Data Storage: 13 Common Data Storage Failures and How Likely the Files Can Be Recovered
WeRecoverData.com specializes in high-end IT system data recovery. The company's clients include the NASA Space Shuttle program, financial services providers and other such enterprises. Dyan Parker, the company's chief performance officer, told eWEEK that she's used to seeing horribly burned-up or water-soaked hard disk drives. Even so, "if it's technically possible, we will recover [lost data]. What sets us apart is that we will do special research and development on particular kinds of problems and create our own proprietary utilities to get the job done; most other companies don't have the capability to do that." Parker cited a recent case in which a major bank lost all of its backup data. "It would have been unrecoverable, except that we went in and retrieved the data by reverse-engineering," Parker said. WeRecoverData.com now has specialized expertise in virtualized storage systems. This was developed through the company's recent successful retrieval of Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format data from a Hyper-V virtualized server. Parker offered a list of WeRecoverData.com's 13 most common ways hard drives become trashed and how likely it is that the data can be recovered. Do you see yourself in any of the following scenarios?