Recovering Flooded Hard Disks and Systems

September 17, 2008

With the passing of Hurricane Ike and its massive storm surge, Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans is now receiving calls regarding the recovery of data from submerged Microsoft systems.  The good news is a significant amount of data from submerged hard disks can often be restored, albeit a professional with special expertise and equipment is required.

If your system experienced flooding, a few precautions will enhance your chances of successful data recovery by a professional.  Proper handling of a damaged disk and its important data is the primary concern for users.  Hard disks are a computer’s most sensitive component.  DO NOT attempt to power-up a damaged disk as electricity and salt water are a hazardous combination, and you could obliterate your data.

Due to the complex design of hard drives, there are NO user serviceable elements under the cover.  Users should NOT try to recover the data.  Data recovery software is useless for recuperating flooded drives, and increases the possibility of data loss.  A professional with a clean room is your ONLY hope at recovery.

Data recovery is now more affordable than ever for recovering important information.
Onsite recommends Googleing a data recovery specialist.  The specialist will provide instructions for proper packaging.  DO NOT attempt to dry a flooded disk.  Generally a flooded drive should be placed in a container that will keep the drive humid but protect the shipping carton from wetness.

Onsite specializes in disaster recovery following storms, floods, and fires.  Restoration of Microsoft based networks and systems following disasters are our specialty.  If your business experienced flooding and requires relocation, call the professionals at Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.


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