Always Be Prepared: 5 Annoying Scenarios of Data Loss and How to Recover Your Data

Data loss is far more common than you think. Being properly prepared for the worst-case scenario is the key to getting your project out alive.
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Created: 5/22/2019

Let’s paint a nightmare scenario for you. You are in the eleventh hour, mashing furiously at your keyboard on your engineering dissertation. It has been a long night, and perhaps you have too many energy drinks and late snacks, but it does not matter you are in the home stretch now on your route to freedom and the summer sun.

As you begin to strikeout the next few lines of information, it happens. Your computer just goes blank. No explanation. Maybe it was the bad weather? Or your computer fell victim to a virus. It does not matter; you panic. Praying to the computer gods that when you reboot that computer your dissertation will still be there.


Now, let’s pause for a second. Data-loss situations are far more common than you think, and it does not just happen to students. Businesses are just a susceptible to data-loss, with the occasional and seemingly often fatal data-loss story popping up in the news among small businesses and massive corporations.

Data Loss is a Serious Issue

According to Small Business Trends, 140,000 hard drives fail in the United States every week, while Data Loss itself is up 400% since 2012. Yet, 68% of SMBs do not have a disaster recovery plan. And this is where Stellar Data Recovery comes to the rescue.

Trusted by Fortune 500 companies and more than 3 million users across the globe, Stellar’s recovery software has not only helped those during those frightening times of data-loss but have helped them put a plan into place during those frightful nights.

Let’s go back to energy the drink-powered student. With a tool like Stellar’s recovery software, our student would not freak out. In fact, that student would probably just shrug it off, eat a few more fries and wait until the recovery system worked its magic.

Today we are going to explore some of the most common annoying scenarios and how Stellar can help you prevent you from melting down when it happens in the 11th hour.

Hard Drive Damage

You might love using that old computer but at some point due to wear and tear, that hard drive will fail. Hard drives are some of the most fragile parts of a computer, with as mentioned above, 140,000 hard drives crashing every week. Issues for this can range from mechanical issues to human misuse or mishandling, including the dreaded computer drop.

 There are even some signs to be on the lookout for, like your computer being unusually hot, consistent freezes, computer grinding noises, just to name a few. However, Stellar Data Recovery has got your back.

Always Be Prepared: 5 Annoying Scenarios of Data Loss and How to Recover Your Data
Source: Stellar Data Recovery

Stellar Data Recovery can recover lost or deleted data from any type of Mac or PC device, bringing to life loss data from hard drives, fusion drives, SSDs, SD cards, USB flash drives and even more. Stellar is even there to help you with hard drive corruption, piecing together every bit of data available.  

Viruses and Malware

You may think you are protected, but there is a good chance you're not as hackers get better at creating tools to invade and infect your computer. On a business level viruses can steal and delete crucial data, bringing businesses to their knees if not properly prepared. Guarding against malware is crucial.

Perhaps a virus caused you to lose your favorite series of videos or simply damaged them. With Stellar Video Repair Software, users can repair corrupt and damage videos shot with DSLR, digicam, surveillance, camera, and, mobile phones.

Natural Disasters

Sometimes mother nature is purely unforgiving, whether your home or business is damaged by a storm, it is crucial to have a plan ready just in case. From tornados to fires, all it takes is one wrong natural disaster to ruin a day.  

But maybe you got lucky and managed to salvage some of your leftover memory cards. Stellar has software capable of helping you get back lost and deleted photos from CF Cards, USB sticks, and any other media.

Human Error

Human’s can put a rover on Mars, but sometimes we do stupid things with computers. At some point, it is going to happen. You might accidentally delete an important PDF or presentation without even realizing it.

Let’s face it; things get confusing when you are working late at night. Data loss caused by human error range from hard drive damage to liquid spills, to software corruption and accidental hard drive formatting.

Maybe you accidentally formatted your hard drive without thinking, causing instant data loss. From corruption to complete loss, Stellar has products that will help you bring back emails from the dead, powerpoint presentations, corrupted files, and even your most extensive excel files.

Hackers and Insiders

Cybersecurity should be on the tip of every major small business, laptop user, and a major corporation if it is not already. Hacking and data breaches have become more common over the years with news stories covering the next “XYZ” organization or even a person losing their data to an unwarranted attack.

Tools like have the right servers, having adequate firewalls, and even using complex passwords are the keys to tackling this issue.

If it has not been made clear already, Stellar has a host of tools perfect for those who need help in the scary situation of a data-loss. Yet by using Stellar Data Recovery ahead of time individuals are prepared for anything thrown their way.

And, their product extends beyond just our desktop and can be used to help us stay prepared on those days we need to recover or iPhone’s data.

You might be one of the 140,000 people who’s hard drive will fail this week. Make sure you are prepared.

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