How Can I Tell If My Hard Drive is Broken?

Modern hard disk drives (HDDs) have an expected operating lifespan of 3-5 years, according to their warranties — but many HDDs operate reliably for much longer. Unfortunately, no HDD lasts forever; hard drives have mechanical components that wear out over...
November 29, 2021

Can You Fix a Broken SATA Connector on a Hard Drive?

A hard drive’s Serial ATA (or SATA) connector allows storage media to interface with the computer. It’s essential to hard drive operation — and unfortunately, it’s an extremely fragile component. With a small amount of pressure, computer users can easily...
November 23, 2021

Do-It-Yourself Hard Drive Data Recovery: 4 Factors to Consider

When your hard drive fails — or you suddenly lose access to important files, and you realize that you don’t have a functional backup — you’ll need to either recreate your work or find a way to recover the data....
November 18, 2021

How Much Does Data Recovery of a Hard Drive Cost?

It’s no secret: Hard drive data recovery can be expensive. For an individual hard drive, costs can vary from $100 to upwards of $2,000 — and while data recovery is reasonably affordable in the vast majority of cases, consumers have...
November 12, 2021

6 Data Backup Mistakes That Increase Your Risk of Data Loss

At Datarecovery.com, we offer professional data recovery services for all types of digital storage devices. Through our full-service laboratories, we can quickly restore data in most scenarios, and we offer a no data, no charge guarantee to give our clients...
November 8, 2021

How DAO Hack Victims Can Still Recover Ether

At the time of writing, a single Ether token (ETH) is worth approximately $3,490, and its valuation continues to grow substantially every year. Like many cryptocurrencies, ETH continues to build circulation, and the potential for future growth remains high. The...
October 14, 2021

Chinese Cryptocurrency Miners Selling Used SSDs, But There’s A Catch

The plunging price of the cryptocurrency Chia has flooded the international market with used hard drives and solid state drives, according to a recent report from VNExpress International. The article cites a Facebook group with more than 5,000 Chia traders....
October 4, 2021

Does Hard Drive’s Orientation Increase Failure Rate?

If you’re building a PC or buying an external hard drive, you may have the option to decide whether to orient the drive vertically or horizontally. Horizontal orientation is more or less the de facto standard — chances are, you’re...
September 7, 2021

Are Hard Drive Enclosures Airtight?

Contrary to popular belief, the enclosure of a hard drive does not create a perfect seal (on most hard drives). One look at a flood-damaged hard drive will make that clear — we frequently receive hard drives that have been...
August 20, 2021

Hard Drive Data Recovery FAQ

This page addresses some of the most common customer questions regarding hard drive data recovery. If your question isn’t listed, you can get immediate assistance from a customer service representative by clicking here. Hard Drive Data Recovery: Frequently Asked...
August 11, 2021