Data recovery is considered as a standard procedure for most devices. In most cases there is always a storage device like a hard drive or a memory card that needs to be recovered. This is different in case of an iPod. As an iPod does not make use of a memory card, recovery needs to be done on the hard drive that has been designed for the iPod. The iPod has a unique hard disk which needs to be accessed for data retrieval. There are also some iPod models that do not allow data recovery software to access the hard disk and hence make data recovery extremely difficult.
The iPod is a multipurpose, which is not only used as a music player, video player or photo viewer, but it is a multipurpose device that is even capable of acting as a storage device. Due to this multipurpose nature of the iPod, the users prefer to carry it around and use it not only for listening to music, but also for viewing photos and videos. The fact that their entry directly marked the exit of the walkman goes onto show the popularity that this device has managed to gain in a few years.
The iPod comes in a variety of models right from the small sized iPod Shuffle, to the recently released iPod Touch which comes with an interactive touch screen option. The sleek design is an added advantage that results in more users getting attracted towards it. Like other storage and media devices, iPod too is prone to data loss due to various reasons similar to the ones that affect other storage media. However, data recovery experts need to keep in mind that to recover deleted files from iPod, the makers of data recovery software need to approach the iPod in a different manner.
Designers of data recovery software need to make sure that data present on the iPod can be accessed using the data recovery software. This turns out to be negative in case of the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Touch and hence there are very limited numbers of software that support recovery from these models. The other thing that makers of photo recovery software need to keep in mind is to check whether the recovery software supports both Mac and Windows OS, and hence design photo recovery software for Mac and Windows in such a manner so as to provide support for the rest of the iPod models.