So, you may be sitting there thinking, your data is completely safe. You have regular backups made, possibly weekly or even daily, you have redundancies across the cloud, and you don’t even use traditional hard disk technology, having gone all SSD some time ago. Well, far be it from me to not congratulate you on all of these very wise decisions, especially the last one, moving to SSD technology, traditional hard drives being a bit of an abomination even in the days when they were new technology. I’m not going to discourage you from continuing to pursue and use these new technologies, as there are quite a few scenarios where they can in fact save the day. However, if you are sitting around thinking that you don’t need to have steady contact with hard disk recovery or general hard drive recovery services, think again.

You see, while the cloud is terrific for accessibility and constant uptime, especially in situations where you need shared access from outside your local network and possible on-site server complex, it does not make for a defense against some serious problems, or rather the consequences of a serious problems. Some of your most sensitive data may not even be accessible through the cloud, because of various security protocols and stipulations. Customers wouldn’t really be all left thrilled about their data being on third party hosting systems, and certain threats to your data are threats to your cloud data as well anyhow.

In a moment, you will learn that backups can be just as problematic with certain consequences to data troubles, but will get to that in a moment. First, let’s talk a little bit about the threats that are out there, and there are quite a few. If you aren’t using SSD’s, hard drives of a traditional design have a tendency to fail. This is inevitable, they are something with moving parts as well as a very fragile magnetic storage medium. However, even SSD’s are capable of breaking down eventually, and even things like burned optical media and SD cards can suffer what they call bit rot over time, and those are not as recoverable as broken down SSD’s or traditional hard drives. There’s no such thing as an immortal data storage medium that is remotely practical.

However, those are fairly predictable threats you can more or less account for by making note of when new media was implemented, migrating frequently when media gets old, and giving grace periods so that you can’t be surprised when they break down. You can’t guarantee that you can outfox entropy, but you can reduce the risk. However, things like burglaries, fires, natural disasters and cybercrimes like ransomware cannot be predicted, and they can be disastrous.

However with hard disk recovery in general hard drive recovery systems, clever scientists, cryptography experts and tech geniuses can recover 99% of your data, something that even backups can’t insure due to being instantly out of date and causing synchronization issues. It’s a good idea to have a service like this on call ahead of time, so that you don’t get caught with your pants down, every second your data is wrong or utterly unavailable, your hemorrhaging money because time after all is indeed money.

 

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