Data Recovery


Data Recovery is the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Often the data are being salvaged from storage media such as internal or external hard disk drives, solid-state drives (SSD), USB flash drive, storage tapes, CDs, DVDs, RAID, and other electronics. Recovery may be required due to physical damage to the storage device or logical damage to the file system that prevents it from being mounted by the host operating system (OS).


  1. Various third-party vendors provide data recovery (DR) services (such as recovering data from failed disks). Until UB Micro was dissolved in 2012, UB Micro staff claimed that if your disk is still spinning, they would stand a reasonable chance of being able to recover your data.
  2. School of Nursing IT Director Sharon Daly compiled a list of local DR vendors in September 2006 (see attachment).


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