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Tips to Increase the Life of your Solid State Drive

By Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering Power it Up Solid state drives (SSDs) have a shelf life. When powered down and not in use, they lose data over time. On average, it takes three months to a year for this process to begin, but depending on a variety of other factors, data loss could start … Continue reading Tips to Increase the Life of your Solid State Drive

Thecus® Authorizes DriveSavers for Data Recovery Services

Originally published by Thecus. Thecus® Authorizes DriveSavers® to provide Data Recovery services DriveSavers provides worldwide professional data recovery services Thecus Technology Corp has authorized DriveSavers to offer professional data recovery services to Thecus users worldwide. By owning and operating a NAS, you are ensuring that your vital information is secure. Unfortunately in the rare cases of … Continue reading Thecus® Authorizes DriveSavers for Data Recovery Services

Visionary Computer: Repair 17169, the case of the melted G3 B&W…

Originally published by our partner, Visionary Computer. Here at Visionary Computer, we pride ourselves on really going the extra mile for our customers. Recently we had a case where we had to go even further. One of our customers had suffered a building fire. Thankfully no one was hurt but their computers were all completely … Continue reading Visionary Computer: Repair 17169, the case of the melted G3 B&W…

Danger Lurking Inside Smart Houses

  By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer If the advanced technology in our everyday lives was directed against us, who would win in a battle pitting humanity against smart machines? If you consider the rapid rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), this imagined scene isn’t as farfetched as you might think. Fiction? This … Continue reading Danger Lurking Inside Smart Houses

Tax Season: Potential Payday for Hackers

By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer The bad guys are getting really good at slipping into unprotected computer systems and obtaining tax files and other private information without your knowledge or permission. If you are filing your income taxes online this season, please beware of the very real threat from hackers and other cyber … Continue reading Tax Season: Potential Payday for Hackers