This article highlights the importance of computers dedicated to data recovery. You can have multiple computers depending upon the size of your computer shop, these computers should have a combination of free data recovery software. You can also opt for some premium recovery software but mostly they are not required. You may be wondering why you need a computer dedicated for this very purpose. The reason is quite simple, the recovery issues have a wide variety of problems that require some other software that you wouldn’t necessarily have, so it’s best to be prepared if a customer comes up and asks you to recover their entire hard disk. A dedicated computer ensures that you are ready to help your customer in terms of that through the means of file recovery software , regardless of the fact that whether the motherboard fails or the power supply is faulty.
Dedicated data recovery computers can also be prepared to deal with files and disk corruptions. There are many ways where you wouldn’t need to have a separate computer for this, but it’s generally better to have one. Because it will end up scanning files and disks a lot faster because it will be optimized this way. Disk scans can take an atrocious amounts of time to complete and often come up with nothing to show for it, an average disk scan can last about a day.
A dedicated computer won’t clutter up your work and simply scan while you continue to deal with your other customers.
Unlike many would assume dedicated computers wouldn’t cost a lot of money.
Here’s what you need to build a dedicated data recovery computer.
- A moderately fast computer is generally the basic requirement when it comes to data recovery, I would suggest a computer with multiple cores and at least 8 GB of ram, 4 GB would do the job also but I feel more comfortable with 8 GB of ram in my recovery computer. A 1TB or greater storage hard drive is recommended because you will be dealing with massive amounts of recoverable data after the scan is finished.
- You will also need some IDE and SATA connectors in order to add more versatility to your hard drive type support, depending upon your client you might also want a scuzzy card so that it can effectively extract data from the hard disk. But don’t buy a scuzzy card unless your client needs it and simply charge the scuzzy card to your client.
- I would recommend a dual boot system to go along with your hard drive. A dual boot system is a computer system in which two operating systems are installed on the same hard drive. I recommend this because your client might not always have windows installed in his/her computer, it can also be linux and the linux file system cannot be read via windows. So, it’s generally better to have both windows and linux installed in your computer.
- You will need a fileserver, if you happen to undergo a lot of data recovery operations. So that you can simply dump the files into your storage hard disk then upload them to the fileserver which can be accessed by your clients. You will also need a moderate internet connection which can upload simple files with ease as far as the entire system is concerned, contact your client and ask if they want a new hard disk or a simple wipe and restore procedure.