DriveSavers Data Recovery Blog

What Happens to Data After Recovery?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

In every successful data recovery, the recovered contents from the affected drive are copied onto another device, often a hard drive. A new flash drive is appropriate for customers with smaller amounts of recovered data. This “target drive” is what we send to the customer in order to return their recovered data. In an emergency, […]

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7 Ways to Secure Your Smartphone

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Your smartphone–that mini computer that lives in your pocket–deserves the same protection as your personal laptop and work computer does. Use the following guidelines to protect your on-the-go information from hackers and thieves. Use a pin or password to protect your smartphone. Do not share the password with strangers and do not keep the password […]

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Global Reach for Data Breaches

Wednesday, June 03rd, 2015

What really happens to your personal information if it gets swept up in one of those big data breaches that have hit companies like Target, Anthem Health and Sony? Bitglass, a data security company, devised a test to measure what could happen to an individual’s personal data after a breach. Bitglass developed a list of […]

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New Malware Implodes on Detection, Taking Your Data Down

Wednesday, May 06th, 2015

An insidious computer virus that reacts violently when detected—destroying everything onboard—is now on the loose. Researchers from Cisco Systems Talos Group discovered the malware threat, called Rombertik. Like many other threats, this one is made up of particularly virulent code attached to a seemingly innocuous email. The bug is designed to collect everything the user […]

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Reintegrating Your Data After Data Recovery—Getting Back to Normal

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

One of the most challenging aspects of getting data back can be reintegrating it into your computer. If you have a trusted IT professional, we recommend you use their help in this process. Returning to normal will be much easier and more complete if you have not put any new data on the computer. This […]

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Recycle or Reuse?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

After a hard drive is recovered by DriveSavers, our standard practice is to return the equipment to the user. We don’t repair the drives so if they are not working when they come to the lab, they leave in the same condition. When a customer doesn’t want their broken equipment back we degauss it, which […]

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Ways to Protect Your Company’s Tax Data

Friday, March 20th, 2015

It’s tax time and the IRS is ready to receive your small business’ information from the past year. Can you guess who else is waiting for you to file, probably even more eagerly than the federal and state governments? Tax time is a busy and lucrative time for identity thieves. In 2014, over 100 million […]

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Be Ready for the New Breed of Pop-up Scam Sites

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Say you’re browsing around the web and you click a link to an article, only to be presented with a pop-up saying something along the lines of, “your system has detected…blah blah blah…call this 800# to get it fixed.” You try to close the pop-up but it reappears again and again. Typically your browser’s built-in […]

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Do Cloud Backup Services Hold Water?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

What, exactly, is the cloud? Is it some magical method of storing your computer’s ones and zeros within a wireless frequency, floating around in the air like an actual cloud? No—far from it! What the Cloud Actually Is It’s not magic and it doesn’t float in the air. When you choose a cloud backup solution, […]

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Do It Yourself Data Recovery: Avoid Internet Remedies

Friday, February 20th, 2015

When it comes to do-it-yourself data recovery tips, the Internet is full of home remedies. Many of these “tricks” were written years ago and only apply to “ancient” storage technology. Using these methods can damage the drive or its data, making it unrecoverable. Here’s a prime example of “myths” found on the web. A recovery […]

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