Modern digital storage solutions continue to evolve rapidly, many of which are now faster and smaller while boasting increasingly larger storage capacity and better longevity. But despite these advancements, these storage devices are not invulnerable to failure, whether they are hard disk drives, solid state drives (SSD), SD cards, or any other type of storage your gadgets use. Below, we list the most common signs you may need to call data recovery services in Singapore to prevent your data from being lost permanently.
1. Files suddenly go missing or become corrupted
You may suddenly be met with an error that states your files have become corrupted and can no longer be opened or go missing even though you are certain you never deleted them. These are common signs that your storage device is failing, but there is a chance you can still restore the affected files with the help of on-board tools like Windows’ built-in repair wizard. However, if you continue encountering more corrupted errors or the repair tools do not work, you will have to rely on experts to retrieve your lost data.
2. Your storage device is often unrecognised by the file manager
Another tell-tale sign that your storage device is failing is when it regularly does not get recognised. During these cases, it is best to verify whether your storage solution is the problem by trying out different cables, ports, or systems. Sometimes, a simple switch between any of the three solves the problem, but when you have tried everything to no avail, it is safe to assume that your hard drive is at fault.
3. System start-up problems or BSOD
Faulty drives can often interfere with an operating system’s ability to boot to the desktop, and you can check whether this is the case by disconnecting them from your system prior to turning it on. Besides causing issues during system start-up, they can also cause stop errors such as Windows's dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD).
4. Unusual noises from your storage devices
This problem is mostly exclusive to hard disk drives, which use components like a spinning magnetic disk and mechanical head to manipulate data. Because of this, impacts and other damage may affect the parts within the drive, resulting in strange grinding and clicking noise that could compromise your data if left unchecked.
5. Accidental file deletion
Many of us have experienced deleting something we did not intend to. Thankfully, most desktop and even mobile operating systems now have a recycle bin that provides an easy way to undo accidental deletions. However, there are times when this solution is unavailable as extra-large files are typically deleted straight away instead of being relocated to the recycle bin. In cases where you also accidentally say yes to permanently deleting these files, getting your files back will require the help of a data recovery expert.
From treasured photos to important documents, many of our essential assets are now in digital form and are housed in digital storage devices. Whether it is due to device failure or other reasons, getting back your lost data will generally require the help of experts who specialize in data recovery.
If you are looking for an iPhone recovery service or any other type of data recovery in Singapore, EverHigher is the company you can trust. From everyday thumb drives to complex raid servers, you can always count on us to get your data back.
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