Funny thing when you check the search engines for information on recovering hard drives… Naturally, most people want to assume that they can quickly restore all of their files using a cheap, easy to download data recovery software. I would want to assume this, too.

But I think it’s important that people understand that no matter what a Youtube video might say about a ‘dynamite’ hard drive recovery software, it may not work for you.

Slimy sales people on the Internet? Really? I can only imagine your disbelief. But for most people with hard drive failure problems the reality is that their data is simply NOT recoverable using software.

Ask yourself this: if you cannot boot your program or access the operating system, how exactly is this software going to work?

In fact, most authentic physical hard drive crashes mean that you cannot access the drive via any software means. In effect, you must repair the hard drive first. This is a job that can only be accomplished by a professional with hard drive expertise and access to a data recovery clean room. There are very few exceptions to this rule.

Remember that if you do have an “accidental file deletion”, software might be your best bet. But, if you have a full on hard drive crash, no software is going to be able to access your drive. So why waste your money on a product with no Money Back Guarantee?

There are situations, we should mention, in which a hard drive may appear to have crashed, but hasn’t. Call us if you encounter this situation.