Data Recovery and Data Backup

At AMA Networks, we recognize that Data Backup and Recovery are two of the most important components of computer infrastructure.

Data Backup and Data Recovery

Data Backup and Data Disaster Recovery is the complex process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible primary storage media that cannot be accessed normally. Often, the data being salvaged is from storage media formats such as hard disk drive, storage tapes, CDs, DVDs, and other electronics. This can be due to physical damage to the storage device or logical damage to the file system that prevents it from being mounted by the host operating system. Data Backup and Data Disaster Recovery are effective processes for retrieving and securing deleted information from a storage media. Approximately 90% of hard disk data recovery operations are successful; however, there is always still a risk of non-recovery. As San Diego’s premier provider of Data Backup and Data Disaster Recovery, we support the idea that the best way to avoid data loss by frequently creating backups, thereby avoiding the need for recovery altogether.

Why do hard drives lose data?

Data loss is classified in two categories:

The physical hard drive has stopped functioning. The most common causes are head crashes and motor failures.

What causes hard drive failure?

The list of incidents that cause hard drive failure and data loss is extensive, but some of the main causes our engineers recover from everyday include power surges, accidental, overwriting, physical damage, natural disasters, and viruses.

Laptop, Desktop and Hard Drive – recovery capabilities

Data Backup and Data Disaster Recovery service options for desktops, laptops, and hard drive recovery are available for:

  • Any make, model or brand
  • Any generation of hard drive, from oldest to the most recent.
  • All causes of data loss, from the simplest to the most complex, from minor annoyances to catastrophic data loss. This includes viruses, natural disasters, accidental deletion, system crashes, corruption, and human error.

Your laptop or desktop is likely to experience data loss if you experience:

  • Strange noises or grinding sounds (usually the result of wear and tear on hardware)
  • Blue screen of death (BSOD, occurs when operating systems crash due to hardware/software failure)
  • Continual unresponsiveness (usually occurs when the hard drive is unable to retrieve data)

AMA Networks has the capabilities to recover data from all popular file systems in situations from accidental file deletion, intentionally or unintentionally formatted hard drives, deleted partitions, or total erasure by a virus. We can recover important items that many presume to be completely wiped, and unlike those who would take advantage of these circumstances, we always charge fair and consistent rates for our services.

Safe and Secure

We guarantee that recovered data will always be kept confidential. We view the privacy of recovered data as part of our priority services, and our professional recovery technicians treat client data with the same consideration we would our own.

Data backup

100% of data loss problems can be solved with proper data backup. Data backup entails saving copies of your important files to a separate hard drive than the original, or having software that will transfer it to an off-site data company. There are software programs to back up data to an external hard drive and others that backup data on an Internet server. A technician can install a program on your computer to back up your data in the background, without any interference or attention from you.

Software Disaster Recovery

Most Disaster Recovery is performed with special data recovery software tools that scan your hard drive for recoverable data. This is the best way to recover a lost document, or a hard drive corrupted by a virus. Software data recovery is relatively inexpensive, and it is usually effective. Most of our data recovery clients are those affected by viruses and malware, and many require computer repair due to destruction caused by malware.

Hardware Recovery

A hard drive is made up of a number of magnetic disks rapidly spinning to access the data stored in its memory. If one of the moving parts in the drive fails, the data becomes inaccessible by conventional means. The next available option is hardware Disaster Recovery, where the hard drive is taken to a “clean room”–a dust-free room designed for computer repair. There, the hard drive will be opened, inspected, and carefully cleaned. Data is recovered after the drive is reinitialized. The pricing for this operation is not fixed, as it depends on the specific part in the hardware that failed, but we offer fee-based estimates for data recovery, so there are no hidden costs. Hard Disk Disaster Recovery is only a secondary step to software disk data recovery, and it is recommended that you always start with the software disk data recovery.

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