Disaster Recovery Needs Contingency Planning

April 17, 2018


Disaster Recovery is an unsatisfactory exercise if it is organized after a disaster. Just a lot of advance planning and preparation can ensure that the company resume operations quickly after a major disaster.

What is disaster recovery?

The term “disaster recovery” is often used these days in the context of Information Technology. When you talk about a disaster in a business context, usually means the loss of records, data, hardware and software so that the trade have become serious or even impossible. Most commercial operations are so heavily dependent on information technology than without it, the operations can grind to a halt.

Disaster recovery is the process of obtaining the business operations of an operation after he was arrested because of a major information systems failure. The disaster may be the result of a natural disaster or a human action that had disastrous consequences.

How the Disaster Recovery Plan?

Identifying key company data and regular backups is a key element in planning for disaster recovery. Storing backup data in a different location makes it possible to recover data when a natural disaster destroys the equipment in the primary location.

However, it can still be corrupted data on the system (s) that was not backed up, and this must be quantified and a decision whether or not re-enter data manually or to try to recover as much relevant data as possible from the affected system.

The different location for the backup can be a sure third-party Web resources. The address can also be a backup to storage area networks in different locations to ensure the data is doubly protected.

You must regularly test the backup data is recoverable. Backup data can become irrecoverable for several reasons, including malpractice backup. The backup procedures should be subject to regular audit.

To minimize the chances of data loss is another important element of planning for disaster recovery. This is done through such precautions as:

* Ensure quality and continuity of energy supply through the use of protectors and UPS / backup generators

* Organize quick fire detection and user-friendly sprinkler installations

* Use antivirus and firewall software to prevent intrusions by malicious external entities

* Make the staff aware of the serious consequences of data loss and training in the precautions to be

The last element in the disaster recovery plan covers only that, disaster recovery. This plan lists the steps to be taken in the event of a disaster does not strike. For example:

* Inform staff about the problem and assigning them specific business and data recovery-related tasks

* Inform customers about the likely impact of the events and to indicate when to expect the resumption of operations

* Organize to restore data from backups, wherever they are

With the above type of planning, you will be prepared to recover quickly even after a major disaster.


In the current context, the disaster recovery typically recover half of information technology-related disasters, such as loss of data, files, hardware and software. Modern business is so heavily dependent on support that can come to a stop if the support is lost.

Disaster recovery must be planned far in advance. Backups off-site, measures to prevent data loss and specific action plans if a disaster strikes is an important element of a disaster recovery plan, but also prepared in accordance with the contract and rebuild a hard drive data recovery specialist is advised


  • Mark Briggs April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Tried this, it won't work with my Serial ATA.  any more ideas?

  • 3D Editor April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Could be a simple answer to some prayers.

  • Mirick79 April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I have the 3.0 and I've tried accessing 4 different drives (all ide) with no success. Pop it into my 2.0 or even back into the machine and the drive works fine. The Sata adapter however worked fine. So, if you're needing to back up data from an older drive such as IDE I would not recommend this product.

  • Nezaii April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Hi! I just bought a Plexgear Usb 2.0 SATA/IDE.. I installed the harddrive from my crashed pc, but it don't appear on "my computer" I can't open my old harddrive.. Is there a program I nees for the driver?

  • MaXo April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Will this adapter work for HP pavilion touch smart sleekbook

  • epb111 April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    instead of using that wall plug could I just use one of the molex connectors in my computer?

  • The Rookie April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Hi FCC. Thank you for this video and your help to everyone.
    My problem is that I cant access my data anymore.
     I opened up my Buffalo External Hard Disk 1T(westerndigital) and I connected it to my sata adapter. I get the same problem as before….my pc just searches and searches but it just cant communicate with the HD. The one different thing is that it searches faster and it actually ends the search and my drive letter 'G' disappears.
    What else can I try please?

  • Rifaz Nahiyan April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I have a WD Caviar Blue (model: WD10EALX) SATA hard drive. My computer is not detecting the hard drive after connecting it to a USB adapter, neither on Windows 7, nor on a mac. I think this particular hard drive, or may be WD hard drives in general need a jumper to achieve this purpose.
    Can you please tell me the jumper configuration I need?

  • Nick Jalowy April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    The xps in your video is where I am trying to get the hard drive from. I am glad yours still works. I just get a black screen.

  • Kung Fu Fishy April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Any idea on how well one of these kits would work for 24 hour use? I'm interested in recycling an old IDE drive for a project involving a raspberry pi as a web server. 

  • Billy Becks April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Great video! question: I'm trying to save my data from an old Western Digital HDD to my PC. 
    I hook up the adapter and HDD. However, I cant Initiate the drive; it says Disk 6 is Unknown in Disk Management.
    When I right click, all it says is; Offline, Properties, and Help. I've already updated the driver. Any other suggestions?

  • Satya MK April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I have an internal HDD, "Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 of 500 GB". It is not being detected in BIOS, but I can feel the vibration inside the HDD by touching it. I am afraid if it is corrupted. Can I recover the data in my internal HDD using this device?

  • Early Thursday April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I bought a SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter after watching your video. I set it up and my computer sees the disk as F disk but when I try to open it it says "the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable" and when I select properties it says "0 bytes used". When I select tools then error check it says "the disk check could not be performed because Windows can't access the disk". Is my disk ruined beyond recovery? Or is there something I can do to still access the data (mainly all I want is pictures of my kids off it)? 
    Thank you

  • eljones90 April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I followed your instructions to connect a Fujitsu MHS2060AH 2.5" hard drive from an old laptop (Windows crashed) to a new Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop running Window 7 Home Premium.  When I connect the USB port and go to Windows Explorer, the drive appears with a "Local Disk F:" icon, and the hard drive starts to physically operate;  however, after several minutes a mini-window pops up stating: "F: Drive is not accessible, The Parameter is Incorrect".  Do you have any suggestions for me?  Thank you in advance for your assistance. 

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  • digitalenigma00 April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    +Baraw Amanj I read on Newegg.com if you are using a IDE HDD you have to set the jumpers to master, have you done this?

  • InspiredGuitar1 April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Would this work with a Seagate GoFlex 3 terabyte external?

  • MsLoralita April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    You mention another video if the PC/laptop does not immediately recognize the new drive via the USB. I am attempting to move data from an old Win2000 HHD to my new Win7 Home Edition laptop using the Vantec USB SATA IDE connection. Thanks in advance.

  • DisturbedOutkast April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    nevermind  lol i got it worked out, i bought Kernel Windows Data Recovery software, it was $49 but totally worth it 🙂

  • DisturbedOutkast April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    i'm trying to get some files off an older hard drive using the Vantec USB SATA IDE Hard Drive Adapter and it keeps tellin me the driveneeds formatted before i can use it…..anything i can do? or is it just ruined? lol

  • g g April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    how can i access the files in my hard rive if the user had a password for windows?   when i try to access my documents folder is  says access denied   

  • g g April 17, 2018 at 8:35 am

    will this work with my  lenovo ibm thinkpad t60 hardrive?

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