External hard drives designed to sit upright look sleek, take up less surface area on your desk, and are high-tech looking, reminiscent of a computer tower. (Remember how cool those were when they first came out?) A number of major manufacturers, including Seagate, Samsung and Toshiba (to name a few) manufacture upright hard drives. Manufacturers state that you can keep an external hard drive upright (vertical), horizontal (lying flat) or even hanging from the ceiling and it won't reduce the life span of your hard drive. These drives are designed to run equally well -- and last just as long -- in any position.
Posted on: 12/08/2010
Posted on: 12/06/2010
SSD Memory is a complicated topic. Many consumers own netbooks, flash drives, digital cameras and other technology and may not even know they're using SSD memory to store their data. Let's take a quick look at some of the many forms of SSD memory, from the basic to the most complex, found in the solid state hard drives of RAID servers. SSD hard drives Frequently used in servers, RAID servers, netbooks and notebook computers, as well as some desktop computers where the users desire enhanced durability and access times, SSD hard drives are designed to fit in slots for conventional hard drives, even though the internal components are actually much smaller. Unlike regular hard drives (HHDs), SSD hard drives have no moving mechanical parts to wear down or break. Flash or USB Drives
Posted on: 12/02/2010
You can start a Macintosh data recovery with 24 Hour Data online, by phone, or even through the mail by printing out a PDF of our data recovery form. http://www.24hourdata.com/data-recovery-form Our data recovery form requests some information that help our Macintosh data recovery experts help you. One of the things we'll need when we begin your free estimate and diagnosis for a Macintosh data recovery is the manufacturer, model number and serial number for your Mac hard drive. Here's how to find it. Of course, if you are in need of Mac hard drive repair and can't boot up your computer, you won't be able to access this information. It's a good idea to access this information now -- while you're thinking about it -- and write it down someplace easy to find. Finding Your Mac Hard Drive Information Use the Apple System Profiler to look up the model and serial number. 1. Double-click the Mac hard drive icon.
Posted on: 11/30/2010
One of the main reasons people need digital photo recovery services is because they have accidentally deleted files from their camera's memory card. In most cases, deleted digital photo recovery is easy to do yourself -- if you haven't written anything else on the card after deleting the files. Even then, it's a matter of knowing your way around your computer and selecting the right digital photo recovery software. If the only time you use your computer is to post those digital images on Facebook or send an email, you may find do it yourself digital photo recovery software intimidating. That's when it's time to call a professional. We're happy to help. And it can be inexpensive for us to retrieve deleted digital photos. But better to prevent the necessity for digital photo recovery altogether, right? Follow these tips to increase the odds that you won't delete or corrupt files accidentally.
Posted on: 11/18/2010
What sort of back-up system do you have for your computer hard drive? There are several different answers people provide to this question. The answer often means the difference between having to pay for hard drive data retrieval, or simply plugging in your backup source and copying the files onto a new hard drive. - “Back-up? What back-up?” - “An external hard drive, but I haven't backed it up in a month.” - “An external hard drive, but it was damaged in the [flood, fire, power surge], too.” - “I had an external hard drive, but when my primary drive got full, I started using it to store data.” - “I have a bunch of CDs and flash drives from a few months ago with some of my data -- somewhere.” - “That's right! I have my external hard drive stored in the fire proof safe and it's backed up with everything from the past 24 hours!” Three Forms of Back Up Makes Hard Drive Data Retrieval Easy
Posted on: 11/16/2010
When it comes to hard drive data retrieval, you have choices. Some choices for hard drive recovery are better than others. Let's look at four different options you can choose when faced with a data recovery emergency. 1. Try to retrieve the data yourself using utilities such as “CHKDSK.” In many cases, this will damage your hard drive beyond repair, making hard drive data retrieval more costly or perhaps even impossible for experts. If you continue to try to boot up your computer or read the data, you may hear a clicking noise. The coating that actually stores your data is being scratched off, making it impossible to retrieve the data. 2. Purchase a DIY data recovery software kit. These kits promise quick and easy hard drive data retrieval. But often, they are not successful. If you cannot retrieve your data using DIY hard drive recovery processes, you are out the cost of the software. Rarely do these programs come with a guarantee.
Posted on: 11/12/2010
SSD Recovery is a complicated process that requires special equipment to access information from solid state memory chips. One of the problems inherent in solid state disk drives, especially when they are used in large company servers and in RAID servers, is the “write endurance,” or how many times data can be written to a particular block without that block failing. Granted, the write endurance of SSD memory is still more than millions of cycles and about 3 times that of a regular hard drive (depending on the manufacturer) -- but SSD memory is not invincible. The experts at Storage Search wrote about this problem a few years ago, noting, “...Flash [SSD memory] http://www.storagesearch.com/ssd-buyers-guide.html has an intrinsic limit on the total number of write cycles to a particular destination.”
Posted on: 11/11/2010
Macintosh computers have developed the reputation of being true workhorses in sleek, modern packages. “Work horse” often carries the connotation of something ugly but functional -- most Mac users think of their machines as anything but. These are good-looking machines that get the job done, typically oblivious to viruses. Most Macintosh computers are equipped with systems that help prevent data loss resulting from power surges and the like. Macs use a system called journaling, which maintains a file of every change that has taken place to the hard drive. This makes Mac hard drive recovery easier in some cases. However, there are still some circumstances where you'll need expert Mac hard drive recovery. 1. If the journal file and Mac file system becomes corrupted, and damage cannot be repaired using built-in system commands. 2. If the hard drive develops bad sectors and can't boot up, you may need to call experts for Macintosh data recovery.
Posted on: 11/09/2010
If you lose your photos that have been stored in your camera's memory, on a memory card, on a flash drive, or even on your PC or Macintosh computer, you can use free photo recovery software to try to access your files. Depending on the type of media, how many photos were lost, and exactly what happened to the files, you may even pay for what you believe to be better quality photo recovery software. In some cases, especially if files have just been accidentally deleted and no new data has been written on the disk, these inexpensive or free programs can get your photos back for you. But what if your photo recovery software doesn't work? Some photo recovery software will not work if: - The software you have is not compatible with your camera or storage media - Your files are completely corrupt - Your files or storage media cannot be recognized by Windows - There is physical damage to the photo storage device
Posted on: 11/04/2010
One of the key benefits to an SSD (Solid State Drive) is that there are no moving parts, which virtually eliminates the chances of mechanical failure, makes access times faster, and makes the drive quieter. But this design feature also makes SSD data recovery a complex science that is difficult -- if not impossible -- for regular computer users to do themselves. This leaves most people in need of a professional SSD data recovery firm if their data is lost due to reformatting your SSD drive, deletion of files, corruption of files, partition corruption, power surges or in very rare cases, shock or water damage. What should you look for in an SSD data recovery firm? 1. Proven experience - SSD technology has been around a lot longer than many people realize. Look for an SSD data recovery firm with at least 5 years experience or more. At 24 Hour Data, we've been performing successful SSD data recovery since the early days of flash memory, when the technology was used predominantly in the aerospace industry.