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.

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Is it possible to recover data from a failed SSD?

Since their introduction, solid state drives have been marketed as the clear choice for consumers...

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Turn Your Android Phone Into A Hotspot Without Rooting

Even with the proliferation of free Wi-Fi hotspots, there are times when you need to...

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

Many computer users worry when they see "bad sector" error messages, and sector issues are...

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Can You Fix a Broke Hard Drive by Freezing It?

All hard drives eventually fail. Most hard drive manufacturers estimate an operating life of 3-5...

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Common Mistakes That Will Kill Your Laptop

That beverage next to your laptop is more dangerous to your computer than any hacker....

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Why You Should Never Assume That Data is Unrecoverable

For many computer users, data loss is an unfortunate eventuality. The best backup systems cannot...

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Best Ways to Encrypt Data

The best way to encrypt most data is to not encrypt it; meaning, of course,...