There are many factors that contribute to data loss. It isn’t surprising that the number one cause of data loss is human error.
Other reasons for data loss include:
• Hardware failure.
• Power-related problems.
• Flood/water damage.
• Fire/heat/smoke damage.
Mistakes happen, but deleted and corrupt files can be recovered.
Modern flash devices have excellent longevity in terms of their erase and write cycles; whilst there is a finite number of times a specific block of memory can be written and erased, the lifespan generally allows for this to happen millions of times. Even so, flash memory can and does wear out. Typical USB drives and memory cards should last for years – even decades – under normal use, but, when exposed to intensive operations, such as running an operating system or hosting applications, a flash memory device can fail prematurely.
The issue of safely ejecting flash drives can also be crucial to the protection of data. Often, data transfers the user has requested will simply be logged until the flash drive is ejected via a removal wizard, meaning that if a user simply yanks a flash drive from its port, the file transfer is never actually carried out.
Many problems that can arise whilst using flash memory devices are often challenging to overcome, but, if you encounter any of these problems, Data Resus can help.
Data Resus – Bringing your data and memories back to life.
Together with our research partner, we have developed the latest generation software packages and hardware tools for recovering data from all types of media, including USB drives, memory cards and hard drives.
If you would like to hear more about Cardwave’s new data recovery service, or any of our other services or products, please contact us today.
Tel: + 44(0)1380 738395