Is your computer making a loud ticking or whirring sound? It could be the computer fan. A noisy computer fan typically means the fan is either overworked or dirty. Either situation could lead the fan to burn out, and if it is not replaced immediately, your computer will begin to run too hot. This, of course, can lead to catastrophic system failure of your hard drive and the need for emergency data recovery. Fortunately, there are several easy fixes for noisy computer fans. Clean the Fans
Posted on: 6/24/2011
Posted on: 6/20/2011
Are you getting together with your family for Father's Day this year? Perhaps a cookout. Precious time with the grandkids. Chances are, you're taking lots of photos on your digital camera and storing them to an SSD flash memory card. Those little cards look fragile -- and the fact is, they are.
Posted on: 6/20/2011
Posted on: 6/16/2011
24 Hour Data appreciates the opportunity to save data (and businesses) when a worst-case scenario happens and you need emergency data recovery. We understand that no matter how frequently or how reliably you back up your data, mission critical data can still be lost. To minimize your chances of needing emergency data recovery, follow the “1,2,3” steps to data back-up.
Posted on: 6/14/2011
Today's RAID servers and high-end computer systems can run extremely hot without the proper cooling measures in place. It's important to store your RAID server, PC, or Mac computer in a cool room, with the proper ventilation. But sometimes that's not enough. Here are three more ways to keep your high-end computer running cool and help prevent hard drive failure that may require data recovery services. 1. Install more fans or upgrade your existing fans. The CPU fan that came with your computer may not be enough if your computer is running in a warm environment or for long hours at a time. Install a more powerful CPU fan and, while you're at it, install fans to keep your computer's other components, like the memory or graphics card, cool.
Posted on: 6/10/2011
Spring is in the air. While you're getting ready to go to the park or the lake, or even start your spring cleaning, we're all here at 24 Hour Data waiting to offer personalized service and fast, affordable data recovery to businesses and individuals. Before you head out to enjoy the weather, think about this: When was the last time you gave your home computer or Mac a good cleaning? Here are three steps to help you avoid system failure and the need for data recovery services.
Posted on: 6/07/2011
There are certain things you just shouldn't try to do yourself unless you have the proper experience and training: haircuts, asbestos removal and open heart surgery all come to mind. And right up there on that list is RAID data recovery. However, there are some steps you can -- and should -- take if your RAID array fails, in order to save as much of your data as possible. 1. If one drive in your RAID array has failed, even if you have a hot standby, copy all mission critical data before attempting to rebuild the RAID array. Rebuilding the array could stress the remaining hard disk drives to the point of failure, and when more than one drive in an array goes down, the entire RAID array fails. 2. If your RAID server is degraded but still running, make a backup disk image of all the working disks before attempting to rebuild the RAID array
Posted on: 6/03/2011
Your kindergartner accidentally deleted your important work files -- and your second grader's school reports -- from your PC and you don't know where to turn. You know people who have attempted to recover lost or deleted data files from their PC themselves, and you know a little bit about computer maintenance. So you decide to do the first thing that comes to mind: run a disk defrag. Does running disk defrag help the chances of a successful data recovery? In a word, no. In fact, if you call 24 Hour Data for PC data recovery after running a disk defrag, you've decreased the chances that we can help you. When a file is deleted, the data remains on your computer's hard drive, albeit inaccessible by normal means, until it is overwritten. When you run a defrag program, your computer rearranges the bits of data on your hard drive so that they are better organized. In doing so, it overwrites files.
Posted on: 5/31/2011
There's a misconception amongst computer users and business owners that RAID servers don't fail. Unfortunately, that results in many people not backing up the data stored on their RAID server, which is often crucial data a business needs to operate. That's why 24 Hour Data is always standing by to perform RAID data recovery on all popular makes and models of RAID arrays, including: Cisco RAID Arrays Lacie RAID Arrays Dell RAID Arrays Falconstor RAID Arrays HP RAID Arrays Lacie RAID Arrays... and more. RAID Data Recovery: 6 Reasons You May Need 24 Hour Data Here are six ways your RAID array can fail: - A RAID controller fails, resulting in catastrophic loss of data - A systems administrator attempting to do a “hot swap” of a failed RAID drive rebuilds the array incorrectly, resulting in a partial rebuild and loss of data or complete system breakdown
Posted on: 5/23/2011
Overheating is a main cause of server and hard drive failure and catastrophic data loss. Sonnet Technologies has introduced a solution for Mac Mini Server users. The RackMac mini rackmount case holds two MacMini servers in a 1U rack space measuring 11 inches deep. The preassembled, sturdy steel case is ideal for home network use or small business owners with limited storage space. The rack is designed to manage air flow, permitting recirculation of hot air around the servers; cool air travels in a one-way path through the front panel to the computers' air intakes, and then vents out the rear of the case. The front panel includes the following for each Mac Mini server: