Is it worth enough of DIY data recovery?

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Is it worth enough of DIY data recovery?

Postby DustinDeTorres » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:19 pm

Hey guys,
Is DIY data recovery safe? Knowing that data recovery process is complex, sensitive? What If my drive got very important data? Can anyone take that risk?
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Re: Is it worth enough of DIY data recovery?

Postby Data-Medics » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:50 pm

DIY data recovery has a lot of risks. In fact most cases I see that are unrecoverable are due to DIY attempts. That's not saying you shouldn't attempt DIY, but you need to do so with extreme caution and only after you've thoroughly researched it. Perhaps you could describe your case in more detail here and we can offer some suggestions on a course of action to take.
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Re: Is it worth enough of DIY data recovery?

Postby Alt » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:20 am

Actually, if the disks are in working order, risk is quite minimal. Check disks' SMART status first. And if you have enough storage space, create disk images and recover data from them.
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Re: Is it worth enough of DIY data recovery?

Postby Data-Medics » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:33 pm

Alt wrote:Actually, if the disks are in working order, risk is quite minimal. Check disks' SMART status first. And if you have enough storage space, create disk images and recover data from them.


I have to wholeheartedly disagree with this statement. I see a case nearly each week where someone overwrote lost data because they did something stupid like recovering data back to the same drive they are recovering off of. Or they tried to clone a drive but selected the wrong one and cloned the wrong direction. Hardware failure is only one risk factor.
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Re: Is it worth enough of DIY data recovery?

Postby Alt » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:40 pm

Data-Medics wrote: like recovering data back to the same drive they are recovering off of.

R-Studio will not let its user do that.
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