Computer Fails In Space

We use computers or a similar technology such as a smartphone or any smart gadget in our daily lives. We use it for personal use, school, work, or leisure. The popularity of these smart gadgets has brought the World Wide Web even closer to the masses, thus the use of social media and the Internet has also catapulted into fame. Today, you can’t see a home without a personal computer or laptop to help them stay connected to the web.

These tech advances are even more crucial when it comes to space technology. Flying rockets, manning the space station, and sending astronauts or robots to explore uncharted planets is a big risk and challenge you can’t just easily do so without the help of advanced computing technology. Unfortunately, the technology is not always reliable and problems arise that requires immediate solutions because these trips to space aren’t just risky but mighty expensive too.

The primary device failed on Saturday, leaving the $100bn orbiting laboratory to depend on a backup system to route commands to its solar power system, radiators, cooling

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Beefing Up Servers For The Cloud

We are in a digital age that is quickly overwhelming humanity with mind-boggling technologies year after year. While it seems that the majority of mankind has openly embraced technology in their lives (especially smartphones and smart gadgets), there are still countless technologies out there that baffle us or we are yet unaware of for good measure. For example, we are all aware of cloud computing and even make use of cloud storage ourselves but that mostly describes what we know about this rising technology.

We know so little about how servers work in cloud computing. We just know that the cloud must need lots of servers to provide storage for all the data coming its way, and we are talking about lots and lots of data from all corners of the world. Fortunately, companies into cloud computing like Amazon are taking care of this matter and ensure our data stay safe and accessible to us in the cloud, so we need not worry about it ourselves.

Organizations make use of cloud infrastructure to take help of cloud computing to perform

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Private Servers For Dummies

When we think of servers, we often picture out stacks of these tech wonders housed in pristine environments of major tech companies. This program supports other computer programs in one or more computers used mostly by big enterprises. There are actually different server types depending on their purpose. However, have you ever thought of getting one for yourself? The rise of private servers among small business owners is growing in popularity these days, so it might be an option for you to consider anytime soon.

In layman’s term, a private server is a virtual machine that one administers privately. You don’t just place a server in any location because it often comes within a group. Moreover, servers need sufficient power supply and a stable Internet connection aside from them being obviously noisy too. And just like laptops and computers, you can buy a private server in a similar manner these days.

Virtual Private Servers (VPS) have taken the small business world by storm. The advantages offered by VPS are considerable and can save any business a lot of money, but

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Computer Coding Basics You Should Know

Knowledge and understanding of computer are crucial today because computers are used in almost all industries and institutions. If you have a genuine interest in computers and can see yourself making a living (or even a career) out of this interest, then taking computer classes make perfect sense to learn the vital computing skills you need out there in the real world. Computer coding is one of those classes that are getting much attention these days. Basically, computer programs run on codes. These codes tell the computer what to do – from simple text documents to more complex computing tasks.

Even though most people are now using computers in their day-to-day, only a few truly understand how computers work. Some justify their ignorance by the fact that they often use smartphones daily instead of actual computers and that you can always call on tech support for help for most of your computing troubles but wouldn’t it be cool to grasp what happens inside that expensive and sleek device most people and businesses can now live without.

College students have flooded

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Useful Mac Tips You Don’t Know Yet

Apple has been a pioneer in computing and smart technology. They are led by innovators who dared to think out of the box and gifted the world with the Mac, the iPhone, and the graphical user interface. The world has two types of tech users: those who use Apple products and those who use Windows and Android. There are actually other computer operating systems out there but the users are only a handful and therefore insignificant.

Most people use Windows-powered PCs because they are cheaper than Apple products and there are different manufacturers selling it so you have a lot of options to choose from. Apple computers run on MacOS that have improved significantly over the years as people become more engrossed with the web. While Mac’s popularity has waxed and waned over the years, we can’t deny that it still has a big market and people can’t still wait to get their hands on their own iMac. If you’re new to Apple desktops and still wondering how it works, these tips can help you a lot and make …

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Can’t You Still Bring A Computer On A Plane?

