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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.

Computer Forensics

Why You Should Never Assume That Data is Unrecoverable

For many computer users, data loss is an unfortunate eventuality. The best backup systems cannot offer perfect protection from user error, catastrophic hardware failure, natural events and other potential dangers. Fortunately, professional data recovery companies can retrieve files from damaged media in the vast majority of cases. In our experience, there are no scenarios that automatically render a device unrecoverable.

safely and securely dispose of your data

How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Data Without the Extremes

Believe it or not, simply deleting files will not permanently erase them from your hard drive. Formatting hard drives is a common way to make data unusable. But alas, reformatting may "cover up" the data, but it is still there and can be accessed. It's no wonder that people freeze and then take a hammer to their hard drives. How else could you be safe? Wait; don't throw your hard drive in the fire yet...

Top 5 Signs that Your Hard-Drive is a Flesh Eater

Top 5 Signs that Your Hard-Drive is a Flesh Eater

There’s something suspicious about your hard drive. You don’t know how to explain it, but each time you turn on your computer, eerie foreboding background music takes hold of the house. More disturbing than this is that the flickering hard drive light stays in beat with the dark music. This is how you know that your life is a foreshadow to a zombie apocalypse—and it will all be started by your hard drive.

Data information loss

4 Commonly Overlooked Signs of Data Loss

While the best way to avoid data loss is to back up data regularly, computer users should also know the basic signs of data loss. By turning off a hard drive or other device as early as possible, you can greatly increase your chances of a successful data recovery while limiting your case's turnaround time. Unfortunately, many of the signs of data loss are extremely subtle, and computer users often ignore potentially serious symptoms.

Cloud Storage

How Safe is The Cloud

The cloud. Really? Who named it that? A cloud; a soft, fluffy white thing that goes away on a sunny day; made out of water vapor. Yeah. Data loves water. Maybe they named it the cloud because it is far away, floating above the earth, inaccessible. Hmm. On the other hand, perhaps they called it the cloud because it is a cloud of mystery. Nobody knows where your data is. No matter what the cloud is, they could have put a little more thought into what they (whoever "they" is) called it.

Data Encryption

Best Ways to Encrypt Data

The best way to encrypt most data is to not encrypt it; meaning, of course, not all data need be encrypted—or should it? Some individuals and companies feel they need to encrypt everything. Sometimes this is warranted; sometimes it’s just overkill. However, it is still a very subjective question. What some would consider paranoia may often be inadequate protection against corporate thieves and hackers.

With so many different brands and models, which drives offer the best speed, reliability and price?

Top 5 External Hard Drives of 2012

Paranoia is often what drives us to buy an external hard drive. We need to “back up” our photos and other information in case our computers die. But sometimes we have to buy another hard drive to back up the first hard drive. In our haste, we had bought the wrong brand. e have reached the end of another year. It is time to compile the best external hard drive brands of the year.

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