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CD Rot: A Diskaster in the Making

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

CD rot sounds like yet another horrible disease du jour, but it’s not quite that. It’s what can happen over time to the recorded contents of compact disks and it’s not reversible. The Library of Congress, which maintains copies of important commercial recordings and printed materials, is struggling with the task of figuring how to […]

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SSD: What Happens When Files are Accidentally Deleted

Tuesday, September 02nd, 2014

Scenario: Data Deletion Data deletion occurs when a user deletes data and then empties the recycle/trash bin. TRIM Command In order to maintain optimal performance, all modern solid-state drives utilize the TRIM command. When enabled, this command executes automatically to delete and reset data that has been “Trashed” or “Recycled” and prepare for new data to […]

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HIP, HIP, HIPAA

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Officially, it’s called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, but it’s usually shortened to just the letters HIPAA. The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical and technical safeguards for covered entities and their business associates to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information (EPHI). […]

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CryptoLocker Virus Thwarted

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

If you have been hit by the CryptoLocker virus, now there’s hope you can retrieve your files. Researchers have turned the tables on suspected cyber criminals from Russia who used the CryptoLocker virus to extort millions from unwitting computer users all over the world. FireEye and Fox-IT, two technology firms, developed a recovery program to […]

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Is Your Data Safe at a Data Recovery Company?

Friday, August 01st, 2014

With any data recovery company, you should never assume anything, especially when it comes to security. DriveSavers guarantees the confidentiality and security of customer data. No exceptions. Every year the company undergoes a SOC 2 Type II audit that reviews the myriad of security and privacy protocols DriveSavers has in place to protect customer data. “The […]

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Legally Speaking of Cell Phones

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The abundance of personal and private information contained in cell phones has compelled the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that police will need a search warrant to legally examine the contents of a cell phone, subsequent to an arrest (Riley v. California). “These cases require us to decide how the ‘search incident to arrest doctrine’ […]

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SanDisk & Fusion-io Target the SSD Data Center Storage Market

Friday, June 27th, 2014

When SanDisk bought Fusion-io for $1.1 billion earlier this month, it acquired more than a solid-state storage company. It gained access to Fusion-io’s big data center customers, like Apple and Facebook. The data center landscape is changing, with solid-state storage taking a leading role. The stakes are huge as providers of big storage use more […]

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Recovering Memories of Fallen Heroes

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The loss of business data can easily be measured in economic terms. On the other hand, personal data, such as photos of family, friends and important events, isn’t monetary and its worth can’t be determined in the same way. Often, personal data is thought to be more valuable than any amount of money. Two recent […]

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SSD Landscape Shifts with Seagate’s SandForce Acquisition

Friday, June 06th, 2014

Change is in the wind and it’s shaking up the solid-state drive industry. Seagate paid $450 million last week to acquire parts of LSI from Avago. The two jewels Seagate picked up in the deal are the LSI Flash Components Division (which includes the important Sand Force controller technology) and the LSI Accelerated Solutions Division […]

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Star Trek: The Lost Files

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The plot resembles science fiction, but it’s rooted in fact. Fans of the Star Trek television series will recognize the key player, Gene Roddenberry, as the man who masterminded the popular show and its cast of memorable characters: Captain Kirk, Science Officer Spock, Dr. McCoy and the rest of the crew of the Starship Enterprise. […]

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