Data Loss, Leading Causes: I Bumped my USB by Accident

Data loss continues to be a major concern for businesses, particularly with so much vital information now stored digitally. For most companies, everything from accounts to holiday records are worked on at a PC, or a tablet – not only is this a more efficient, convenient, and ‘greener’ way to work, it also allows data to be shared with colleagues at the tap of a few keys.

Today’s biggest problem is storing digital data, whether on hard drives or USB sticks. Above all, data is subject to technology performing properly. Through faults in the design or human error, problems can occur, and wipe important information within seconds. In worst-case scenarios, this data-loss may cost you money and time as you try to recover or reproduce the vanished materials; in best-case scenarios, you can bring your storage equipment to eProvided data recovery services, and we’ll do absolutely everything we can to recover from your data loss.

Data Loss on USB drives, they tend to get bumped leading to lost data.

Data loss and the leading causes of damage from bumped drives.

With two decades of data recovery, we’ve helped numerous clients, giving them back files they believed were lost. As cost-efficient, convenient, and pocket-friendly USB sticks are, they can become damaged easily. Simple mistakes can be made which affect performance. In addition, even accidental bumps.

So you’ve Bumped your USB?

Data loss, it’s easily done: you’re working away on a document, immersed in your words or images, lost in your own thoughts; you reach down to scratch an itch on your ankle, or to pick up a dropped pen, and bump the stick with your hand or wrist.

Now, various factors may determine how serious this is.

Data Loss, Have you broken your USB stick?

Depending on the force with which you struck the USB, you may well have snapped its port off. At first, you may think this is reason enough to accept your data is gone for good, toss the stick away, and start afresh. This is a HUGE MISTAKE.

You should always try to retrieve lost files you need, by taking your stick to experts (like us!). In addition, the device may seem damaged beyond repair. Furthermore, data itself may still be safe, even inside a damaged casing. Specifically, eProvided has means to get this data recovered. No matter how damaged your USB stick is, eProvided provides such a service.

Was the USB Stick Writing Data as you Bumped it?

If you simply knocked your stick while it was sitting in the USB port, without writing data, your saved work should be fine. However, if data was being written to it when you nudged the stick, you may well have caused issues.

While you can still save your work to the internal hard drive, this may be a problem if working on a computer which isn’t your own, such as at a public library (in these cases, you would be best to email the data to your account, or save it as a draft).

Other Problems Affecting USB Sticks and Data Loss.

Of course, just bumping your USB drive as it sits in your device is not the only problem they can face.

One key data loss issue, which many of our customers have encountered, is dropping your USB drive. Depending on your location, and your method of transportation, this can vary in severity: for example, if you’re walking on a carpeted floor, and your drive falls from your pocket, it’s unlikely to experience much damage; however, if you’re standing in the middle of a crowded train carriage, and your drive drops onto a steel floor before being promptly trodden on (perhaps even by yourself), then the damage may be extensive.

Another problem may be a technical fault, without any involvement from yourself – NAND memory flaws, damaged USB ports etc. This may happen with no clear warning or reason, it’s important to avoid using the storage drive. In short, you could make the problem much worse. Lost data due to physical damage is common today.

Regardless of the cause of your particular data loss, if you notice any issues with your USB stick’s performance, bring it to expert data recovery specialist immediately. At eProvided, we’re committed to helping you get those files back. We use any techniques needed. Our file retrieval experts have over fifteen years of experience working with damaged USB drives. Give us a call toll free, 1-866-857-5950!