it’s put into an inaccessible state where it can be overwritten by new data.
The right data recovery tools know how to scan the drive bit by bit to recover those items before they’re overwritten.
Main Causes of Data Loss
According to IT professionals, here are the top three causes of data loss:
- Hardware or system failure (31%)
- Human error (29%)
- Malware, ransomware, virus (29%)
Some of the common data loss scenarios seen with human error include things like not signing out of iCloud before a mobile device is turned in during an upgrade.
In this scenario, the user thinks their photos are safely stored online in their iCloud account, but that account is syncing with their old phone. The phone gets reset to factory conditions, deleting all the photos on it, and because it was still signed into iCloud, it deletes the online photos as well.
Another data loss scenario is when people are hit with a phishing attack that injects ransomware into their system. Rather than calling on an IT Pro to help, they try some free online tool and end up destroying any chance at getting their data back.
The Best Chance at Recovering Your Data
Calling in a professional like Connect2Geek for data recovery is important for a number of reasons and gives you the best chance at recovering your data.
Handling Cases Quickly In House
When data loss occurs, we know it’s vital that you have it restored as soon as possible. Handling most data recovery in house allows us to get your device and restore data back to you quickly.
Saves You From Making Critical Mistakes
One way that users end up making a data loss incident worse is that they try to fix it themselves. They grab some online “file recovery” tool that could actually be malware, or fiddle around with system commands they find using a Google search, but that they really don’t understand.
Having an IT pro handle data recovery can save you from making those critical mistakes that could leave you with permanent data loss.
Have the Tools to Handle the Toughest Recovery Cases
It professionals have specific tools designed for different types of data loss. For example, we would approach data loss from water damage differently than data loss from a virus infection.
Our experience and knowledge combined with professional data recovery tools gives you the best chance of seeing a full restoration of your data.
Connections to the Best Recovery Pros in the Business
If you have a particularly difficult data recovery job, we have connections to some of the best recovery pros in the business who do nothing but data recovery all day.
While we can handle most data recovery in house, having a backup for severe cases means there’s more chance you’ll get your data back even in the event of major damage.
There’s No Risk to You!
At Connect2Geek, we believe in our data recovery services so much that we offer RISK-FREE data recovery services. If your data is not recovered, then you don’t pay anything.
That makes it an even easier decision to have a pro handle data recovery, because you’re not risking a single penny.
Help Keeping Data Loss from Happening Again
Another reason to work with an IT pro is that once your data is recovered, we can help you put protections in place that keep data loss from happening again.
From managed cloud backup to proactive maintenance to prevent hard drive crashes, our team can help you greatly reduce the risk of another data loss incident in the future.
Don’t Wait if You’ve Lost Data! Get Help from Connect2Geek.
Time is of the essence when you have a data loss incident so that “lost” data isn’t overwritten. Bring your device to Connect2Geek and our expert recovery team will get on the case right away.
Schedule a free data recovery consultation today! Call 208-468-4323 or reach out online.