The War On Computer Servers

We all live in a world where digital technology is deeply ingrained in our daily life. Can you remember a time when you lasted a day without your cellular phone with you? Probably not, right?

People go to great lengths to maintain their online presence, not only to stay connected with loved ones but to stay abreast with everything that is happening in the world over. We often take for granted the influence that gadgets like computers and laptops have in our lives when the truth is, there is more to them that meets the eye. And it is a multi-billion dollar market where companies implement aggressive marketing efforts to beat each other.

It seems as if Microsoft Corp. is winning the battle against Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. in the computer server market, specifically, cloud services among tier-1 service providers – …

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The Comeback Of Old Phones: Are Smartphones Losing Appeal?

We may live in a digital world full of amazing and out-of-the-box technologies, but we can’t help but reminisce about the good old times when life was so much simpler. Back then, we had to do things by hand in the absence of modern household appliances. It also takes days, week, or months for letters to reach people depending on where it came from. But now, you can read SMS texts or online chats in real time.

We may enjoy all the comforts and convenience offered by all these high-tech technologies (E.g. computers and laptops and cloud technology), there are still those who relish the simplicity of old phones – especially the older population who used those technologies back in the days. Simplicity helps, and can help users avoid catastrophic mistakes. You simply just use it to call or …

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Trends On Data Pricing

We all live in a digital world. Many of us can’t last a day without logging in to our various social media platforms and posting updates about tiny bits and pieces of our lives. Smartphones are selling like crazy and almost everyone owns one now.

But you either need to have data or be connected to WiFi to make your online presence known. However, data is expensive. It is common knowledge, much to the frustration of many. It is even more expensive when you travel abroad. But as competition grows and other forms of wireless Internet connection are more readily available to the masses, data prices also go down.

Voice and text messaging are no longer bringing in the bacon to telecommunication companies. They now come up with various data promotions to meet the growing data demands of the public.…

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Are Self-Replicating Computers the Future?

Computers have been at the forefront of our lives for decades now. While before they were mostly used in schools and offices, computers have welded themselves to the very core of our daily lives – think about smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and all the other appliance or gadgets you have at home or even in your pocket or bag. You start wondering how can technology still push the limits and what is waiting for us in the years to come.

We all know that nothing is impossible in this world. Many great inventions have been born out of a little innovation but with a lot of brains, talents, and support. Considering what the computing world has to offer now, we are pretty sure our minds will be blown away at what experts in the field can come up with. Oxford …

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Is Apple Leaving MacBooks Behind?

Not all computers are created equal. There’s an Apple iMac computer and then there’s the rest, which includes Windows operated PCs and laptops. Even if the majority of the population prefers using Windows, most individuals who got hooked to technology early on started with Apple gadgets. After all, who can’t resist a shiny, brand new MacBook? Owning one is a status symbol, making it even more irresistible to many. And it does come at a hefty price, too.

To date, Apple stock is still a hot commodity and there is no sign of the company ever slowing down, thanks to their skyrocketing iPhone sales. However, nothing much has changed with the company’s computer hardware since 2013 unlike their more popular iPhone and iPad lines that is continually updated. Many iMac users venture into the world of Windows now that their …

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Failing Hard Drives – Which To Avoid!

It’s basically a fact that when it comes to hard drives, whether they are old platter and spindle style or brand new SSD style, you’re best to not trust them on their own. This is what backups are for, of course, and certainly doing that is going to ensure that there’s practically no way you have to require a data recovery company like us, or our services.

So yeah, having a backup is fine. But what about the idea of avoiding risk by finding out which manufacturers tend to sell the drives that fail the most? I mean, if you had some way of tracking which hard drive companies you should avoid and which ones you should buy from, wouldn’t it make the whole data safety concept a whole lot better?

Well, we think so, and apparently so does …

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Recovering Data from a Crashed Hard Drive: Immediate Steps to Take After the Crash

Hard drive crashes are inevitable. It will happen to you eventually if you hold on to your computer long enough. Not many people prepare for this occurrence, believing that it will never happen to them, but it does. So its important to know the initial steps to take should your hard drive crash.

