Murphy’s law is a popular adage that states that “things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance.” This applies everywhere including with your crucial data.
What would be your next course of action if you find that important files in your system are corrupted or, in a worse situation, your system itself is not booting up and you are staring at an unmitigated disaster?
It will not be your laptop that would make you go nuts. It would be data instead. In such a distress situation most people call for a service provider which is generally very expensive. Apathy is, such data recovery services don’t come with any guarantee.
Restoring Backup could be another possibility but many times we have seen that backup drives themselves get non-responsive and organisation and individuals end up losing a lot of data that may be critical and crucial for professional purpose. And’s the reason why Cloud backup is fast becoming popular among corporates.
No wonder, the global data backup and recovery market is estimated to reach $15.2 billion by 2027.
Loss of Data: Main Culprits
In a majority of cases human error emerges as a prime cultist. A user may accidentally delete or format the partition of a hard disk – in many cases the complete hard disk – which is meant to store crucial data. Many times it is also found that due to some technical glitch in the system hard disk is impacted and soon become non-responsive.
However, it isn’t just human mistake that results in loss of data. Sudden failure of Hard disk drive or fluctuations in power supply that could lead to failure of various components in a computer system are other notable causes that are commonly identified behind the loss of data.
The attack of malicious software or virus is also a prominent reason reported behind the loss of data. There are many malicious software and tools that are developed only with a purpose of making a life of computer users more miserable. In a bid to make their life easy, many unsuspecting users end up installing unknown, unverified and unrated browser extensions, software or tools and gain permissions to your file system and corrupt to a level of expert data recovery only.
Data Recovery Software: The Market Potential
After facing the recent attack of Covid19, the whole world came to standstill for many months. This has impacted many industries and Backup and Recovery Market is one of them as well. Taking a cue from the unprecedented situation due to Covid 19, companies are taken a lot many new security measures to secure the backbone of their operations, data being one of them. The demand for Backup and Recovery software is growing phenomenally in the last one year. As a result almost every market research firm has revised their estimation about the global Backup and Recovery market.
- Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Data Backup and Recovery estimated at US$8.4 Billion in the year 2020.
- The market is projected to reach a revised size of US$15.2 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.8% between 2020 and 2027.
- The data backup and recovery market in the U.S. reached an estimated $2.3 Billion in 2020.
- China, on the other hand, is forecast to grow at 11.6% CAGR between 2020 and 2027.
Data Recovery Software: The Modern Rescue Process
It’s advisable that at the event of hardware failure or malicious attack that could potentially lead to data loss, users must stop using the device immediately. This is the first step suggested by all the recovery experts.
Tools, such as EaseUS, becomes very handy in the wake of such events to trigger an immediate recovery process. A core component of any data recovery plan is file recovery software. Fortunately, such software solutions are increasingly efficient and come at only a fraction of the cost of in-person services.
Generally, deleted or corrupted data can be recovered with moderate success from NTFS or ApFS file systems (most Windows 10 and macOS devices). Devices using FAT or BSD UFS file systems are, however, required a lot more efforts and additional processes to recover data. A good data recovery software spares the affected organisation or person to go through all the technicalities required in a bid to recover lost data.
However, the recovery time, success rate and data recovery percentage depend on a lot many other crucial factors. For a more in-depth look at how data can be recovered in different scenarios, check out our article on How data recovery work