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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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5 Valentines Gifts That Protect More Than Your Relationship

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Looking for something unique to give this Valentine’s Day? Something your partner might actually use and love for more than a few days? How about the gift of data security? I know, it doesn’t sound very romantic. But think again. Check out some of our top picks. Use Digital Protection Now that we have all […]

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RAID Systems Are Not Infallible

Thursday, February 05th, 2015

Many businesses and organizations of all sizes rely on RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) systems that distribute data and parity across a set of disks, protecting files held on the array against the failure of any individual disk. Unfortunately, even these redundant systems are not completely infallible. Initial failures sometimes go undetected until a […]

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What’s Ahead: Bigger, Faster, Smaller, More Vulnerable?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Technology predictions for the coming year include more hacking and data breach incidents, and the introduction of higher capacity hard drives and solid-state drives to handle the ever-growing amount of data created worldwide. According to a report from Cisco, the amount of data created globally will increase six times over the next two years, with […]

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DriveSavers Offers Data Recovery Relief to New England Victims of Winter Storm Juno

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Recovery experts extend $500 off data recovery services to aid those affected by heavy snowfall, high-speed winds and coastal flooding Novato, Calif. – Jan. 29, 2015 – DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic services, today announced it would provide assistance to victims of the blizzard-like storm in New England. Parts […]

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What to Expect from Data Recovery Part Two: Free Evaluation

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

If you missed Part One, read it here. In most cases, DriveSavers offers free evaluations of failed devices, like hard drives, before the actual recovery is attempted. If free evaluation is offered, I recommend you take advantage of this opportunity. First, we physically examine the equipment to determine its condition and the recoverability of the […]

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Choosing Cloud-Based Back-Up Services

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

When choosing a back-up service provider, here are some issues to consider: Do you have special security needs involving regulated data? If you have medical, financial, educational or other sensitive files, what security and encryption protocols are available for your protection? Where, exactly, is the data being stored? Potentially, the location of the back-up can […]

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The Two Dumbest Things You Can Do To A Hard Drive

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

It’s a sad fact that all hard drives, every make and every model, will fail. And, it’s even more unfortunate that users keep making the same mistakes as they try to get the data back themselves. Here are two of the most damaging mistakes people can make. The Freezer Trick Doesn’t Work If you search […]

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What to Expect from Data Recovery Part 1: Initial Call

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

What should you do when your hard drive fails? If you are one of the unfortunate many who haven’t taken precautions with a backup, then you’re most likely going to need professional help. That’s especially true if the data in question is valuable and hard or impossible to recreate. There are thousands of places in […]

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