Dropbox, the cloud-based storage system primarily for consumer use, can add its name to the growing number of high-traffic, well-known websites that's been hacked. For many consumers, Dropbox was their first foray in to cloud-based backups and data storage or data transfer. We're hoping it doesn't sour people to the benefits of the cloud, but, by the same token, it's important to remember a few cloud storage best practices to protect your data. 24 Hour Data offers our tips to protect yourself in the event of a security breech on any website or cloud storage solution.
Posted on: 8/28/2012
Posted on: 8/23/2012
It was 10:30 at night when Encartele owner Scott Moreland was sitting in a hotel room trying to re-build a RAID-5 array after a failed hard drive caused cascading failure. “Of course, we were right in the middle of a bunch of upgrades when it happened,” he recalled. “I couldn't rebuild the RAID array. I couldn't access my critical data. Frankly, I didn't know what to do.”
Posted on: 8/21/2012
Businesses and individuals today are emphasizing simplification and sustainability. This means reducing our carbon footprint by purchasing less, keeping offices streamlined, reducing, re-using, recycling ... and, often, creating a paperless office.
Posted on: 8/16/2012
Posted on: 8/14/2012
LSI Corporation's new MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS+SATA controllers and host bus adapters (HBAs) were designed with the needs of storage providers and corporate data centers in mind. Built with the PCI Express 3.0 interface, this new line of MegaRAID controllers features expanded throughput capabilities and a higher I/O per dollar ratio than previous generations of controllers, according to a press release issued by the company.
Posted on: 8/07/2012
Business owners have different IT needs than individuals. Mission-critical data loss can cripple a business. Every minute of downtime can equate to hundreds, or thousands, of dollars lost. While 24 Hour Data is there to help during a data recovery emergency, it's best to try to avoid the need for data recovery services.
Posted on: 8/02/2012
Seagate has introduced a new line of hard disk drives for consumers, along with corresponding software, designed to make data back-up even easier. Now there's no excuse for not backing up your important financial files, family photos, media library, term papers and everything else that you'd miss if you experienced hard drive failure and lost your data.
Posted on: 7/31/2012
When you're buying a new external hard disk drive, you have choices in connectivity options. Previously, those choices included FireWire, USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 (the current industry standard). There's a new kid in town when it comes to device connectivity. Well, actually Thunderbolt isn't new, it was first introduced early last year, but it's finally making headway in the consumer market as a rival to FireWire and USB 3.0.
Posted on: 7/26/2012
Drobo's high-end desktop hard disk drive storage solutions for businesses and consumers looking for increased capacity, capabilities and stability have been missing one facet -- until now. The company's newly introduced hard disk storage units have Thunderbolt compatibility.
Posted on: 7/24/2012
There's a misconception within the IT community that RAID 5 servers are virtually fail-proof. It's true that they are relatively stable and that the use of mirroring and striping both enhances performances and creates redundancies that make data loss less likely. However, a server built using any level of RAID can still fail. Here are five things that can go wrong with a RAID server.