These days, much of our important data is being stored on smaller technology platforms and this is increasing the risk of data loss. When an incident occurs the errors are magnified because of the architecture and small scale. Precision electronics can be ruined by a single drop of water often larger than the wafer chip they themselves are stored on.
Large-scale data storage centers used to require a major investment in infrastructure but now can be conveniently made up of smaller devices like portable NAS units capable of storing terabytes of data. It may seem that the technology has become simplified but the fact is the interface has become more user friendly. The underlying layers of technology to give us all the storage capacity and ease-of-use has really become more intricate and detailed. The level of complexity still exists and this makes the difficulty involved in retrieving data more complex as well.
Seeking professional help is usually the last step users take when it should be the first thing you do. Getting advice from a specialist who understands the inner workings of the technology can be the difference between data saved and data lost. A few hours of waiting to get expert advice seems like a fair trade-off but still far too often users make a critical ‘first-step’ mistake.
Our technicians have become quite skilled at undoing the damage but hours of productivity and delicate work can be saved. In the end it is a positive step for you and your data. It only takes one incident to learn a lesson, but ultimately of course we would prefer users take the necessary preventative measures to avoid any data loss risks.