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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.

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


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

Dirty Computer

Five Simple Steps For Cleaning Up Your PC

Cleaning up your PC is one of the easier ways to optimize the performance of a heavily used or older system. Time and use tend to add wear to a system that is sometimes hard to notice. You may even have a dust bunny colony thriving on top of your disk drive. All of these can be cleaned up easily and quickly.

Frozen Hard Drive

Can You Fix a Broke Hard Drive by Freezing It?

All hard drives eventually fail. One of the more popular tricks for treating a damaged hard drive involves putting the disk into a freezer for several hours, then plugging it into a computer and booting it. There are several reasons why data recovery engineers do not freeze hard drives to fix them.

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