Do-it-yourself projects, or DIY projects, are becoming more and more popular, as they can be fun and cost-saving. DIY is becomingso common that there is an entire cable network devoted to it. So DIY projects sound great right? They do if they are the safe and productive DIY projects. DIY data recovery projects are the complete opposite.
These projects fall under the unsafe and counterproductive category. They almost always fail. Not to mention, the more you tinker with your device, the less likely it’ll be that data recovery professionals can save your data, and the more expensive it will be if the data is recovered.
There are many unproven and inconsistent DIY data recovery techniques that you can read about. It is important to stay away from these. At Gillware, we hear about these wacky techniques all the time, and usually it’s because the device ends up in our lab after someone attempts them. Here are some of the more common DIY data recovery methods that should not be attempted nor adapted upon.
At Gillware, when we hear about these DIY data recovery methods, we cringe. Data recovery is something that shouldn’t be experimented with. Our engineers have years of specialized data recovery training, experience and tools to do the work they do. So if your drive is showing any signs of mechanical failure, send it to our data recovery professionals.
The next time you find yourself reading about “the freezer trick,” or “the four foot drop test,” (yes, we’ve actually heard that one) stop what you are doing and call Gillware. You will save yourself time, money and more importantly, data.