The guys over at StorageReview.com revealed that Toshiba is currently working on its 2.5-inch 1 TB hybrid hard drive. The drive is expected to have 4 GB cache and on-board NAND to cache repetitive file requests. The drive will be an answer to the Seagate Momentus IV. Benefits of a Hybrid Drive A hybrid hard drive or HHD boasts quicker data access speeds for information stored within the cache, as well as faster boot-up times, decreased power consumption and heat generation, and enhanced reliability. HHDs also offer quieter operation, since the motor isn't constantly running. Hybrid Hard Disk Drives Require Special Data Recovery Services
Posted on: 2/11/2011
Posted on: 2/09/2011
In the market to upgrade your RAID array? Or simply upgrade to a RAID array to enjoy all the performance and storage benefits available today? You can learn more about the different types of RAID arrays (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, etc.) on our RAID data recovery pages. But let's explore how to measure the performance of your RAID array, specifically when it uses wide striping, an advancement in RAID servers designed to increase I/O speeds. Wide striping changes the way data is stored on your RAID array, but it makes it more challenging to compare the performance of RAID arrays from different manufacturers. Measuring I/O in RAID Arrays
Posted on: 2/08/2011
The Consumer Electronics Show held this January in Las Vegas revealed many exciting new products in the data storage industry. One of our favorites is the prototype Seagate RAID hard drive nicknamed the “Data Lunchbox.” To call it a RAID array isn't entirely accurate. This portable storage solution includes two 7mm Seagate Momentus hard drives with 320 or 500 GB capacity in a single external USB 3.0 drive chassis and a RAID controller chip. Set up in a RAID 0 configuration, the folks in the Seagate media center say the system hits 235 MB/s read and 228 MB/s write speeds. You can also use a RAID 1 configuration, sacrificing a bit of speed for data redundancy. In essence, you can achieve easy, portable data back-ups in one single system. Targeted at the consumer and small business market, this storage solution could be a huge benefit to:
Posted on: 2/07/2011
We've all heard about the importance of data back-up to avoid losing mission critical data. Here at 24 Hour Data, we hear horror stories every day from people who didn't back up their data and now face an emergency situation. Family photos lost, college thesis papers... or even companies who lost all their files. Facing lost data can cripple a business. What's the right way to perform data back up for your most important files? Double Your Backups One back-up is better than nothing, certainly. But two is better than one. Always store duplicate back-ups, preferably with one in the same location as your server and another somewhere else. Back up Data Daily, Weekly, Monthly Files should be backed up daily, with that information stored locally so you can access it quickly as possible in the event of a hard drive failure or system crash.
Posted on: 2/03/2011
RAID servers have advanced over the past several decades, and, with these advancements come a new language for users and IT professionals to understand. Here are some common RAID server terms and their definitions. Understanding these words will help you select the best RAID drive for your application, and help 24 Hour Data to help you in the event of RAID system failure.
Posted on: 2/02/2011
DisplayLink recently introduced its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 chip, operating at speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0. It transfers data at a rate of 4.8 gigabits per second, meaning you can stream 1080p HD video feeds to big screen HDTVs from your iPod, iPad or iPhone with super-smooth results. You can even stream to multiple displays at the same time; the chips adjust compression settings dynamically to manage the load. Apple Devices More Important Than Ever
Posted on: 1/31/2011
Your internal hard drive is, in essence, the brains of your computer. But if you store important data on an external hard drive, this component could be equally important. If you don't have the right backups in place, an external hard drive failure could be catastrophic, meaning the loss of important data, family photos, your email list and more. What can cause external hard drive failure, requiring external hard drive repair? There are a number of factors. 1. Overheating - Your computer gets hots -- and so does your external hard drive. External hard drives may be even more susceptible to overheating because they may be stored near heating vents or in direct sunlight when they're not being used. Store your external hard drive in a cool, dry place to avoid the need for external hard drive repair. When it's on, make sure not to rest your external hard drive on soft, insulating materials such as a bed or couch.
Posted on: 1/28/2011
Solid State Drives are hailed as being more reliable and more durable than regular electromechanical hard drives. But what happens if your SSD actually breaks? Can you repair it yourself? First, let's look at what could happen to an SSD that may require repair. What if your SSD has somehow suffered physical damage? It's entirely possible that a professional SSD data recovery firm can repair your SSD -- or at least perform a successful SSD data recovery to recover the information on the drive. It depends on a few factors. - If all the individual NAND flash chips work, SSD data recovery may be possible. - If all the metadata on the SSD can be recovered, SSD data recovery may be possible. It all depends, however, on having the latest technology for SSD data recovery, extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the SSD controller from your specific SSD manufacturer, and the appropriate environment to perform sensitive SSD repair.
Posted on: 1/27/2011
A breech in the security of the data stored on your computer's hard drive can lead to computer viruses, which are a leading cause of corrupt files, system crashes, and the need for emergency data recovery services. Follow these tips to avoid opening your sensitive computer files to unauthorized third parties and subjecting yourself to identity theft, computer viruses, crashes and more.
Posted on: 1/25/2011
If your MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacMini or even your PC laptop has been getting slow, or is running out of storage capacity (or both). it might be time to consider upgrading to a Solid State Drive for increased performance and greater storage capacity.