For a computer user, there is arguably nothing worse than finding you have accidentally deleted a batch of data from a hard drive, your computer or a memory stick. Even if the fault is not yours and it is down to a malfunction in the equipment, it is no easier to stomach.
In this situation you could try to recreate whatever data you have lost. However there are some very good reasons why you may not want to do this.
1. How much time do you have?
This is a big question, because recreating all the data you have just lost could take a huge chunk of time. Of course it depends on the individual situation. You might only have lost a couple of short reports or articles. On the other hand you could have lost a year’s worth of work. Would you be happy to sit and recreate all of that?
2. How much money will you lose while focusing on recreating that data?
This is another important point. Let’s say you have lost data that would take you 8 days to recreate. If this is business data, how much money would you lose in the 8 days you wouldn’t be able to work for? You might be trying to save money by doing the job yourself. However once you factor in the lost income it might be a lot cheaper to hire the data retrieval experts instead.
3. Should you always go for the easy option?
Many people do – regardless of the situation they’re in. If this is true of your own approach to life, you shouldn’t be thinking about recreating all that data. Just go straight to the data recovery option and let someone with experience get all your data back for you. Providing you choose the right person or company for the job you’ll find this is the best route to take.
As you can see it makes a lot of sense to weigh up how much money you’d actually be saving if you tackled this on your own. In many cases, once you factor in how much your time is worth, you will see the common sense outcome of hiring a company to do the job of retrieving your data for you. This means you stand a good chance of getting everything back and you can focus on your usual daily tasks and workload in the meantime. Doesn’t it make sense to choose the practical option in this case, so you don’t create more work for yourself?