The very first thing that you should do is to detach the hard drive from the computer and attach it as a secondary drive on an alternate computer. If your data is accessible from another computer then you know that the problem does not lie with your hard drive. However, if it is your hard drive that has crashed, you have options. There are a few ways to go about recovering data from a crashed hard drive. The first option is to download recovery software; if it …

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Easily Restore Deleted Files? Of Course!

 

recovering-deleted-filesEver been the new guy at a company and been given a huge project to work on? Your nerves are probably shot and your hands are probably shaking. You can’t afford to screw up but it’s more likely that this is when you will. Maybe you’re diligently working away on the Johnson file when you accidentally delete a file. No big deal, right? You can just recover it from the recycle bin. Except when you go in to recover it your shaky hands slip and you end up permanently deleting the entire file. Before you start panicking and wondering when you’ll get fired don’t lose hope! There are programs available to help you save your butt, and your job:

Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realising you’ve deleted something important from your laptop

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Deal With Ransomware Attacks Like A Pro

There’s a new waransomware-hackery to take hostages and it doesn’t involve your pets. Hackers now find a way onto your computer systems and hold your entire digital world for ransom. Unless you pay X amount of dollars by a certain time all your information is going to be deleted and you’ll lose that paper you were working on for your class or all your customer’s personal data will be made public. It seems no one is immune to these attacks but that doesn’t mean you have to be afraid of them. It’s important to know what to do to prepare and prevent ransomware from infiltrating your system and accessing your information:

You’ve likely heard all about “crypto ransomware,” or simply “ransomware,” a specific type of malware that attempts to hold your digital existence hostage by encrypting personal files and

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Destroying Hard Drives 101: The Acid Test

hard-disk-in-acidLook at the news today and you’ll probably find at least half a dozen articles on a data breach somewhere. Between Sony, Ashley Madison and the Department of Homeland Security (ouch) it feels like no one is safe. I mean, if these big guys can’t keep your digital information safe how are you, average Joe/Jane supposed to do it?

Well there are ways to protect your data that you might not have thought of before. You can throw your hard drive in the ocean, you can smash it to pieces with a cinder block or you can just not store data digitally ever again. But there’s one other thing you might not have thought of before:

The more information you put online or in the digital space, the more opportunities there are for nefarious types to get at it. You

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Data Recovery Tools You Should Look To

dmde-recovery-toolThere’s nothing worse than spending four hours on a final assignment for school or an important project for a big client than having your data suddenly disappear. This is a common issue and it affects more people than you’d think. It’s important to ensure that you’re backing up your data and there are several ways to do that. Some options include regular backups to a cloud program or scheduled backups to an external hard drive.

There is an important thing to remember though: there are essentially two types of hard drive failure (read more here: http://www.harddriverecovery.org/hard-drive-failure.html) and not all options work for both.

You’ve got your logistical failure which means a program or software is no longer working the way it’s supposed to. This can corrupt your data and make it hard to read. If this is the case, …

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Here’s A Quick Way To Speed Up Your Computer

It’s agony to wait. Whether you’re waiting for the next episode of your favospeed-up-computerrite show to come on, waiting for your food to finish cooking or waiting for your computer to just turn on, it can feel like torture.

No one likes waiting and people are getting more and more impatient than they ever have before. They want to be able to find the answer to their question five minutes ago not five minutes later. Admit it. You may just be one of those people.

Computers require maintenance and if you use something often enough you are going to be faced with wear and tear. This is going to lead to a loss in speed. Which sucks.

You might think that you need to buy a new computer every two years or so because technology is advancing and …

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Laser Data Storage: The Future Is Now!

laser-data-storageWe are a generation of impatient people. We want everything, at our fingertips, as of thirty seconds ago, without expending a lot of energy to get it done. It’s not that we’re lazy; it’s that we’re constantly looking for ways to make our lives more efficient. No one remembers random facts of knowledge any more when it’s that much faster to just ‘Google it’.