The world’s economy has become increasingly global. It no longer matters which continent you live in because the Internet has bridged the gap albeit not the distance. And along with this ease of access to the web, we have grown a thirst to travel the world and see the places we see online for real. The popularity of backpacking has also introduced a new breed of travelers – backpackers. These travelers are low on budget but find ways to save in absolutely everything they can during their travels.

But if there’s one thing all travelers share, it’s their love for their smart gadgets (and sometimes old ones, as well!). Aside from their mobile phones, many travelers actually bring their computers with them. It affords them a longer travel time if they can also work at the same time as they go around from one place to the next. Meanwhile, there are bloggers who get paid to travel and in return, they recount all aspects of their travel to give their readers an idea of a certain place’s tourist …

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Servers Aren’t Safe From Hackers Anymore

The world is becoming smaller and smaller by the day. Thanks to technology, we are now able to achieve so much by doing so little – sounds confusing, right? Technology has become so advanced it has overcome many of the limitations we faced back then. Computer servers have a big role in making all these things happen. They have grown so big and far important in our daily life without us really knowing.

Technically, servers respond to requests issued by another computer program known as the client. While most of us concern ourselves with the mundane issues of life and the occasional computer glitches, cyber hackers all over the world worry about stealing precious data by hacking the computer servers themselves or use it to harass certain people for money. They often target the computer’s software first to be able to access the server and wreak havoc. The crimes can be petty but some can be huge and affect a great number of people.

With the arrest of two people, Delhi Police have cracked a case wherein computer servers

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What To Watch Out For In Computer Servers

The world of technology is always changing. Nothing remains constant because the nature of technology itself is dynamic. It improves and advances as the technology needed for it becomes readily available too. If you look at the computers we are using now, they are unlike the ones we used when growing up. While we may feel nostalgic about Internet explorer back then along with some other features unique to that era, we won’t swap the convenient WiFi access we have now and all the wonders brought by the World Wide Web.

If my memory serves me right, you can’t use the phone when someone is using the computer in the early period of the Internet because duh, dial-up. It somehow makes you feel good you now live in the age of social media and smart gadgets because life seemed so much more alive even though you don’t physically interact with people. And then there’s the cloud. Well, it is a different concept now that we think of cloud computing. Even computer servers themselves have completely evolved.

You won’t need to

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How Has Enterprise Storage Changed Over The Years?

Everything around us changes, always evolving. Even us humans have changed a lot over the years. Some experts claim we descended from apes but others contradict it. This argument has been dragging on for years and the answer may likely continue to elude us. But when it comes to technology, recorded history has done its best to keep track of technological advancements that we can definitely check and counter-check events and how certain concepts came to be.

Among the most important aspects of technology is data storage. Data means a lot to all of us. From the data that allows us to access the web to the data that we share and keep, we spend a great deal of our time, effort and money in securing these data. While most of you have no idea what enterprise storage is all about, it is often used by large organizations in the storage and retrieval of data that they use. Large amounts of data and lots of users are all in a day’s work for these huge enterprise storage repositories, so …

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Watch Out For This Windows 10 Update

Computers are no longer luxury items these days. They are necessities that not only connect us with the World Wide Web and social media but allow us to do lots of mundane things that we can’t live without. Windows PCs are the popular choice while some prefer the more expensive Apple computers that revolutionized the computing world. For the longest time, Windows 7 was the popular choice because it is easy to use and it has almost everything you’ll ever need in an operating system.

Updates are inevitable, though, because systems need to be upgraded to keep up with the times. These updates often have the fixes for commonly reported bugs and defects as well as improvements on certain features. Microsoft has gone a long way and has since then offered Windows 8 (which wasn’t quite the hit they expected), and now, Windows 10.

The reason it’s called the Creators Update again is because it will contain more ‘creative’ features. Hopefully including some of the things Microsoft promised in the April Creators update but which never materialised.

This will do

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Can Windows 10 Live Up To Its Promise?

