Many times, customers call for their free diagnostic and free estimate for the recovery of their important data on a hard drive, flash drive, SSD, Mac device or other form of storage media. When they hear our hourly price for data recovery services, they often reply with the price of their hard drive. “My hard drive only cost $100! Why should I pay any more than that for data recovery?” This is especially prevalent when data is missing from an extremely inexpensive flash drive. Data Recovery is More Than Just Repair It's important to remember, we're not just repairing your hard drive or storage media so you can use it again. Our experienced data recovery professionals are retrieving your important lost data. The real question to ask yourself is: How much is your data worth? What's On Your Hard Drive or Other Storage Media?
Posted on: 3/10/2011
Posted on: 3/07/2011
HDDoctor.net, an industry blog covering data recovery, hdd repair, data backup, computer forensics, storage news and more, has ranked 24 Hour Data on its list of Best Data Recovery Services. http://www.hddoctor.net/best-data-recovery-companies-24-hour-data/ On the blog, HDDoctor.net also lists things to look for in a data recovery service provider. The blog selected 24 Hour Data as one of the best data recovery services because it meets the stringent criteria HDDoctor.net recommends in a data recovery company. For instance, 24 Hour Data: - Has the technology and resources to recover lost data from a wide range of storage media - Has 15 years data recovery experience
Posted on: 3/04/2011
Some beeping sounds coming from your computer may be normal, especially upon boot-up or shutdown. But on today's ultra-quiet hard drives, unusual sounds, including beeping, are usually a cause for concern, indicating the need for professional data recovery services. Distinguishing Beeping Sounds It's easy to tell, if you listen carefully, if the beeping you hear is coming from your computer speakers or your hard drive. Hard drives do not beep. If your hard drive is making beeping noises, there is damage to the hard drive. These beeping sounds are typically caused by the seek arm looking for data to read and not being able to find the hard drive disks due to damage to the hard drive. Save Your Data
Posted on: 3/01/2011
Oops! You just dropped your portable hard drive. It happens. And that super-protective, extra-strong casing won't always protect a dropped hard drive. Now, you boot up your computer and the portable hard drive is making weird noises. What types of noise? - Clicking - Grinding - Beeping Most hard drives are fairly silent during operation. You may hear muted clicking and a soft hum when the drive is in operation. That's normal. But louder clicking, grinding, or a click-whir sound, along with beeping, are bad signs. Clicking from your Hard Drive: Clicking often means the heads are going bad. When you dropped the drive, the heads could have become damaged. Grinding: Again, bad heads may rub against the disks in your hard drive, making grinding sounds.
Posted on: 2/24/2011
Selecting a raid data recovery service is a bit like selecting a quality doctor or lawyer. You hope you never need us, but when you do, you're glad we're there. And you want to rely on the best in the industry. A lot of the traits you may look for in a good doctor or lawyer are the same characteristics you want in a raid data recovery service. For instance: You want a raid data recovery service that is:
Posted on: 2/23/2011
Data Locker has introduced a new, military grade portable hard drive, the Data Locker 3. This encrypted hard drive uses AES CBC or XTS mode full drive encryption, evaluated by the National Institute of Technology Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program. What's that mean to you, exactly? Data Locker says its the most secure portable hard drive in the industry. Encryption and data management occurs at the device level, making it platform- and operation system-independent. No software or drivers required.
Posted on: 2/21/2011
Virtualized arrays and advances in RAID technology have benefited corporate customers with faster, more secure RAID storage solutions. But it's not so easy to judge a RAID array by it's number anymore. Other factors, beyond the designation of RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, etc., have dramatic impacts on a RAID servers speed. The data in modern RAID drives is spread across many more drives, and some of it is stored virtually using extremely advanced storage virtualization technology. If you're looking to upgrade to a RAID array, or upgrade your existing RAID server, the arrangement of the disk drives will have a small effect on performance. But here are a few additional factors you should consider to assess the speed and performance of a new array: - Power of the CPU in the array - Capacity of the array's cache - Capacity of the disks in the array - Reviews from other users with storage needs similar to yours regarding real-world performance of the RAID drive
Posted on: 2/17/2011
At 24 Hour Data, we work with all kinds of clients, from individuals to small business owners, IT professionals and corporations large and small. We love the thrill that comes from saving the data of a Fortune 500 company like Metro PCS Corporate headquarters. (And we thank them for letting us publish their name, since we always keep our client's identities as confidential as their data.) But we also like knowing we've made a difference in people's (and animal's!) lives. That's exactly what happened when we were able to successfully recover all the data from the Raid 5 server at Kindness Animal Hospital. We Keep Your Information Confidential
Posted on: 2/15/2011
Apple recently announced the release of the new iPhone 4G for customers on the Verizon network. This was big news for Verizon customers who wanted blazing fast speeds to surf the Internet from anywhere, the intuitive, user-friendly touch screen of the iPod Touch, and the reliability and name brand reputation of Apple. But let's face it; stuff happens to iPhones. (And Android-based phones, and nearly any other device you carry around with you day after day.) What could possibly happen to an iPhone? You name it... iPhones can be: - Dropped in the toilet - Crushed (Don't keep your phone in your back pocket!) - Water damaged - A victim of system failure A protective outer case will save your phone from some shock damage if it's dropped, but it can't do it all.
Posted on: 2/14/2011
RAID server technology has changed dramatically since its inception in the 1980s. At the time, RAID was introduced as a solution to dropping input/output speeds as CPU speeds and memory performance advanced but storage media just couldn't keep up. RAID became a less expensive, multi-drive alternative to “single, large, expensive disks” (SLEDs) of the time. Today, RAID plays an important role not just in system performance speeds but in the protection of your data. Back-ups are inherent in many RAID configurations due to the way data is “striped” onto multiple drives. Today's RAID drives barely resemble those we saw last century. (Yes, it was the previous century when RAID was first introduced). Wide striping, storage virtualization and erasure coding are changing RAID as we know it, enhancing its performance and reliability even further, and altering the old-school definitions of RAID servers.