Though, before bringing the drive to the mechanical shop or organization where the services are available, you have to have knowledge about what happened to your hard disk drive and what is the problem behind it. There are some points by which you can check or consult if you feel the need for a hard drive recovery process. The stored information is always not secured, since the amount of data stored in the hard drive are not always retrievable. Hard drive can be called as a component which belongs to the mechanical engineering that spins at about 120 times per second and will go on spinning continuously .Such type of pivoting discs are spinning at such a high speed that, only a small intervention while usage is required to eventually destroy the hard disk in a certain partition. Apart from it, the data amount that has to be retrieved along with the steps needed and price of the service will be given .Thus these firms deliver some quotations to do the hard drive recovery. Just after the evaluation along with estimation done, the next step is approval to continue with the actual data recovery of external drive. Data that is lost will be due to different reasons, as some may be because of accident deletion, some may be due to software hindrance ,may also be due to impaired hard drive ,some may be due to virus that covers the system. One may usually split the data present in the computer into two particular divisions. One of most happening and well known among the software solutions is called IBM Rescue and Recovery, this software have only one button. With the press of the button, recovery works. This recovery tool has got a collection of tools to aid the user in identifying their impaired hard drives. It helps from retrieving the files lost to a situation where you need to have only corrupted file, formatted file or deleted file. Some of the important tools are not available in it, especially to retrieve eth lost data. If that is the case, then downloading the software will be mere waste. Some may provide you the download for trial basis and you need to buy it if you want to use it. So we can say that, free download of software won't meet the needs for data recovery.