Storing and retrieving our data needs to follow the same vein; it needs to be fast and easy. There has been some research into making the process faster for us and one of the surprising tools used to achieve this is: lasers.

Not shooting-out-of-your-eyes lasers but lasers nonetheless. Read on about how this came about:

As we use more and more data every year, where will we have room to store it all? Our rapidly

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A Spring Data Cleanup Can Be A Great Thing

clutterYou’d think with the rise of digital files there would be a lot less clutter in our lives. In many cases clutter has gotten worse. You can open a folder on your computer and sometimes find hundreds of files and photos that you don’t even need. You might also have a dozen email accounts or old digital receipts for that pair of pants you had dry-cleaned five years ago. A lot of this information is unnecessary and if you had received a paper file it would be long gone by now.

You need to be proactive about what you keep and what you get rid of. Do you really need that photo of your dessert that you shared on social media four weeks ago taking up space on your phone? Probably not.

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m

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Recover Data From An External Hard Drive Like A Pro

external-drive-recoveryStorage technology has truly exploded over the last 10 years, and has virtually changed the world over the last thirty years. No generation has seen a greater change in the way they communicate, what with email, text and the mass acceptance of the cell phone. Computers are no longer huge machines that can take up an entire floor in a building. With the invention of smartphones, tablets and laptops, all your data is as portable as you are.

But with great advancement comes great responsibility. Many people have learned, the hard way, that you need to have copies of all of your important data in multiple places. If you have all your files in one place you’re going to be in big trouble if that device ever breaks down on you. Oh, and they do. So instead of just saving …

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Your Data Loss Prevention Starter Guide

Data loss is much more than just a failed RAID array.
Data loss is much more than just a failed RAID array.

One of the worst things that can happen to a startup would be for the entire company to experience how cruel technology can be, and how brutal it can be when RAID servers fail. As we evolve we find ourselves depending on technology more and more.

Heck, most people can’t remember a phone number anymore because we’re so used to selecting who we want to call from a list that lives on a device we carry in our pockets. There have been several news stories about leaks of information from large companies like Sony and Ashley Madison. Not only is it damaging to the reputation of a company just starting out, it’s a huge mess that no one really wants to deal with.

You’ve got to make sure …

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How To Set Up The HP ProLiant RAID Rebuild Priority

In this article, I’ll show you how you can adjust HP ProLiant RAID rebuild priority. This will set the level of precedence you have assigned to a RAID array rebuild as compared to routine I/O tasks. If you set the priority to low, the rebuild will occur only when the controller is not busy with normal I/O operations. As a result, you’ll show minimum effect on routine I/O tasks.

But it is important to note here that any array rebuilt using a low priority setting can actually create a possibility of compromising default tolerance level at the time of rebuild. This can lead to a failure which requires professional HP ProLiant recovery.

However, if you set the rebuild priority level to medium, that rebuild will be done using 50% of the resources, leaving of course the remaining fifty percent, …

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How to Choose A Hard Drive Recovery Service

choosing a data recovery serviceWe live in a digital age. Fewer people turn to pen and paper to take notes or to write letters. If you’re like pretty much everyone, you’re probably reading this off the screen of an electronic device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Meanwhile, hand-held cameras have been replaced by the camera on your smart phone. Most albums are digital and the coming generation isn’t going to know what a CD is, let alone a cassette tape. We download and upload files daily. We like, share and tweet by the swipe of a finger.

While this may be the case, we need to be careful with our information. By storing all our documents, videos, music and photos on a hard drive we run the risk of losing it all immediately. Aside from backing up your information to an external …

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Mac Hard Drive Recovery Just Got Harder…

IMac
The ever uncrackable IMac. Now more proprietary than you’d like.

Well, color us surprised, but then, not really. Apple is up to its old tricks again, this time making it harder than ever to perform Mac hard drive recovery. Or removal. Or replacement, for that matter…

Yes, according to a note on Engadget, the new IMac actually has a “specialized” proprietary SATA cable for its hard disk, on which features a seven prong setup as opposed to the usual four prong. This  means that if you were really techie about it (and you have to be on an IMac anyway, as removing a drive is nowhere near an easy task for the layman) and you wanted to put a new hard drive in your system, you’d be completely out of luck.

