Failure Types.

Data Recovery Failure Types

Logical faults relate to filesystem or data corruption on a storage medium that otherwise functions correctly. It is most common in these cases that a proportion of data is permanently lost.

Logical Faults

Logical faults relate to filesystem or data corruption on a storage medium that otherwise functions correctly. It is most common in these cases that a proportion of data is permanently lost.

Logical Fault Types

Media Faults

Media faults relate to storage media degradation which happens with all storage formats as they age. Once caught early, these Media Faults are usually fully recoverable.

Media Fault Types

Electronic Fault

These faults relate to storage media degradation which happens with all storage formats as they age.  Once caught early, Electronic Faults are usually fully recoverable.

Electronic Fault Types

Service Area Faults

These faults relate to system corruption of the drive’s internal operation and self-management functionality. Most cases are usually fully recoverable.

Service Area Fault Types

Mechanical Faults

These faults relate to storage media with damaged read/write components. Most devices that we receive in these categories have suffered accidental impact. Disk platter damage can be a feature of such failures, and if present, usually rules out the possibility of a recovery.

Mechanical Fault Types

RAID Faults

An intermittently faulty RAID controller or a failure in disk redundancy can cause a a RAID array to fail. In many cases, the failure can be exacerbated by incorrect manipulation of the array after failure.

RAID Fault Types

Optical Media Faults

These faults relate to storage media degradation which happens with all storage formats. Once caught early, are usually fully recoverable.

Optical Media Fault Types

USB Memory/SSD Faults

These faults relate to storage media degradation which happens with all storage formats. Once caught early, are usually fully recoverable.

USB Memory/SSD Fault Types

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