What Happens During a Data Recovery Media Evaluation?

Most reputable data recovery providers evaluate storage media before providing a quote. In another article, we explained why evaluations are necessary — if you missed it, you can read more here.  But what happens during a data recovery media evaluation?...
January 4, 2022

The Problem With Flat-Rate Hard Drive Data Recovery

Imagine taking your car to a mechanic that charges a flat rate for every service. Whether you’re getting a routine tune-up or a new transmission, you’ll pay a few hundred dollars. Most consumers wouldn’t trust the mechanic — especially with...
December 15, 2021

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