DriveSavers Data Recovery Blog

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
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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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Rough Weather Threatens Data

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

When severe weather threatens your home, school or business this spring, don’t be caught unprepared. As temperatures rise and rain clouds gather, the resulting storms, floods and other damaging impacts of bad weather pose a very real threat to any unprotected data storage device. Defend Your Data Be prepared to survive the threat by maintaining […]

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Holiday Computer Safety Tips

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

If you are going to be away from home or shutting down your business during the holidays, here are some tips to keep your important data safe from harm’s way. Back Up First and foremost, make sure you have everything important backed up. A backup is just a copy, stored in a second location for […]

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Customer Success Story: Can’t Keep a Good Kid Down

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

In many ways, Malcolm Foggio is like most other teenage boys. He enjoys soccer. Listens to popular music. Likes ice cream. But, unlike others his age, Malcolm started his own non-profit foundation, at age 11, to fight childhood cancer. Malcolm is a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with a serious bone disease (Ewing’s Sarcoma) in […]

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SSD: What Happens When Connections Fail

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Scenario: Unknown PCB (printed circuit board) Failure A solid-state drive (SSD) is simply a printed circuit board (PCB) with typically 3 basic types of chips soldered to it; DRAM, NAND and a controller (aka the “brain”). Each chip must be perfectly aligned with its specific location on the PCB, and a solid connection must be […]

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