If you’ve lost data on your hard drive, have accidentally deleted files, experienced corrupt data or even a damaged sector, it may be tempting to use free data recovery tools. After all, it’s free – what have you got to lose? When you choose free recovery tools rather than calling a data recovery service provider you can trust, there is actually a lot to lose – including your data. Let’s look at some of the problems with this free software that might claim to safely retrieve all your files. Your Free Data Recovery Tools May Actually Delete Your Data If a file is accidentally deleted, it still exists on a hard drive – until other data overwrites it. When you install a data recovery program on your hard drive to try to retrieve deleted files, the software program writes itself onto the drive in a random fashion – the same as any other data would. If the software files overwrite your deleted data, you won’t be able to retrieve it.
Posted on: 1/04/2016
Posted on: 12/15/2015
If you’re faced with a data loss emergency, you might be considering DIY recovery software v. a data recovery service provider. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this important choice. Note: If your hard drive is making clicking, whirring, or grinding sounds, or refuses to boot up, power down your computer immediately. Repeated attempts to turn on the computer or reboot it could cause permanent data loss. Once your computer is off, it’s time to consider your best course of action for recovering the lost data. Using DIY Data Recovery Options: Pros Even professionals will admit there are a few benefits to DIY data recovery. It’s free or cheap – People looking to save money often turn to DIY options first.
Posted on: 10/07/2015
By: John G. Laskey, Security Researcher for the InfoSec Institute. About an Incident Response Plan An incident response plan is a company’s critical resource during a cyber attack or other computer disaster. These plans are usually created only after an attack occurs, but they’re needed to help prevent and mitigate cyber threats. They identify current risks, assess damage, and lay out the necessary steps to respond during a critical event. Business continuity plans should also address data recovery. Although they cost time and money upfront to create, they can save a company millions in damages by preparing personnel and systems for a possible attack.
Posted on: 3/25/2015
There’s a new kid in town in the connectivity game, and he’s focused on speed rather than convenience. In 2001, Intel and Apple co-developed the Thunderbolt connector, a fatter and faster pipeline for data transfer. But it never took off, other than for high-end applications. Instead, the ubiquitous USB connector just keeps getting better and better.
Posted on: 3/02/2015
Small business owners face a constant threat of employee theft and fraud, and it doesn’t start and end with the bookkeeper, either. In today’s digital age, many employees have access to the network, which could pose a security or data loss risk if that employee is ever fired or laid off.
Posted on: 2/03/2015
Posted on: 1/08/2015
Posted on: 11/18/2014
We typically reserve our blog to share with you news on the latest data storage technology, data backup techniques, and other information of interest to computer users, IT professionals and business owners. But we’d like to take a short break to remind you why 24 Hour Data should be your go-to choice in a data recovery emergency. It’s not just because of our knowledgeable data recovery specialists or our friendly service, although these things are definitely important. Here are three reasons our past customers have cited as the most important reasons for choosing 24 Hour Data in a data recovery emergency.
Posted on: 11/06/2014
Posted on: 11/04/2014