If your hard drive was damaged by water, it’s important that you should take care of the issue as quickly as possible to have the best chance of recovering the data from the hard drive. Don’t assume that leaving the hard drive alone for a few days won’t hurt your data.
Hard drives are delicate, and can be easily damaged from mild bumps or drops. So never try to switch and power on your computer system, laptop, storage box, external USB HDD (Hard Disk Drive) or your Server etc.Don’ts
- Using a hair dryer, leaving it out in the sun, or using any other drying methods that involve heat can potentially damage the platters of the hard drive, making data recovery nearly impossible.
- All water, whether it’s water from a flood or storm, or water you drink has particles and minerals in it that will stick to the platters of your hard drive if the hard drive dries out. That makes data recovery even more difficult than if the platters were already wet.
- Don’t attempt to rinse or clean the hard drive if it is dirty, as doing so without the proper tools or solutions almost always makes recovering stored data from the hard drive more difficult.
- Don’t attempt to remove the cover from the hard drive. Doing so exposes the extremely sensitive platters of the hard drive to airborne particles, which makes recovering data from the hard drive nearly impossible. data recovery specialists only remove the cover of a hard drive in an enclosed environment known as a Class 100 Clean room), which filters out all airborne particles that may be harmful to the platters of a hard drive.
- Wrap the hard drive in paper towel and put it in an air tight bag while removing as much air from the bag as possible.
- Our Data Recovery specialists who can help you identify what is wrong with your hard drive, and walk you through the necessary steps including proper shipping of a hard drive to ensure you have the best chances of recovering your valuable data. Contact immediately and we will help you get your data back as soon as possible.