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Knowledgebase – Tips and Tricks

Knowledgebase - Tips and Tricks

While you should never attempt to repair digital media or recover your own files, you can often prevent file damage by taking immediate action after a disaster. This part of our blog contains tips to help you avoid data loss.

System Information

Quickly Locate System Information on Your Computer

There are times when a person really needs to know what specific type or brand of equipment is installed in a system. There are many reasons: a device driver could be old or malfunctioning, there could be a sale for a type of system memory and you need to know if it would work in your computer, or you need to call technical support of help and they want to know more about the system than you cared to remember.

Hard Drive Health

4 Tips for Monitoring Your Hard Drive’s Health

To keep your hard drive in perfect working condition, you need to monitor its health regularly.  This is a fairly easy process, and with the help of a few utilities and a working knowledge of common failure symptoms, you can get the best possible operating life from your disk.  These tips will help you get started.

Extreme Weather

Tips for dealing with Extreme Weather and Data Loss

Extreme weather – hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, heat waves, and earthquakes – is becoming a more common occurrence in the world today. While you can never fully prepare for the damage that Mother Nature can throw at you, you can take the necessary steps to mitigate the damage you might receive by following these suggestions

Laptop

Five More Tips for Improving Game Performance

The first and most important things to look at when considering non-hardware performance tweaks are graphics settings and system performance. Be sure to check the system requirements of the games you are trying to load into to be sure that your gaming rig is above the minimum requirements. These tips will not be able to help a system that is not designed to play the game in the first place.

Printed circuit board

Failure Symptoms and Recovery Options for Hard Drive PCB Issues

A hard drive's printed circuit board (PCB) contains a number of components that allow the HDD to operate efficiently and correctly, and when a PCB fails, a hard drive can sustain serious, permanent damage. PCB issues affect thousands of hard drives every year and often result in permanent data loss.

Hard Drive Health

How Many Bad Sectors are Too Many for a Healthy Hard Drive?

Bad sectors are unreadable sections of your disk. Sectors can become unreadable for a number of reasons including platter damage and actuator head offsets. Regardless of what causes the issue, the end result is the same: a very small portion of the hard drive is permanently damaged and completely unusable.

Flash cards

Choosing a Safe Flash Card for Your Camera

If you depend on your camera card, you need to make sure to use high-quality memory. Flash cards are not all the same, and a cheap unit can end up costing you hundreds of dollars by failing prematurely. When you shop for a camera card, keep these tips in mind to find dependable, reliable media

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