How Long Does It Take | 1 TB Data Recovery (3 Steps)

How long does it take to recover data from an HDD, SSD or an external hard drive? Will it take several days to recover 1 TB data? What can I do to recover large amounts of data in a quick way? How to use EaseUS data recovery software? All the answers are here.

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EaseUS Data Recovery Taking Forever/Stuck

If EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard takes a long time to finish a deep scan or is stuck at the scanning process, it may suggest that your disk is so large that the software needs more time to scan the whole disk or there are some issues with the hard drive. Read More>>

Quick Navigation - How to Recover 1TB of Data

If you lost data, follow this guide to recover 1TB of data or more from your hard drive.

Workable Solution Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Recover 1TB Data

Step 1. Select a location and start scanning.

Step 2. Preview and select the files.

Step 3. Recover lost data...Full steps

When you want to recover terabytes of data like 1 TB data, you may wonder how long it will take. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer to that question, as each case is different.  Here are some factors to consider that affect the overall timeline of the data recovery.

1 - Hardware Condition

If your hard drive is fully functional, it runs faster to recover data from than one that is severely damaged and must be repaired. So things get easier to cases related to accidental deletion, format, viruses, etc. 

Besides, the condition of the source disk can also decide the time. The bigger the hard drive, physically or logically, the longer the recovery process could take. It takes more time to scan a larger device to recover the data correctly. 

2 - The OS and the Computer Environment

The different operating environments can also affect the length of the time. Generally, operating your computer in areas with high heat with environmental vibrations increases the possibility of a hard drive failure. If the hard drive crashes and its host laptop/computer was operated in poor conditions, then the electronic and physical damage tends to be worse. This lengthens the data recovery process. 

3 - The Type and Size of the Data

The bigger the size of the data, physically or logically, the longer the recovery process could take. Many large files are not kept in a singular physical space and are more spread out. This can slow down the data recovery process as engineers have to read through damages drives to try to piece together what they can, as best they can. There are also some file types that do to block issues like file corruption as well as others. If the files of this case are involved in the data loss, it may take longer to recover them. 

4 - Service Type Ordered

If you just want to scan your data quickly, it saves a lot of time. However, if you order a deep scanning process, the recovery process would be longer. Generally, a quick scan can help you recover deleted data like word documents, photos, videos, music and so on. If you have a drive that needs recovery, a quick scan is suggested.

How to Recover 1TB or More Data

The four factors above can decide the time that data recovery takes. But how to recover lost data? EaseUS hard drive recovery software can do you a favor. This reliable and professional program makes data recovery pretty easy. It can do the following things:

  • Recover deleted, formatted, and inaccessible data in different data loss situations.
  • Recover photos, audio, music, and emails from any storage effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover data from the recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorder.

You can complete the entire recovery process in just 3 steps. Fast and efficient! 

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Now please watch this video tutorial to see how to recover data with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

  • Step 1. Select a location to scan.
  • Step 2. Select files to recover.
  • Step 3. Recover lost data.

Final Word

If your computer runs smoothly and the hard drive is healthy, then you can recover data in a quick and fast way. Our goal is to return your data to you as soon as possible. If you have a data recovery problem, ask us for help right now. 

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