All data is fragile. In this technical and software world, no one even wishes to hold a pen for a simple signature. Everything now is stored as data and retrieved too in the same manner. Data stored is prone to get damaged. Types of damages we have seen earlier; let us understand how data loss can be recovered. Depending upon the type of damage; data recovery options are chosen. If the data can be recovered with the help of software then it’s a file that is deleted or corrupted. Various data recovery software is available in the market. Some of them are free to use and some are paid. Free data restoring software is the one which you can use it without spending a single penny, but paid ones are the ones you need to understand clearly that, is it worth to purchase them? Some of the things need to be clearly borne in your mind before purchasing software for data recovery.
There is abundant software available for recovering the data; some claim they can recover 99% of the data. But these software makers keep it bit tricky when it comes to purchasing the software. Below are some of the junctures where tricks might be applied or things where you need to bother before moving ahead.
Points to remember while purchasing paid data recovery software:
Point #1: What is the recovery requirement?
Data might get lost from any device, but identifying the exact requirement to get the recovery done is top in the list. If the data is lost for an individual, like loss of data from the phone (images, files etc); it does not require professional paid software. If you are running a small company and the data is lost and can hamper few employees work, then this is manageable in two ways; either by network engineer of the company or may be by the service provider of the hosting company. If not recovered by them, go for paid or eligible technicians to get the issue resolved. So, understanding the exact thing to be recovered is very important.
Point #2: The data lost: is it worth recovering?
Once a data is lost from any kind of device, an individual or a company might get a setback initially, but identifying the importance of data is worth thinking. It totally depends on the user to decide if he is ready to pay a huge amount to get the data recovered.
Point #3: The software to be purchased is compatible with your device?
Data is lost and now are you searching for its recovery? Paid software can be one of the options. But the compatibility with your device must be noted clearly. Some of the drivers of Windows like FAT, NTFS etc should be seen if that is supported by the software you are going to purchase.
Point #4: Looking into the features of the software
Analyzing the features of the software for data recovery is very important. Some of them to look for can be:
- Is it supporting all kinds of storage media?
- Can it recover all kinds of data; especially the one you are seeking for
- How much user-friendly is it!
- Can it be installed on all Operating Systems?
The above were some of the important things to consider while purchasing data recovery software. Look, analyze and then purchase.