Here at 24 Hour Data, we were struck by the honesty and humor of this blog post about data back up for business owners, http://blogs.forbes.com/quickerbettertech/2011/01/25/the-guy-from-dell-t... at the Forbes Magazine website. To summarize, a business owner named Gene Marks sat down on a Sunday afternoon to launch his company's accounting application... to discover his Dell server had failed. He had daily back-ups available but, with only one server in the small business, he had no place to restore the files. He states succinctly: “Having a backup is fine. But not having a backup environment is a problem.” Long story short, four business days (remember, this was a Sunday night) and $500 later, he was able to get his server repaired and get his small business back up and running.
Posted on: 4/11/2011
Posted on: 4/08/2011
ever thought your television set would have a hard drive in it? Many of today's HDTVs, as well as other consumer electronics appliances like digital video recorders, IPTV set-top boxes, and more, now contain hard drives to store audio and video content. Hitachi Consumer Hard Drives Some popular examples already on the market include the Seagate Barracuda LP and the Western Digital WD RE4-GP hard drives. Now Hitachi http://ces.cnet.com/8301-32254_1-20026068-283.html Hitachei's new CES Hard Drives (CE optimized) joins the market with the introduction of the 3.5-inch CinemaStar 5K2000 family, available in 2TB and 1.5TB capacities, and the 2.5-inch CinemaStar C5K750 line for laptop computers. The C5K750 line is available in the following capacities: - 750GB - 640Gb
Posted on: 4/06/2011
Hard drives fail. That's simply a fact of technology. But you can prolong the life of your hard drive and keep your computer running optimally, by performing some simple maintenance tasks. If your company has an IT staff, you should make sure they are performing this routine maintenance on all the computers in your building regularly. For home PC and Mac users, it's a good idea to mark your calendar to perform regular maintenance. These processes don't take a lot of time, but they can save you a lot of time by speeding up your system and also helping to prevent hard disk drive failure and the loss of your important data -- which could require professional hard disk drive data recovery services. Follow these three simple steps:
Posted on: 4/04/2011
Seagate, manufacturers of hard drives and other storage solutions, http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=go-flex-home-deb... continues to remain on the cutting edge of data storage technology with the GoFlex Home network storage system. This centralized storage solution connects to a wireless router and lets the entire household store, access, and back-up files from Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. The system is compatible with Apple Time Machine and also has its own backup application.
Posted on: 3/29/2011
If you listen carefully, you'll hear that hard drives do make a lot of sounds. Some are completely normal. But you never want to hear your hard drive making grinding noises. Grinding sounds occur when damaged drive heads have rubbed against the hard drive disk platters too long. The platters have already become damaged and you are facing the loss of your important data. Your hard drive has failed! Don't panic. While grinding sounds from a hard drive mean the drive has failed, a professional data recovery service can help. It's likely that your hard drive will require both a logical and physical data recovery. About Physical Hard Drive Recovery
Posted on: 3/24/2011
Today's technology brings us hard drives with near-silent operation, but most hard drives still make some noise. Most of the time, we don't pay attention to the sounds, so if we're tuned into them for some reason, they may cause us some concern. What hard drive sounds are normal -- and which ones indicate a failed hard drive and a need for emergency hard drive data recovery service? Normal hard drive sounds include: A whining noise during drive spin-up, when your computer is first booting up Muted clicks when the hard drive is accessing data, especially if you are opening a program Hard clicks when you shut down your computer or it goes into sleep mode (also known as head park operations) Hard Drive Sounds that Need Data Recovery Fast
Posted on: 3/21/2011
On the heels of last year's Hitachi GST's 7mm TravelStar Z5K320 hard drive, hard drive and storage solution manufacturer Hitachi has introduced the G-Technology G-DRIVE slim for Mac users. Formatted for Mac to make it the perfect back-up solution or external storage device for the Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, the G-DRIVE Slim externa hard drive has 320GB of storage. Small, sleek and stylish (just what computer users have come to expect for Mac devices), the G-DRIVE slim is housed in a lightweight, recyclable aluminum enclosure. Hitachi GST says the device can store up to: - 80 hours of HD video - 320 hours of standard video - 114 movies - 80,000 songs - 160 games You Don't Want to Lose All That Data from Your Mac Device
Posted on: 3/18/2011
We admit it, at 24 Hour Data we like saving the day and restoring our customer's data. But we also don't want you to spend money when it's not necessary. In most cases, the grinding, clicking, vibration or whirring sounds of hard drive failure mean you should power down your computer and call 24 Hour Data immediately. You don't want to face complete hard drive failure, physical damage to your drive, and the possible permanent loss of your data. The first thing you should do if you hear any unusual noises coming from your hard drive is to power down your computer system. Then you can disconnect the drive and see if the noise is coming from another source within your computer. Testing the Fan
Posted on: 3/15/2011
Data recovery emergencies can happen any time, any place. But there are certain peak times of the year when the need for data recovery becomes even more common: during hurricane season, during winter storm season, and even just prior to the holidays, when hackers are inclined to try to bring down eCommerce websites. It's important that your data recovery service of choice has enough of the right space, including certified clean room laboratories, experienced data recovery professionals, and the experience and infrastructure to handle large workloads.
Posted on: 3/14/2011
The USB 3.0 protocol officially launched at the Consumer Electronics Show last year. But this year has seen the introduction of dozens of new USB 3.0 devices and the introduction of USB 3.0 devices into homes and corporate applications everywhere. 3.0 SuperSpeed represents a significant step up from the 60MB/s transfer rate of USB 2.0. The new protocol offers speeds of 5.0 Gbits/s or 625 MB/s. For the first time, USB transfer rates may actually exceed the read/write speeds of conventional hard disk drives. When you're using solid state drive storage, however, you'll appreciate the blazing fast speed of USB 3.0. USB 3.0 has proven useful in homes and businesses for: - faster back-ups to external hard drives (now there's really no reason not to back up your data!) - transferring graphics, including movies and photos, from flash memory cards onto your computer