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7 Stages of Grief for Hard Drive Failure

7 Stages of Grief for Hard Drive Failure

ard drives are not equipment—they are pieces of our lives. There are those who see their hard drives as more than storage units, but as homes for all their photos, personal documents, writing, and games. Other than being extremely frustrating, hard drive failure is a huge loss. It may take time for you to come to terms with your lost data. Your recovery process may go something like this

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.

Raid Drives

Why RAID 10 and 50 Do Not Provide Perfect Protection from Data Loss

Choosing a RAID level can be difficult, particularly for systems with high fault tolerance needs. Many businesses choose nested RAID levels in order to prevent potential data loss and downtime, but while many nested RAID options can improve system reliability, no RAID option provides perfect protection against data loss.

USB memory stick

Why Some Types of Flash Media Become Less Reliable Over Time

As a flash drive starts to wear out, it will also become much slower and much less reliable. Computer users may see "file not found" or "file corrupt" errors. The good news is that there are a few different ways to maximize write endurance. Manufacturers can use high-quality materials and manufacturing techniques. Many companies program their NAND flash devices to detect and avoid bad blocks.

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.

Organize Your Files to Prevent Hard Drive Wear and Tear

Organize Your Files to Prevent Hard Drive Wear and Tear

Where is that word document? Where did that program go anyway? You’ll spend hours looking for lost files if you let your computer become encumbered by scattered information. Not only this, but your computer will take longer to access those files you’re trying to find. Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew exactly where that file was?

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