ReWave Hard Drive Recovery Offers Tips You Need To Keep Your Data Safe From A Power Surge

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A power surge can cause hard drive failure, which can lead to data loss. This article provides tips to keep your system safe and what to do if you have already experienced hard drive failure due to power surge.

Spring storms are just beginning and bringing with them severe lightning that can wreak havoc on your computer system. Starting in March at ReWave Hard Drive Recovery, the company sees an increase in the number of hard drives damaged by power surge caused by lightning. A power surge can destroy the external electronic circuitry of a hard drive and even cause irreparable damage to the delicate components inside the drive. The best case scenario would be circuit board damage. The worst case would be what is called a "head crash". A head crash occurs when the read write arm inside the hard drive crashes down upon the magnetic platters which house data resulting in damage to the platter surface. In most of these cases, the hard drive will exhibit signs of failure including making a clicking sound, not powering up at all, or the drive does not appear in the BIOS. If this occurs, it is crucial that the user power down the system and remove the hard drive. Continuing to use the damaged drive will only decrease the chances data can be recovered.

ReWave has over 16 years of experience performing data recovery on defective hard drives and other media. Most often, a hard drive severely damaged by lightning will need to have parts replacement in ReWave's data recovery clean room in order to recover data from the drive. ReWave's recovery services start at $500 for laptop hard drive data recovery, and the company always offers a free evaluation for all types of media including RAID. This equates to significant savings if you need RAID hard drive recovery as some companies charge a hefty evaluation fee for RAID recovery service.

So what can users do to protect their computer systems from power surge? An easy and inexpensive way to protect your system is to shut it down and unplug it during an electrical storm. If this method is not feasible, then purchasing a good surge protector is the next best method of protection. The job of a surge protector is to consume excess voltage produced by a power surge. When choosing a surge protector, it is important to review product ratings to ensure it is of good quality. A more pricey choice would be to purchase a high quality UPS (uninterruptible power supply). A UPS operates on a battery which allows the computer to remain running during a power outage. No matter what method is chosen, the user should frequently back up their data to further protect themselves from catastrophic damage to their system.

About ReWave Hard Drive Recovery
ReWave offers data recovery services to end-users, small businesses, corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations worldwide. Our dedication to our clients includes our 24/7 service, free evaluation, and no data-no fee policy. We offer services in English and Español. Our RAID recovery team offers emergency data recovery service for each case at no additional cost. We specialize in all RAID levels including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, RAID 50, and more. Fast, affordable, reliable data recovery is what you can expect at ReWave. For more information about our company please visit:

Marlon Stone, Data Recovery Manager
ReWave Hard Drive Recovery

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