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Guide To Data Recovery On Western Digital Hard Drives

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Storing data on a hard drive may appear quite complex to the normal person. Through a chain of comparisons, photos and simple to comprehend technical terms, I’ll describe just what a hard drive is, the specialized jargon associated with the parts of the hard drive and what occurs when data is saved to that hard drive.

Data recovery on Western Digital hard drives ( often have a turnaround time of anywhere between seven days to a month (see The fact that they frequently ask that you mail in your device limits the quickest turnaround time accessible. Recovery applications can work (if it works) in less than thirty minutes from download to recovery. Many of the businesses that advertise quick turnaround rates for hands on data recovery are still talking about days, not minutes.

A data recovery service that doesn’t deliver the files you desire back will be nothing but time squandered. Any quality brand of hard disk (eg. Western Digital or Maxtor) recovery program will do what it says it will. In case you go through the jobs of getting and installing the application and end up with nothing, it may be the instance you have to spend a lot more money to buy a data recovery service.

In the event your PC is not booting, you can try booting it in safe mode and try to disable or uninstall any lately installed applications that may have caused the problem. You can even try to see if running a System Restore solves the situation, but be careful as this will lose all the data on the hard drive.

When you’re successful with the Western Digital hard drive data recovery, then you will want to consider other data back-up alternatives. For personal computers, you can use an external hard drive or another small storage item. Office computers on a network will take advantage of a distant recovery data facility that can back-up all the files on their network and keep all the changes upgraded. It Is a paid service, but one well worth the cost. This way, you’ll be able to avoid needing to manage another close call with data loss.

SSD’s NOT Replacing HDD’s Anytime Soon…

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Infographic of SSD and HDD storage

The prohibitive cost and lack of huge storage amounts per unit make SSD a non viable option in many storage applications.

Contrary to popular belief, a large study regarding the take up of SSD and their impact on technology has been completed by HGST and found that SSD technology will not be replacing HDD technology any time soon. The major contributing factor to this is price.

Whilst SSD hard drives have significant benefits such as lower power usage, no moving parts and quicker data access, one of their drawbacks is their cost. SSD prices fluctuate depending upon the cost of the rare earth material that they are made from: on any given data they can cost between 3 and 30 times more expensive than a regular HDD. When you consider the amounts of data being stored across the world it makes using SSD’s prohibitively expensive.

The infogram illustrates how SSD and HDD hard disks will be used over the coming 5 years: as you can see the only place SSDs will make a significant impact in corporate markets is in high end, high profit, high data throughput applications and servers.

Also the significant breakthroughs in storage capacities of HDD devices (as of Dec 2013 the largest commercially available hard drive is 6TB) is another huge reason making SSD hard drive non competitive – SSD’s just can not provide this amount of storage at anywhere close to HDD prices.