Your Hard Drive Is Still The Main Cause Of Data Loss

Yes, you can lose your password for a cloud service or leave your mobile phone in the back of a taxi. But the most likely way for you to lose data is still when a hard drive dies.

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A global survey by data recovery company Kroll Ontrack highlighted that hard drive crashes and hardware failures remain the most common source of data loss. The infographic below sums up the numbers:

The lesson is simple and familiar: any data stored in just one place is going to be lost sooner or later. Backup, test your backups, repeat.


Comments

    Absolutely.

      Hard drive crashes more frequently as compare to any other devices and relatively contains huge amount of data. Undoubtedly, user tends to store vital data into the hard drives for easy accessibility and when they lose access to it, get really frustrated and worried.

      Major disaster recovery companies like Kroll Ontrack or Stellar Data Recovery has really great equipments and Class 100 clean room to recover data even from the most tragic situations.

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