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Is Another HDD Resurgence on the Horizon?

You’ve got to respect the endurance of the hard disk drive data storage device, first introduced by IBM in 1953 for commercial use before becoming the crucial technology for accommodating ever-expanding data stores accumulating on commercial and personal computer. Despite its imperfections (“click of death,c” anyone?) the HDD and its ability to quickly store and retrieve digital information using rapidly rotating disks (platters) has defined storage technology for more than 50 years.
Today, storage technology has taken to the cloud, […]

The Heartbleed Bug: A Dangerous Diagnosis for Data Security Breach

Over the past few days, you may have received an email from one or more popular websites—Yahoo, Google, AOL or others—advising you to change the passwords on your accounts. In fact yesterday I received an email warning from Pinterest to change the password on my own recently opened account due to a possible security breach caused by something called the Heartbleed bug.
The newly discovered and already notorious Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2014-0160 bug, otherwise known as the Heartbleed bug, […]

RAID 5 vs RAID 10— Choose Your RAID Wisely!

If you’re serious about maintaining data access and protection, you should consider adding RAID backup to your computer system’s data backup and recovery system.
Over a relatively short amount of time, RAID  storage devices have made their way into the mainstream of data protection arsenals in a world that lives and breathes by its data.  The redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) disks (RAID) was developed to provide a single, higher capacity, faster volume drive to replace slower, more expensive […]

RAID 5 Data Recovery Saves 15 Jobs at East Hartford Printer After Power Surge

East Hartford has struggled with high unemployment rates for years, but thanks to a dedicated team of  data recovery experts, 15 jobs in East Hartford were saved after a weather-caused power surge threatened the loss of crucial stored data at the Popcorn Movie Posters Company located in East Hartford.
Proven Data Recovery experts were called in to help salvage critical data when the professional printing company’s Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) device was unexpectedly harmed in the surge.
RAID 5 […]

Why the First Data Recovery Attempt is Critical When Your Hard Drive Crashes

If your hard drive crashes and your data disappears, your first instinct may be to try every data recovery procedure you can think of. Since the first data recovery attempt provides the best chance of successfully extracting your files from a damaged hard drive, it’s important to be familiar with the best practices for weighing your options before attempting any data recovery procedures on your own.
If the lost data is not that important to you and you want to […]

Prevent Data Loss During Power Outages Caused by Severe Winter Storms

From Toronto to North Florida, the winter of 2014 is turning out to be particularly rough, and the spike in winter storm-related power outages pose a heightened risk of data loss to unprotected computers.
With no end in sight to the ice and snow blanketing most of the northeast, if you haven’t already taken measures to protect your home and business computers from power surges and outages, now is the time.
Too many people assume that when power to their computer […]

Next-Generation Data Restore Technologies for 2014

Your data is essential to keeping your business running. It is what drives the need for storage technology that provides agility, lowers your risk of data loss, and lowers the costs of risk mitigation.
Heading into 2014, it’s important to know your system is safe from vital data loss; to protect your data effectively and economically, we’ve put together some guidelines on some of the most important  data storage and recovery technologies available, and a basic explanation of each for […]

Cold Weather Tips for Keeping Laptops, smartphones and iPads Safe

Ever wonder what affect a polar vortex might have on your laptop if you leave it in the car overnight?
Are you guilty of leaving your laptop in the car on a cold winter day, or turning your office heat off to lower utility bills on a long weekend? Leaving your tech devices in cold weather conditions can severely damage your laptop requiring data recovery and other electronic equipment, and permanently destroy data.
Prevent a Laptop & Electronics Data Recovery Scenario
The […]

All I Want for Christmas is the Right Data Recovery Plan (and you.)

If you think about it, there’s no time like the holidays to help your customers simplify their data recovery and backup plans. The holiday season is perhaps the most hectic time of the year; from the shopping and gift wrapping, to meal planning and execution, to spending time with family and friends, few people have any spare resources to cope with an unexpected data loss event.
In recent years, more organizations are evaluating their business continuity plans to make sure […]

Can Data Be Recovered from a Water or Fire Damaged Hard Drive?

We already know that natural disasters can happen, bringing floods and fires that can wipe out our hardware. But natural disasters aren’t the only threat. Ask anyone who has had a pipe burst over the weekend or an electrical fire that spread quickly—water and fire damage present some real challenges when it comes to recovering your important data. If your hardware is totally (or even partially) destroyed, this is the time to be thankful you stored your backups offsite. […]