This is unless, of course, you bought …

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Hard Drive Failure Recovery: 3 Major User Mistakes

If you find yourself looking at a corrupt or seemingly dead hard drive and you’€™re very afraid that you could potentially lose all of your data, rest easy: this happens to hundreds of people everyday. The good news: for many of them it is not such a big deal.

Hard drive failure recovery can be tricky.
Hard drive failure recovery can involve messages like this.

Yes, you may have a lot of very important files: that sales presentation that is due in two days, maybe your year-end tax accounting files that will keep you from a messy IRS audit, or maybe just those special vacation photos that you just forgot to back up. Not to mention the important e-mails, your work calendar, and all the other critical stuff that is stored on your hard drive. But don’t worry, because it is always possible to get hard drive

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Flash Drive Not Recognized Is A Common Error: Fix It Here

One of the more common errors we are seeing from our customers lately is the Flash Drive not recognized error. One of the funniest things about flash drive in general is that they tend to be very robust when it comes to a data storage solution. If you would’ve talked to us 10 years ago, and told us that there would be a form of storage that can be upwards of 128 GB that we could attach to our keychain, drop on the ground with abandon, and probably even drop into the toilet and still get our data back, we probably would have laughed our heads off.

Flash drive not recognized
Flash drives come in all shapes and sizes, and can take a serious licking!

Of course, flash drives are some of the most robust data storage devices you can find. And, even though …

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Recovering from SSD Failure

One of the biggest surprises experienced by many laptop users is an SSD failure. It’s surprising for many people because of a couple of important things. First of all, people assume that because an SSD or solid state hard drive does not have as many moving parts as a regular hard drive, it naturally is going to be failure proof.SSD drives are far from failure-proof.

Most users just assume that they will never really have to consider something like SSD data recovery, because of the fact that these drives are typically very robust in nature. After all, they are based on a similar technology to flash drives, and everyone knows that those things can take a licking and keep on ticking.

Can SSD Drives Fail?

In a word, yes. Even though SSD hard drives are not subject to the same kind of failures as …

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Hard Drive Problems And The Cheapest Data Recovery

Hard drive problems are pretty common nowadays, particularly with the popularity of not only laptops, but external hard drives. Because of the portability of these particular devices, and the fact that we are all subject to human error of some kind, we receive a number of crashed hard drives each day. Many of our clients are looking for some kind of data recovery online, but typically do not know exactly what they are looking for because of the fact that they are not sure of what their specific hard drive problem is.

This is no big deal, of course, as we have almost seen it all when it comes to hard drive problems, and can typically diagnose yours within five minutes or less. We’re not trying to say that we are the Domino’s Pizza of the hard drive recovery industry …

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How to Fix External Hard Drive Problems

One of the most intriguing things about the data recovery industry in general is the fact that there are always websites out there that are offering some kind of quick fix. Recently, we have come across a lot of sites that claim to tell you how to fix external hard drive failures.

Dangerous Information Is Everywhere

Naturally, we do not want to target anyone specifically when we say that typically a lot of this information is not only incorrect, but very dangerous, particularly in cases where the data that needs to be recovered from an external hard drive is very critical. We have seen a lot of cases where businesses trust their data to shoddy data recovery software providers or computer repair stores that really have very little idea about providing professional data recovery, and we can tell you …

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Portable Hard Drive Recovery?

One of by far the most popular services offered by Hard Drive Recovery Group is of course portable hard drive recovery. There a number of reasons for this, but considering the popularity of portable storage and external hard drives nowadays, this is not altogether surprising.

And, because of the fact that external hard drives are quite inexpensive and are now available to the regular user (as opposed to a few short years ago when portable hard drives were actually very expensive and typically tended to be used by businesses only), they are used more commonly than ever. In fact, even at our shop we use a variety of external and portable hard drives in order to back up our own data. They can be a very robust solution and you certainly cannot beat the price per gigabyte.

External Hard Drive

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