Data Loss Types

Before you can operate on a data recovery case, you should find out what kind of data loss your case belongs to.

There are various reasons which cause data loss

  1. Software
  2. Hardware
  3. Power Loss
  4. Natural disaster
  5. Deleted files
  6. Virus Attack
  7. Accidental disk format

Software Data Loss

The major causes of software data loss:

  1. Virus Attack
  2. Disk format
  3. Partition Loss or trying to change the partition on the drive
  4. Disk lost power during an operation
  5. The network deleted files
  6. Power Loss
  7. Invalid Partition Table information
  8. Corrupted boot record

Hardware Data Loss

  1. Hard drive develops bad sectors
  2. Power outage damaging the electronic components
  3. Head damage
  4. Head crash
  5. Spindle motor
  6. Drive was dropped
  7. Natural disaster such as fire or flood

After users learn what type of data loss the data recovery case is, users can handle the data recovery cases much more easily. This is  very basic but important data recovery knowledge for those who want to start a data recovery business or start a data recovery sector.

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