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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.

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.

Preventative Maintenance

Five Reasons To Do Preventative Maintenance On Your PC

As time goes by, computer users begin to feel that their PC is slowing down or running less than optimally. The reasons for the diminished performance are varied and are usually specific to a particular machine, yet there are steps that a user can take to lessen the eventual slow down.

Cleanroom

How Cleanroom Classifications Work and Why They Are Important

Most major data recovery companies promote their Cleanroom technology on their websites, but Cleanroom classifications can seem confusing at first. Many of our clients ask whether Cleanrooms are actually important to the data recovery process and whether certification standards serve a purpose.

RAID Drives

4 Ways That RAID 5 Systems Can Lose Data

Many of our clients mistakenly believe that their RAID arrays are error proof.  In reality there is no such thing as a perfectly dependable server or storage system, and while RAID 5 systems offer excellent speed and reliability, they are not a suitable substitute for a good backup strategy.

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