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NBC Bay Area News: Man’s Hard Drive Trouble Leads to ‘Extortion’

Originally published by NBC Bay Area News. David Platt feels as though he is being blackmailed. And he fears his identity will be stolen in the process. “It’s wrong,” Platt said. “It’s just wrong.” Here’s the situation. When his hard drive crashed, David sent the disk away for recovery. The company recovered some files, but … Continue reading NBC Bay Area News: Man’s Hard Drive Trouble Leads to ‘Extortion’

RAID Glossary

By Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering Thinking about using RAID in your data storage strategy but not sure what the alphabet soup acronym means, and which type to use? Start here and learn the basic language of RAID. RAID Defined RAID is shorthand for redundant array of independent disks, and refers to drives that work together … Continue reading RAID Glossary

Tax Season: Potential Payday for Hackers

By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer Updated February 8, 2018 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 … Continue reading Tax Season: Potential Payday for Hackers

Video: An Alaskan Adventure

Technology moves quickly. Data recovery moves quickly as well. Bernard Zink’s Alaskan adventure story from 2010 shows how advanced DriveSavers has always been when it comes to data recovery of flash memory devices, but it also shows how far we have come since then. Bernard’s Story In 2010, Bernard Zink, his wife and friends spent … Continue reading Video: An Alaskan Adventure

Seagate Multi Actuator Technology: Data Recovery

By Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering Capacity Versus Performance Rapid advances in technology have catapulted the amount of data that can be stored by single devices to higher and higher levels. Hard disk drives (HDDs) lead the game against solid state drives (SSDs) when it comes to storage capacity; however, size is just one part … Continue reading Seagate Multi Actuator Technology: Data Recovery