People have become aware of the problems caused by data loss and many of them are taking effective steps to protect their data, back up there data and also try and recovery lost or corrupt data. For back up purposes various types of storage devices are available in the market. USB thumb devices or USB flash devices which work on flash memory technology are the most common storage devices used by people. These devices are very small, compact easy to use and also one can carry it in one’s pocket.
What people tend to forget is that even these devices fail and back up for the data stored in these devices is very important. USB devices fail without any warning. These devices can fail due to many reasons like, electronic failure, or the device can suddenly go dead, or even if they get wet by mistake they stop working, if it is banged by accident or is wrongly inserted in the plug this can cause the device to break, bent or get damaged. Also the device should be carefully used by the user, directly unplugging the device while a read or write task is in process can permanently damage the device. Also one must remember to buy USB devices of good brand names as local brands use out-dated circuits. Good brand USB devices come with warranty and are very reliable.
Common problems faced by USB users:
• Status: Many users get the USB status as unreadable, or as an unknown device. This problem can be caused if proper software required by the computer to read the data stored in USB is not installed on our PC. The other problem might be that the USB device is not working properly. Other error messages sent by your PC in this case might be, USB device not recognized.
• USB problem: If there is something wrong with your USB device and it has stopped working or is not responding then your PC might send an error message as ‘one of the USB devices has malfunctioned. This problem can be fixed by clicking this balloon.’
Tips to counter these problems and recover data:
One should always remember to back up all his data that is present in the USB device, because precaution is always better than cure. A few simple steps to recover your data are, fist you should encrypt the data that needs to be stored on the device this will keep your data secure in case you loose your device. The next best thing to do is never try and recovery the data by yourself. Always go to some expert data recovery technician and he will help you recover your data. There are many software available on the net that will help you securely recover your data. Data recovery is a risky process and a wrong method of recovery can permanently corrupt all your data. Hence, it is important that you take expert advice before trying to recover the data all by yourself.
To avoid all this fuss one must by proper brand USB devices, back up his/her data, and use proper recovery software or take an experts help..
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