Seagate data recovery & other external drive
one of services that our technician work on with great success rate. We got a Seagate driver that was not loading & able to access by the user. External hard drive has bad sectors due normal use, which is normal considering its mechanical hard drive. When we get something like that, we try to remap the bad sectors then try to clone it to another good hard drive. After that, we might be able to see the data or might need to run drive data recovery software to pull the data. This process can be done within 2 to 3 day and sometime might take a week depending on how bad drive, and much data on the drive.
Here are some ways to help prevent data loss, Data recovery
- Regularly schedule “fire drills” to restore information from backup.
- Keep computers in safe, dry, and dust-free areas.
- Back up data regularly. Then verify the backups by getting the data off the flash drive, external hard drive, or any backup media and back into the computers.
- Protect your hardware.
- Educate your employees about data leakage.
- Keep your computer clean.
- Apply antivirus and anti-malware software.
- Ensure sensitive data is encrypted.
- Always have 2 or 3 backup set of your computer or data, redundant backup always good
What should you do in case your hard drive stops working?
- Check if it’s plugged in and powered on
- Reboot your computer.
- Try connecting the drive to a different computer.
- Reset the connection by shutting down your computer and unplugging the external drive, then after one minute, turn on your computer and reconnect the drive.