Tools Experts Use to Recover Data from Broken Hard Disk

When you decide to store your data in digital format in a hard drive, then you expose yourself to data loss in the event that the drive fails or gets damaged. Although backing up your data in other digital media will help you reduce the risk of loss, it is important to note that even back-ups can get damaged leaving you exposed. The question then becomes, how do you get your data back especially when this data is highly important? Most people choose to take their broken hard disks to data recovery experts to get them fixed and recover the lost data. Below we will look at some of the tools that these data recovery experts use to get back the lost data.

DMDE for Windows Data Recovery

Data recovery can be easily conducted using simple user friendly software that allows you to access the drive in which data has been lost. Most of the available software does all the work for you; however you can take a more hands on approach in locating the lost files and recovering them efficiently and successfully where other tools might fail.

DMDE is one of the most hands on software to use in recovering data on Windows platform. All the user needs is expert knowledge in file systems and partition tables among others. The 1.27MB program is portable for the best data preservation when run on a damaged drive where overwriting would be disastrous to recovering any data. The software is quite versatile and can be used to inspect logical and physical drives as well as disk images. It works for a variety of windows platforms as well.

Using Ubuntu Live CD

This option is available for those who want to recover data from a Windows or Linux formatted drive. This method allows experts to boot off a Linux CD without necessarily having a Linux Operating System on the computer. The main benefit of this method is that it allows data recovery from a highly corrupted drive that would be quite challenging to achieve. Linux is able to see a Windows formatted drive that is heavily corrupted and even facilitates the creation of an image before any attempts are made at recovering the data. This is necessary to ensure that if the damaged drive has suffered physical damage as well, it will not fail before the recovery process is complete. 

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