24 Hour Data Recovery Experts Say, “Protect Your Data During Tornado Season”

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The data recovery specialists at 24 Hour Data offer tips to protect hard drives or servers from catastrophic failure and data loss during tornado season. When the May 22 tornado ravaged Joplin, Missouri, destroying local businesses, leveling shopping centers and sending residents fleeing to evacuation centers, it became the deadliest tornado in 50 years. Weather analysts say 2011 is going to be the worst year in recorded history for tornadoes. The previous record for twisters in a single year was set in 2003, with 1,819 tornadoes. So far in 2011, the National Weather Service reports 1,475 tornadoes -- and the year is far from over.

24 Hour Data Recovery Experts Say, “Protect Your Data During Tornado Season”

Historically, tornado season spans from April to June and tornadoes commonly hit an area in the U.S. ranging from northwest Texas across Oklahoma and Kansas, known as tornado alley. But, as this year has shown us, tornadoes can hit anywhere and at any time of year.

24 Hour Data Encourages Regular Back Ups to Protect Data During a Disaster
How can you protect data in the event of a tornado or any natural disaster? Perform regular back-ups of data and follow these tips:

1. Maintain three forms of data backup, including at least one remote back-up that can be accessed over the web.
2. Rely on storage “in the cloud” so you can access data in the event of an emergency anywhere in the world, from any computer with Internet access;
3. Unplug computers during a storm to prevent damage caused by power surges;
4. Keep the phone number for 24 Hour Data handy for emergency data recovery services, in case a computer can't access files or the Internet to start the data recovery process online.

Tornadoes Harm Hard Drives, Causing a Need for Data Recovery

A hard drive that's been knocked around and thrown by tornado winds can suffer shock damage. Floods and heavy rains from thunderstorms associated with twisters can also damage hard drives, as can power surges, often caused when power lines experience tornado force winds or direct contact with a twister. In all these cases, it's possible that data recovery specialists can recover data through complex physical and logical data recovery.

For businesses ravaged by a tornado, recovering lost data can make the difference between staying in business or closing shop forever. For a family that's lost their home to a tornado, finding family photos on a recovered hard drive provides a link to the past and hope for the future.

“Our data recovery specialists aren't policemen, firefighters or emergency responders who save lives. We owe those people a huge debt of gratitude for their actions during events like the Joplin tornado,” says 24 Hour Data President Sean Wade. “But our emergency data recovery services give us a small opportunity to be heroes to business owners and individuals who rely on crucial data stored on computers that may now be damaged to the point where do-it-yourself data recovery just won't work.”

24 Hour Data offers 24/7 Emergency Recovery Service and Fair Pricing

“A computer, hard drive or server can be a lifeline to recovering some of what people have lost in a natural disaster,” Wade adds. “We understand this, and that's why we pride ourselves on offering round-the-clock 24 Hour Data recovery service, and honest price quotes.”

In most cases, 24 Hour Data offers a free diagnostic for data recovery within 24 hours of receiving storage media, including hard drive recovery, RAID recovery, SSD recovery, and Mac recovery. Most data recovery services can be accomplished within 48 hours. And if 24 Hour Data can't recover lost data, there's no charge for the service.

24 Hour Data has data recovery specialists standing by to offer data recovery services across the U.S. Call us today at 866-598-DATA to find out more.

About 24 Hour Data - 24 Hour Data, based in Dallas, Texas, is an industry leading data recovery firm specializing in logical and physical recovery of hard disk drives, RAID servers, photos, Macs, flash drives, solid state drives, virtual arrays and more. We understand the “human” side of the data recovery business, and offer round-the-clock service and a fast and honest estimate, along with data recovery within 48 hours, in most cases. Go to http://www.24hourdata.com to find out more.

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