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Is Another HDD Resurgence on the Horizon? | Proven Data Recovery

You’ve got to respect the endurance of the hard disk drive data storage device, first introduced by IBM in 1953 for commercial use before becoming the crucial technology for accommodating ever-expanding data stores accumulating on commercial and personal computer. Despite its imperfections (“click of death,c” anyone?) the HDD and its ability to quickly store and retrieve digital information using rapidly rotating disks (platters) has defined storage technology for more than 50 years.
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Winter Storms Lead to Power Outages, Data Loss

From Toronto to North Florida, the winter of 2014 is turning out to be particularly rough, and the spike in winter storm-related power outages pose a heightened risk of data loss to unprotected computers. With no end in sight to the ice and snow blanketing most of the northeast, if you haven’t already taken measures to protect your home and business computers from power surges and outages, now is the time. Too many people assume that when power to their computer is cut, today’s sophisticated m
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The Heartbleed Bug and Data Security

Over the past few days, you may have received an email from one or more popular websites—Yahoo, Google, AOL or others—advising you to change the passwords on your accounts. In fact yesterday I received an email warning from Pinterest to change the password on my own recently opened account due to a possible security breach caused by something called the Heartbleed bug. The newly discovered and already notorious Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2014-0160 bug, otherwise known as the Heart
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Data recovery, protection and backup with RAID 5 or RAID 10

If you’re serious about maintaining data access and protection, you should consider adding RAID backup to your computer system’s data backup and recovery system. Over a relatively short amount of time, RAID  storage devices have made their way into the mainstream of data protection arsenals in a world that lives and breathes by its data.  The redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) disks (RAID) was developed to provide a single, higher capacity, faster volume drive to replace slower, mo
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RAID 5 data recovery saves 15 small business jobs after power surge

East Hartford has struggled with high unemployment rates for years, but thanks to a dedicated team of  data recovery experts, 15 jobs in East Hartford were saved after a weather-caused power surge threatened the loss of crucial stored data at the Popcorn Movie Posters Company located in East Hartford. Proven Data Recovery experts were called in to help salvage critical data when the professional printing company’s Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) device was unexpectedly harmed in the
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First Attempt at Data Recovery Critical When a Hard Drive Crashes

If your hard drive crashes and your data disappears, your first instinct may be to try every data recovery procedure you can think of. Since the first data recovery attempt provides the best chance of successfully extracting your files from a damaged hard drive, it’s important to be familiar with the best practices for weighing your options before attempting any data recovery procedures on your own. If the lost data is not that important to you and you want to test your hard drive recovery skil
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Latest data restoration and backup technologies for 2014

Your data is essential to keeping your business running. It is what drives the need for storage technology that provides agility, lowers your risk of data loss, and lowers the costs of risk mitigation. Heading into 2014, it’s important to know your system is safe from vital data loss; to protect your data effectively and economically, we’ve put together some guidelines on some of the most important  data storage and recovery technologies available, and a basic explanation of each for you to kno
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Cold Weather Tips for Keeping Laptops, smartphones and iPads Safe from data recovery

Ever wonder what affect a polar vortex might have on your laptop if you leave it in the car overnight? Are you guilty of leaving your laptop in the car on a cold winter day, or turning your office heat off to lower utility bills on a long weekend? Leaving your tech devices in cold weather conditions can severely damage your laptop requiring data recovery and other electronic equipment, and permanently destroy data. The kind of extreme cold many states are experiencing this winter can reduce ba
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All I Want for Christmas is the Right Data Recovery Plan

If you think about it, there’s no time like the holidays to help your customers simplify their data recovery and backup plans. The holiday season is perhaps the most hectic time of the year; from the shopping and gift wrapping, to meal planning and execution, to spending time with family and friends, few people have any spare resources to cope with an unexpected data loss event. In recent years, more organizations are evaluating their business continuity plans to make sure their critical data i
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How Data Recovery is Changing With the Adoption of Solid-State Drives | Proven Data Recovery

More and more computers, tablets and smartphones are built today with solid-state drives (SSDs)  because they’re smaller, quieter, reliable, and faster than traditional storage drives. Unlike hard disk drives, solid-state storage devices have no moving parts, which creates a misleading impression that data is much safer on SSDs, but that’s not really the case. SSDs have a higher vulnerability to some defects that aren’t an issue with traditional hard drives, such as abrupt power loss with no fo
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