We all loved Windows 7. Well, almost all of us.  And for quite a long time, most computing devices ran on Windows 7 and were quite contented with it actually. However, times are changing and we should keep abreast with all the changes and tech advancements now made available to the masses. Microsoft launched Windows 8 for that very purpose several years back. Unfortunately, it fell short of its glory and PC sales actually went down ever since its release.

Fortunately, Microsoft is trying to redeem itself with the release of Windows 10. It’s been two years now and millions of devices are already using it. So far so good. It’s like Windows 7 but has definitely leveled up and proving to be at par with the technology we have today.

Microsoft’s latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software’s growth is still stunted by a shift away from personal computers.

Windows 10 is now running on a half-billion devices nearly two years after its release, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella disclosed Wednesday during the

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Mac Or Windows PC: Which One Is A Worthy Investment?

Computers don’t come in cheap. People spend a lot of cash in buying a good brand with the best features and further upgrading it to match their computing needs and modern lifestyle. You also have to purchase some add-ons like software, anti-virus, computer accessories, printers, etc. to improve your overall computing experience. These gadgets are no longer luxuries but a necessity needed by everyone from all walks of life.

When you look in the market, there are just basically two types of computers: a Mac or a Windows PC. The type of PC you own is likewise an indicator of one’s status in life. Mac is the Apple’s desktop computer and is known to be the higher end between the two. Macbooks and iMacs run on the Mac OS X operating system. Meanwhile, Windows PC is just about every other laptops and desktop sold in the market today. They run on Microsoft’s operating system, Windows. The majority of the population are more familiar with Windows PC than Apple computers because they are generally priced more reasonably and have features that …

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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 is a simple software corruption issue then recovery software should do the trick. However, if the problem with your hard drive turns out to be more serious and/or physical then its time to look into data recovery services.…

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Mac Hard Drive Recovery Just Got Harder…

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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 a drive specifically from Apple. We won’t bet against the idea that this will likely be an expensive option when compared to picking up a discount drive at your local retailer. Some might call this a “war against the customer”, …

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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 (our services taste much better), but suffice it to say that even if you assume that you have a rather rare hard drive problem, we have probably seen it before.The Cost of "cheapest data recovery"

Cheapest Data Recovery?

Even as a well recognized price leader …

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RAID cannot access disk drive?

Unfortunately, despite what many of the raid controller manufacturers would like you to think, raid servers are far from infallible. As a result, you will not commonly, but possibly have to deal with a situation in which your raid cannot access any of the data on your disk drive. Or, as it is more commonly known, your raid disk.newsraid cannot access disk drive

This can actually be for a number of reasons, and one of the biggest pieces of advice we give almost every client who is having raid server difficulties or some kind of raid failure, is to resist doing anything rash. One of the key causes of major raid disk failure is some sort of physical intervention by an administrator. The unfortunate part about this is that IT administrators are typically very smart people, and are typically very risk-averse. But in an effort to find a solution to a raid problem, they will typically go beyond the call of duty. This is of course because typically the information that is stored on a raid server is very important to the business …

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Hard Drive Freezing?

One of the most common symptoms we hear from our customers is that there “hard drive is freezing”. I think it is important to note that this is a very common symptom because of the fact that hard drives are created to essentially stop working whenever there is something mechanically wrong with them. As a result, many people find that they have total computer freezes before any kind of clicking or buzzing sounds begin to emanate from the hard drive. Hard drive freezing can be a warning of future disk issues.

I think one of the things that a lot of people miss when it comes to a scenario where there hard drive freezes is that often this may be your final chance to back up your drive before major physical hard drive failure occurs. In fact, you definitely need to understand that once you have experienced a major hard drive crash symptom, such as a clicking or buzzing, it may already be too late for you to get your data back by conventional means.

If you are going to try to back up your hard drive when you fear it …

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Recover Your Hard Drive Using Software? Not as common as they’re saying…

Funny thing when you check the search engines for information on recovering hard drives… Naturally, most people want to assume that they can quickly restore all of their files using a cheap, easy to download data recovery software. I would want to assume this, too.

But I think it’s important that people understand that no matter what a Youtube video might say about a ‘dynamite’ hard drive recovery software, it may not work for you.

