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Avoid Permanent Data Loss by Checking Your Backups Regularly

Modern computer users know that in order to avoid data loss, they need to regularly back up their most important files. However, while many businesses and personal computer users take appropriate steps to back up their files, very few take the time to verify the quality of their backups. This step is incredibly important and can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major catastrophe.

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How Iron Oxide Loss Can Damage Your Data Tape Archives

Data tapes and cartridges serve an important function in enterprise-level data storage infrastructure. Tapes provide a relatively inexpensive and dependable way to create archives; and if your business ever needs to restore its systems or recreate data from a specific point in time, these archives can prove invaluable. Of course, in order to see any benefit from data tapes and cartridges, you need to make sure that they are in working condition.

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Is a USB Flash Drive More Reliable Than a Hard Drive?

Many computer users transfer files between PCs with USB flash drives. If you regularly use flash media, you might wonder whether NAND flash technology has a higher or lower rate of failure than a traditional desktop or laptop hard disk drive. The answer depends on a few key factors. For example, the technology used by your flash drive's manufacturer directly reflects its expected lifespan.

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How RAID Hardware Damage Can Cause Database Corruption and File Damage

One of the most common data loss scenarios on large RAID systems is database corruption. Corrupt databases are either completely unreadable or practically unusable, and businesses often face serious downtime and heavy losses when corruption occurs. Although many factors can cause database corruption on modern systems, hardware damage is a common and potentially serious contributor.

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.

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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.

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