Did you know that 140,000 hard drives crash every week in the USA? Also that 40 percent of data loss is a result of a hardware failure? About six percent of computers will experience data loss every year.

At the end of the day every hard drive will fail, so it is important to endure we limit data loss. In fact it can be critical to do so if your livelihood depends on that data.

In the US alone some $400 million is lost every year as a result of data loss and businesses can lose anywhere between two percent and five percent of their total revenue. It is estimated that this equates to about $200 per record/file.

It is also worth noting that 29 percent of data loss occurs because of human error.

Data loss can be caused by such things as:

• Inadvertent file deletion (either of the single file or the wrong version of it)

• Overwriting

• File system formatting

• File system damage

• Hardware failure

As the Infograhic below produced by iSkySoft.com shows there are some things you can do to protect yourself and your business from data loss as well as various recovery techniques.

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