Slimy sales people on the Internet? Really? I can only imagine your disbelief. But for most people with hard drive failure problems the reality is that their data is simply NOT recoverable using software.

Ask yourself this: if you cannot boot your program or access the operating system, how exactly is this software going to work?

In fact, most authentic physical hard drive crashes mean that you cannot access the drive via any software means. In effect, you must repair the hard drive first. This is a job that can only be accomplished by a professional with hard drive expertise and access to a …

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Fake Hard Disk Failures, And Other Schemes

Yes, the hackers are getting better at graphic design as well!

Yep, they’re at it again. The Trojan Horse hackers had actually seemed to have gotten lazy for a while, at least by their previous standards. But now, they’re back: in Trojan 2: Fake Frag (Electric Boogaloo). Yes, more “fakeware”, this time claiming your “SATA Drive has Failed”, along with a ton of other fake messages. Then, despite the fact that you’ve never actually downloaded it, “Windows Recovery” software comes up and starts to scan your PC for bugs. Naturally, it finds them. By the tons. So not only is hard disk failure imminent, your computer is attracting parasites galore. Soon, it will be on fire.

Of course, it isn’t on fire. These Trojans are part of a new Blackmail-ware era of con game, where a “magic program” will recover your failed hard disk, “fix” all your system errors, and leave you $80 short. These are easy Trojans to pick up, as well, as one of our techs discovered on his home machine the other week. Continual notes that …

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Hard Drive Crash-Proof?

This drive is indestructible (according to the manufacturer!).

More great hard drive technology from IOSafe coming down the pipe. The 3TB “Everythingproof” hard disk drive touts itself as not only crash and failure proof, but fire and waterproof! This is one of those drives that you could take a blowtorch to and to cool it off, throw it in icy water. A “Mythbusters”-style piece of hardware, from a really innovative company.

Yep, can’t say enough about the technology at IOSafe (it isn’t good for our business, mind you ;)), but knowing the business of hard drive repair and recovery quite well, we would note that price, especially when it comes to storage media and hardware, is pretty much priority one when it comes to regular users. Business users can sometimes be different, but (much to their dismay when an inevitable hard drive failure occurs), more than often are also a little “by the seat of their pants” when it comes to data safety.

At $499, this is probably priced way above most personal users wallets, and is still not a …

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Self-Erasing Hard Drives? Say It Isn’t So…

This drive erases itself!

Well, we suppose it was only a matter of time… Toshiba has just announced the introduction of “self-erasing” hard drives to its product portfolio, a product they’re saying is perfect to “help their customers protect sensitive data from leakage or theft”. To this, we say, thank you, Toshiba.

Thank you for the future hard drive recovery business. Because if there’s something we do know, it’s that this technology is probably going to work – perhaps a little TOO well for most users. Considering the high level of “accidental erasings” already part of our business in general, we really can’t see how this “self erasing technology” is necessary, but we can see how it’ll be pretty dangerous.

At any rate, even if security is a hyper-priority at your business, you may want to avoid these ones. We consider them to be one of the scariest technology ideas coming from the storage industry in some time!…

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Hybrid Hard Drives – Failing?

Interesting note this morning on Seagate’s Momentus XL, which is a hybrid SSD and platter based hard drive. Seems it was quite hyped coming up to its launch. Weird fact is that users are saying that it is subject to the failures of both drive architectures, meaning a lot of buzzing and clicking capped with some circuit issues that SSD drives feature.SSD drive recovery remains a need for new adopters.

Unfortunately, hybrids are still subject to failure, without a doubt. The platter and spindle architecture remains much as it was in the 1990s, with a few tweaks here and there. And although the flash part of the drive doesn’t have as many mechanical parts which can fail, they also can break down.

A Popular SSD Myth

One of the more popular myths lately has been that SSD hard drives are failure proof. That they simply cannot fail, if only because they don’t have the number of mechanical parts that classic conventional drives do. This, of course, is wrong. Flash based Solid-State hard drives can, and do fail, and quite often. While there are no head crashes or …

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