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What to do in case of Data Loss from Removable Storage Media?

This post aims at educating you on the several ways in which you can recover deleted files from SD Card, Pen Drive, Memory Card and other Removable Storage Media. You can read out causes of Data loss, preventive measures etc.



The various removable storage media such as memory card, pen drive, USB flash drive, CD/DVD, and external hard drive provide you with the benefit of storing and transferring a significant amount of data. Their very purpose is to help you in situations of storing and carrying a large amount of data from one digital device to the other. However, the downside is that they suffer data loss at times owing to several reasons which will be explained in this post.

Data loss is a situation where these beneficial devices are not able to serve the purpose. When you encounter such a situation, your next thought is how to recover your lost or inaccessible data. This calls for removable media recovery so as to retrieve complete data in a safe and secure manner. Before we move on to the recovery process, let’s examine the reasons responsible for data loss.

Causes of Data Loss

Whether you have a pen drive, USB flash drive, external HDD, CD/DVD, or memory cards such as SD Card, SSD, or micro SD Card, the causes of data loss are similar which are as follows:
·         Accidental deletion of the stored data
·         Formatting of the devices
·         Other logical/software damages or corruption issues
·         Physical/hardware damages or corruption
Now that you know the reasons for data loss in your media storage, the next step is to take appropriate measures to minimize such situations or put a stop to them. Know them in the section below.

The Preventive Measures

The several precautionary measures to prevent your storage devices such as USB drives, pen drives, external hard disk drives, flash drives, SD memory cards and SSDs from failing are as follows:
·         Handle removable media with care to avoid physical damages
·         Ensure that your removable media devices do not fall too often
·         Do not use them continuously as this will result in overheating
·         Keep your removable media devices away from water and fire
·         Insert and eject the removable media in a proper manner
·         Avoid inserting your removable media into virus-infected systems
·         Avoid actions that may cause other physical and logical damages

What Should You Do in Case of Removable Media Failure?

In case you discover that any of your removable data storage media has failed, the first thing that you should do is to discontinue its usage. Next, you should handle it with utmost care to prevent further damage as this could restrict the data recovery process.  Ultimately, you should seek professional assistance for the particular removable media device.

There are a few steps that you can avoid. You should not format the particular data storage device or try repairing it on your own. Instead, you should seek the help of professional data recovery experts or contact a service center. Further, avoid using any unapproved utility to repair and recover data from your media device suffering data loss. Nevertheless, you can use genuine, approved, and authorized external software to recover your lost data. Most of the third-party tools allow you to do so in quite a straightforward manner, and within a short span.

Apparently, deleted data or data lost due to the logical failure of the device can be retrieved. But there’s a challenge that you can face with them. They fail completely in case your device is physically damaged and hence, cannot be detected by the system or software. So, in such a situation even the best of tools cannot help restore your lost data.

The data lost from your damaged or corrupt device should be recovered only by the experts who provide data recovery services for removable storage media. The services are memory card data recoveryUSB flash drive data recovery, pen drive data recovery, CD/DVD data recovery, external hard drive recovery, and other removable media devices.

The Way Forward – Data Recovery Service by Stellar Data Recovery

The moment you discover that you have a physically damaged removable media, you should observe the several do’s and don’ts to upsurge the chances of complete data recovery, and take it to the nearest branch of Stellar Data Recovery service center in your area. The reason being, with their team of highly knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced professionals, your lost or inaccessible data would be successfully restored. To provide the best-in-class service and solutions for removable media devices, 

Stellar Data Recovery guarantees safe and secure recovery of your damaged or corrupt removable media in its state-of-the-art Class 100 CleanRoom Lab. Their seasoned data recovery professionals ensure complete, unfailing, and fast recovery of your lost data.  



Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast, Harvard certified Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics Expert. He Founder Techphlie.com, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website. Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference. Shrey is a Technology analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers. He completed his masters in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, certified in IPR, T.Q.M. & ISO 9001:2008 In Quality Management Systems.

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