When a disk starts to fail, the data recovery process can seem like a major headache. Fortunately, it’s not such a complex process, especially if you carry out the recovery with the help of experts.
In this article, you’ll find out a little more about Toshiba disks, the main errors that these devices often have, how to solve them and, if necessary, how to start the data recovery process via Bot.
What does Toshiba do?
Toshiba is a Japanese multinational that operates in the electronics, household appliances, information technology and communications equipment and systems markets, among others.
Founded in 1939, it is a well-established brand on the international market, offering, among many other items of equipment, disks and other storage devices.
The company has been present in Brazil since 1968, when it started its business in the country as a transformer manufacturer. Over time, the company has expanded its business considerably, becoming one of the largest manufacturers of various types of equipment.
Today, Toshiba is one of the largest manufacturers of hard disks in the world, along with Samsung, Seagate, Western Digital and Hitachi.
Why can data be lost from a Toshiba disk?
Data stored on a hard disk can be lost for various reasons, such as:
- Accidental deletion of files (unintentional deletion);
- Formatting the hard disk without a backup;
- Loss of a partition;
- Disk corruption;
- Virus attacks;
- Physical damage to the equipment due to power outages, impacts, etc.
Most common faults with Toshiba disks
In general, the most common faults in Toshiba disks are faults that any hard disk is subject to. Such as:
Hard disk corruption
A number of problems can cause the hard disk to become corrupted, such as a virus attack, an abrupt system shutdown due to a power outage, among others.
Once in a while, it’s possible to format a hard disk accidentally. This problem can be even greater if, for some reason, the disk has been formatted to a file system that is incompatible with the machine’s operating system.
As mentioned earlier, unexpected system shutdowns can cause hard disk failures. This is because, in the event of an abrupt shutdown while reading or writing data, the hard disk can suffer damage to its physical structure, impairing the ability to read stored data and write new data.
Is it possible to recover a Toshiba disk?
Yes, it is possible to recover a Toshiba disk when it has occasional faults. If you have a Toshiba disk that is experiencing a problem for the first time, the chances of recovery are very high.
However, depending on the age of the equipment and how many times it has failed before, it may be that the disk is reaching the end of its useful life and therefore there is not much chance of recovering the hard disk.
If you suspect that your disk is about to stop working altogether because it has had a number of errors before, we recommend making a backup copy of your data as soon as possible.
How much does it cost to recover a Toshiba disk?
The price of recovering a Toshiba disk varies depending on the complexity of the case. There are cases where the recovery is simple and doesn’t need to go through many steps, so not as many resources are used, making the recovery service more affordable.
However, in more complex cases, such as when the equipment needs to be taken to a clean room to perform data recovery, the price can vary depending on the procedures performed.
Despite the considerable price variation in disk recovery, at Bot you can consider a starting price of €125.
How do I recover a Toshiba disk?
To recover a Toshiba disk, there are a number of steps you can try. First, you can try to recover the data at home with the help of proprietary data recovery software, such as Wondershare Recoverit or EaseUS.
However, this software offers superficial recovery for free and you have to pay for the program in order to carry out a more in-depth scan to recover the data. What’s more, even with this software, data recovery is not guaranteed.
If, even after trying to recover the data with specific programs, you still haven’t been able to recover the content stored on the hard drive, you can seek specialized help such as the service offered by Bot.
To start data recovery with Bot, you first need to bring or send the device to one of our facilities so that our technicians can analyze the problem and quote for data recovery.
To do this, you can fill in this form, choosing how the device will be delivered and specifying some details about the equipment, so that we can give you a free quote.
The equipment can be delivered in two ways:
For customers in Portugal, we offer the option of having your device picked up at your address, via courier or express mail, free of charge.
Delivery to one of our receptions
If the customer doesn’t feel comfortable sending the device for data recovery, they can go to one of our offices and deliver the device in person, or have someone else deliver it for them. We have offices in Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and Braga.
Recovering data from a Toshiba hard disk doesn’t have to be complicated. If you have a device that needs technical assistance, don’t hesitate to talk to Bot. We have over a decade of experience in recovering data from defective disks and over 100,000 successful cases!