Questions and answers about data recovery

Is data recovery safe?

Restoring lost data with Raise Data Recovery you can be sure of a complete safety of all manipulations. This program operates in a read-only mode that ensures absolute safety of the logical data recovery process. The software doesn’t carry out modifications of any nature to the original storage data and rather makes a virtual reconstruction of the storage file system to find the data inside of it.

At the same time, when you work with hard disk drives damaged physically you should make a disk image to avoid any further wear-out and entire disk failure.

What are the data recovery chances?

Data recovery is based on the principle that no data disappears until overwritten. As each file system sets its own rules of managing data, the chances for successful data recovery depend greatly on the file system type your storage or storage partition is formatted into. Besides, your actions immediately after data loss are important as well: if you do everything possible to prevent from any further writing, the chances to get a critical file back increase.

Please note that new SSD usually support TRIM technology speeding up writing, but making impossible recovery of lost files. In order to increase data recovery chances from SSD disable TRIM support in the operating system.

Big effect to data recovery chances is type of file system on the storage, so please examine this article for more details.

What's wrong with my 3 (2.5, 4, 6 etc.) TB disk?

Data storage connection matters a lot in this point. Hard drives attached via a SATA/USB adapter may raise questions especially for disks of 3-6 TB. A bridge chip of the adaptor may be incapable of transferring data located at large addresses because of its data transmission ability. That’s why disk sizes displayed in Raise Data Recovery can differ from the real ones. The same problem may also arise for internal drives in case of a poor bandwidth of an old motherboard.