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Data Loss Prevention

Data Loss Prevention

In order to prevent file loss, you need to understand the various types of issues that affect modern computers and take steps to minimize your risks. Our blog can help you avoid some of the most common data loss scenarios.

Computer Health

Will Turning Off Your HDD Each Night Hurt It?

Many of our clients ask whether or not they should keep their computers powered on at night. Your power habits can certainly play a role in your hard drive's operating lifespan, but there is a question as to the extent of this role. Some IT experts occasionally claim that the best way to preserve a drive is to allow it to operate normally through the night. They theorize that regularly running a hard drive through start-up procedures gradually wears out mechanical components.

Computer Repair

What to Do When a Hard Drive Makes Clicking Sounds

Clicking, grinding and whirring sounds are among the most common hard drive failure symptoms. The noises indicate that one or more of the hard drive's mechanical components have failed, and if your hard drive begins clicking, you will need act quickly to ensure the best possible chances of a successful data recovery.

Seriously Crashed Hard Drive

HDD Data Loss Statistics for Home and Office PC Users

If you work on a computer, you probably read and write information from a hard drive several hundred times per day. Your computer's hard drive is one of its most important components, and to keep your system running smoothly and avoid data loss, you should understand the limitations of your HDD.

Schedule

Organizing Regular Tests of Your Business’s Data Backup System

Regularly checking your backups is an important part of your data protection policy. Wellness checks are not optional; even if you use a dependable, automatic program to protect mission-critical systems, testing your backup protects you from user error, file corruption, media failures and other issues.

Tape Storage

Storing Tapes Properly to Prevent Data Loss

Businesses with large servers and serious data storage systems often back up critical data with tape cartridges. Proper storage is a fundamental component of any data tape archive. To make sure that your backups are available when you need them, make sure to keep your tapes in an appropriate environment.

Damaged Photo

Common Causes of Photo Corruption and File Damage

Data corruption is a fairly common problem for computer users. Any file can become corrupt due to operating system or software issues, but image file corruption is especially common and problematic. Depending on the software that you use to access and edit your images, you might see corruption manifest in a number of ways.

Partition Concept

Using Partitions to Avoid Hard Drive Data Loss

Partitioning a hard drive can allow for faster operation, and for many computer users, this is a good enough reason to set up appropriate partitions when installing a new operating system. Many users do not realize that partitions can also protect against several common data loss scenarios.

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