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TechTarget: Key Steps to Destroy an SSD and Protect Your Data

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Originally published on TechTarget By John Edwards Donating a used SSD may seem like a nice thing to do, but not if you want to keep your data secure. SSD disposal and recycling are more complicated than you might think. SSD technology is evolving rapidly. As prices fall, speed and capacity continue to grow, and … Continue reading TechTarget: Key Steps to Destroy an SSD and Protect Your Data

MacRumors: Apple Seemingly Unable to Recover Data From 2018 MacBook Pro With Touch Bar When Logic Board Fails

Originally published by MacRumors. In 2016, when Apple introduced the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, the repair experts at iFixit discovered the notebooks have non-removable SSDs, soldered to the logic board, prompting concerns that data recovery would not be possible if the logic board failed. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case. Apple has a special tool for 2016 … Continue reading MacRumors: Apple Seemingly Unable to Recover Data From 2018 MacBook Pro With Touch Bar When Logic Board Fails

Digital Trends: If you own a 2018 MacBook Pro, you will want to maintain data backups

Originally published by Digital Trends By Chuong Nguyen If you recently purchased one of Apple’s refreshed 2018 MacBook Pro models, you’ll want to maintain backups of your files. Unlike previous models, if the logic board fails on your laptop, there is no way for Apple and its service technicians to access the solid-state drive and recover the contents stored … Continue reading Digital Trends: If you own a 2018 MacBook Pro, you will want to maintain data backups

Growing Data: DNA Data Storage

By Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering Advancements in data storage technology have not ended with flash. Have you heard of storing data in DNA? Growing Amount of Data As computers, smartphones and tablets become more and more widespread, the amount of data being produced is growing at an exponential and staggering rate. It seems that … Continue reading Growing Data: DNA Data Storage

USA Today: Ready to ditch your old flash drive? Don’t just erase and recycle

Originally published by USA Today. By Rob Pegaro When it’s time to donate or ditch an old flash-memory drive that stored sensitive information, deleting those files isn’t enough. The safest way to wipe the slate clean is actually to encrypt it — and that’s not as hard as it sounds. The computer industry’s migration from … Continue reading USA Today: Ready to ditch your old flash drive? Don’t just erase and recycle