10 No-Nos When Encountering Hard Drive Failures

When it comes to drive failures, apart from many precautions, what is also important is the correct solution after the disaster. Thus we will discuss 10 taboos when you come across the hard drive failures to help you reduce the loss.

When it comes to data protection, there are so many tricks talking about what you should do, like making regular Outlook backups to ensure the success of Outlook recovery. But today we will focus on what you should not do when meeting the typical data disaster—the hard drive failure.

10 No-Nos When Encountering Hard Drive Failures

1.Do not run abnormal hard drives

If your hard drive is making unusual noises, like grinding, clicking and wheezing, then it seems that the drive fails mechanically or suffers physical damages. In this case, you cannot turn on the drive as you please. Otherwise, it will result in severe situation and even destroy the data that you want to protect.

2.Do not remove the drive when the computer is running

If you take out the drive when it is powered, then it may cause the failure in accessing data. And this rule applies to all the drives including a flash drive.

3.Do not turn on/off the drive endlessly

Like closing and launching a corrupt app to attempt a recovery, people like to turn on and off their drive many times to check if the failed drive can come back to normal. But thing won’t get better and even become worse due to your endless tries.

4.Do not apply any data recovery software readily

Although there are a mass of third party recovery tools in the market, they are not 100% guaranteed to help in your typical case. Thus you should be cautious to run a recovery tool before you figure out the real reasons behind the corrupt hard drive.

5.Do not format the hard drive in the first time

When a hard drive fails, it may display a message mentioning that there is an error in your drive and you can format it to fix it. In this case, you cannot agree to the suggestion right away. If you have some precious data in the drive, then you have to be cautious.

6.Do not write data to the hard drive continually

If you continue to write data in the dying drive, then it will probably get even worse and you may lose your data in the drives forever.

7.Do not handle a failed hard drive by yourself

To handle a failed hard drive, many conditions like proper air pressure and exclusive tools are basic needs. If you do the work in a substandard condition, then factors like dusts or static electric discharge will definitely ruin your drive.

8.Do not treat the hard drive violently

A normal hard drive needs good cares, let alone a failed drive. If you treat it in a rude manner like bumping or knocking, then it will cause severe damage definitely.

9.Do not put the hard drive in a freezer

You may like to do some search before attempting recovery yourself. And there are multiple tricks online to tell you what to do, like putting your failed drive in the fridge. Please do not trust them readily because it might ruin your vital data which you wish to retrieve.

10.Do not make decisions in a hurry

Foresaid incorrect actions can be taken when you are emotional and make rush decisions. Only if you calm down and keep prudent, then your problem will be solved and your crucial data will be retrieved eventually.

Author Introduction:

Allissa Shen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and word recovery software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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