Mac Data Recovery Services
Apple's Macintosh computers have experienced a major resurgence, mainly thanks to the iPhone, iPad and other new products. But one thing that hasn't changed is HDRG's dedication to the Mac platform. We've been recovering Mac hard drives since the early 1990s, and our experience can help you retrieve your files today.
Apple products are popular for good reason - no company makes products with this level of design influence, nor build quality.
The issue with Mac computers and data loss, however, is that Mac hard drive recovery is nowhere near as simple nor as industry-supported as that of Windows computers. Mac data recovery requires a specialist... which is where the Hard Drive Recovery Group comes in.
Recovering From An Emergency Mac Data Recovery Situation
The problem with the individual status of the Mac computer is that when you lose data on your Mac system, there are far fewer options for mac hard disk recovery. This can make a hard drive failure or accidental deletion somewhat harrowing, with the potential for panic greatly heightened.
Do Not Panic, Professional Help Is Available
Not Every Shop Offers Mac Hard Drive Recovery
Ensuring you contact an experienced Mac data recovery shop such as Hard Drive Recovery Group is essential to ensure your data's safety. With Mac data recovery, experience is everything - remember that the Mac platform is installed on only 5% of computers today, so finding a specialist is critical.
Self Repair - Never A Good Idea
Apple Xserve Data Recovery
When someone mentions that they have had a problem with their computer or hard drive, we always ask “Have you backed up your data?” We all know that data should be backed up just in case there is a failure but how many of us actually do it, and do it on a regular basis. Unless we have an automatic back up set up, the answer is not as many of us as there should be. If we lose personal data it can be a problem. Not so much in losing programs – these can easily be reinstalled. The big problem is with all the documents and photos that we have stored.
ow imagine if the problem wasn’t just with a single PC or laptop but with a business’ Apple Xserve server. The problems that we as an individual have are magnified several times over. Not only is the data lost, many businesses will suffer downtime and loss of confidence from their customers and suppliers.
How Data Can Be Lost From an Apple Xserve Server Modern electronics hardware, firmware and software is very reliable and the chances of losing data are not very high. However, failures to occur from time to time from a system failure or possibly from a malicious attack on the system.
How Data Can Be Lost From an Apple Xserve Server
Modern electronics hardware, firmware and software is very reliable and the chances of losing data are not very high. However, failures to occur from time to time from a system failure or possibly from a malicious attack on the system.In a recent survey conducted by the international firm of accountants and business consultants, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, about 50% of those participating in the survey reported that they had seen over 10 cases of cyber-crime and that the problem had escalated in the past year. The financial industry is hardest hit by the cyber criminals with over 50% of all attacks aimed at them. Finance was followed by communications companies and the media in general with 17% of the total attacks followed by manufacturing and industrial companies in third with 13% of the total attacks.
Just because the system is not part of some huge global conglomerate or involved in finance does not mean that it is safe from someone who thinks it may be fun to attack and disrupt a business server.
Types of Failure on an Apple Xserve Server
There are several scenarios where data can be lost, some are relevant to all computers and some particular to the Apple Xserve. Below are just some of the possible scenarios;
What To Do If An Apple Xserve System Fails
For an individual computer or laptop, there are thousands of companies who will try and recover lost data for you. For a business server, however, the problems tend to be both more complex and critical to the continued viability of the company.
Firstly it should be understood that, as with personal computing, there different software and hardware systems on servers. A data recovery company that specializes in Windows systems data recovery will not necessarily have the skills and expertise to deal with Apple Xserve data recovery and the same with Linux systems.
Therefore the first matter that needs to be addressed is the skill in dealing with the system that needs attention. Are they competent in dealing with the Apple Xserve range of servers? Do they have experience in dealing with configuration of that particular Apple Xserve server? A little time spent on research at this stage can save many headaches later on.
What About HIPAA Compliance?
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) places certain obligations on the storage and confidentiality of patients’ personal data. Because there is a problem with your Apple Xserve data storage systems this does not obviate any of the responsibilities under HIPAA. Therefore should you need the services of a data recovery company you are obliged, under penalty of fines (and naming and shaming), to ensure that the company you select is HIPAA compliant. Remember that the obligation audit the data recovery company remains the same as your cloud storage company (should you use one).
How is Data Recovered From an Apple Xserve Server?
There are several techniques employed by data recovery companies. The method used depends on the type of problem and the types of hard disk configuration. In some cases several techniques will need to be used to repair the problem.
In some cases replacing some components can repair the disc, although as a result of the failure some logical damage may exist. Should this be the case, a disc imaging process is used to recover all readable data. One this has been transferred on to a new disc, an analysis is carried out to attempt to reconstruct the damaged data.
Corrupt Partitions, File Systems and Media Errors
Sometimes the data stored on your hard drive has become unreadable because there has been damage to the partition table. Occasionally, using specialist software, some, if not all, of the data can be recovered by a person with no particular experience of hard drive repair.
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