I have a computer. In fact, in my house alone, I have two desktops and two laptops. I also have three tablets in my home and two smartphones. I no longer use the camera I was given as a gift five years ago and I also don’t use the camcorder I was given three years ago. All the pictures I take are done through my smartphone and I generally share them with friends and family across the country instantly. I back up my files through an external hard drive or I store my pictures on the cloud. My laptop is four years old and I need to replace it. My smartphone is two years old and is showing signs of needing replacement. It’s fair to say that most technological devices don’t age very well. Science is always advancing and the world is moving so quickly that most devices are obsolete six months after they’re made available on the market.
This is a point of concern at all levels. If we talk about computers alone for a moment it’s very rare to have a desktop that doesn’t need replacing last for more than four-five years. In order to keep up with the demand of employees and clients many businesses have servers that allow information to be easily accessible from almost any location and allow multiple people to access and change the same document at the same time. I could create a document and upload it to my server where a co-worker on the other side of the world could access and edit it in seconds. Servers make that possible so when they fail, it can be detrimental to business everywhere.
Many employers will use the Dell PowerEdge servers in their businesses. PowerEdge drives can work with Windows and Linux programming which is really beneficial. Dell is a very well-known company and many businesses exclusively use Dell computers. It only makes sense that people will use the Dell PowerEdge hard drives to make up their servers. Most servers exist as a RAID configuration which involves mirroring and striping information from one hard drive to several others. There are a lot of different options out there for RAID but the RAID 5 or RAID 10 tends to be the most common. The problem comes when one of the hard drives suffers a physical or logistical failure. This can impact the entire server set up and needs to be addressed as soon as possible by an expert (Hard Drive Recovery Group specializes in this. Their Dell PowerEdge Recovery page is here.)
When looking for a company to help you with your recovery you want to make sure you are using one that has experience with your particular product. There are scads of recovery companies out there and while they claim they are familiar with all set ups not everyone is familiar with Dell PowerEdge. You want someone who is familiar with the product and all the different variations that exist. As we know technology is rapidly changing you want to make sure that the company you choose to use is familiar with all editions of the PowerEdge servers. Maybe you don’t have the newest model of hard drive. You don’t want to be stuck having to buy a completely new system because you can’t find anyone who is able to fix it. As technology ages it will break down more often, much like the human body. You don’t want to go to a pediatrician when you need geriatric care. That is the same for your computer. You want to make sure that the company or technician that you hire is able to work on your issue no matter how old your product is.
Many companies that specialize in recovering Dell PowerEdge hard drives should be able to service any edition of the hard drives. Also, check out Hard Drive Recovery Associates, which specializes in water damaged servers. It’s up to you to do your research and pick the company that best suits your needs.