Tag Archives: Mike Cobb

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

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

Fire-damaged Devices: Recoverable or Not?

By Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering The Northern California fires of this past October taught us some lessons about what type of damage we can expect to see when devices start coming in from the current Southern California fires. DriveSavers has historically had a lot of success recovering data from fire-damaged devices; however, many of … Continue reading Fire-damaged Devices: Recoverable or Not?

Holiday Travel—Time to Back Up and Be Safe

By Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering If holiday travel is on your mind, then it’s also a good idea to protect your data while you’re away from business or home. Here are some tips to keep your important data safe from harm’s way. More Copies First and foremost, make sure you have everything important backed … Continue reading Holiday Travel—Time to Back Up and Be Safe

White Room: HDD vs. SSD Data Recovery

By Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering Meet Ron Cen Ron begins each workday by stepping across flooring topped with sticky material that collects contaminants from the bottom of his shoes on his way into a small changing room. After closing the door behind him, Ron suits up in a special hooded suit, face mask, gloves … Continue reading White Room: HDD vs. SSD Data Recovery