posted on Tuesday, 02 January 2024 by itpieadmin

Navigating Ubuntu recovery mode

Navigating Ubuntu recovery mode: A quick guide

Ubuntu Recovery Mode is a powerful troubleshooting tool designed to help users diagnose and resolve issues that m.....

posted on Thursday, 13 April 2023 by itpieadmin

Recover lost data from a RAID 0 volume

Recover lost data from a RAID 0 volume with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

Should a RAID 0 volume fail, it’s likely to be a disconnected drive or wor.....

posted on Tuesday, 21 March 2023 by itpieadmin

Rebuild a RAID without losing data

When one or more disks fail, the workload on the others increases and the chances of further failures become pronounced.

To avoid data loss, it’s importa.....

posted on Tuesday, 21 March 2023 by itpieadmin

RAID or NAS: What’s the difference?

RAID or Redundant Array of Independent Disks enables the same data to be saved across multiple disks, yet appearing as a single logical drive.

NAS or Network A.....

posted on Thursday, 27 January 2022 by itpieadmin

How does RAID work?

RAID, or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, combines multiple hard drives together in order to improve efficiency, with varying effects.

There are thr.....

posted on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 by itpieadmin

Setting up a second hard drive

Do you find that you’re often running out of hard disk space on your computer or laptop?

If this is an issue, it might be a good idea to think abo.....

posted on Friday, 17 December 2021 by itpieadmin

Data Recovery Following a Head Crash

A hard drive head crash occurs when the drive’s read/write heads come into contact with the rotating platter. Caught in time, and data recovery is fairly straightforward. But if t.....

posted on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 by itpieadmin

Protect your business against cyber attacks

Cyber security is increasingly becoming a concern for businesses, particularly with the recent attacks on Sony and Target. Large corporations like these have a massive budget to deal wi.....

posted on Thursday, 21 October 2021 by itpieadmin

HDDs vs SSDs - lifespan

The average life of a hard drive depends on a lot of things, like the brand, type, size, and interface method, but you're looking at about four years on average. Online backup service Backblaze studied the drives in their infrastr.....

posted on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 by itpieadmin

The dangers of DIY data recovery

The first response of many people when they suffer data loss is to grab their phone, search for ‘data recovery at home’, and follow one of the many tutorials that are out th.....

posted on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 by itpieadmin

Overclocking your CPU

If you are looking for more performance from your CPU a user can overclock an Intel or AMD processor. It’s a little like tuning your car engine, but beware overclocking will void any warranty. Also, overclocking pushes your CPU above its .....

posted on Monday, 21 August 2017 by itpieadmin

Why do you need data recovery?

Data Recovery

When facing data loss and unavailability, data recovery plays a crucial role. Data recovery services are very beneficial. They allow you to recover lost data in situations where your storage media or h.....

posted on Friday, 07 July 2017 by itpieadmin

Should I freeze my hard drive?

Freezing your hard drive in an attempt to recover the data is commonly discussed on forums. Whilst it may help in many instances, it can also cause further problems in others. The principle is that when the user spins up the hard drive from an .....

posted on Thursday, 08 June 2017 by itpieadmin

Why isn't my SD card working?

Many digital cameras offer storage built in, but this is mostly minimal and will only store a few photographs. SD cards are the go-to storage method for photographers, and can also be u.....

posted on Monday, 05 June 2017 by itpieadmin

A history of the USB drive

Over the past few years, both home and business computer users have come to rely on USB flash drives, also known as thumb drives or USB sticks. They’ve replaced the flimsy floppy .....

posted on Sunday, 07 May 2017 by itpieadmin

Why you must eject your USB stick

Are you one of these people that simply plug and unplug USB drives at will? Well, you’re not alone - most people do this, but it might not be the best idea.

Mac users will be very familiar with warnings about disconnectin.....

posted on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 by itpieadmin

Preserving your data

Hard drives fail – there’s no getting around that. Failure is inevitable in a device with moving parts and electronics. These platter spin at thousands of revolutions per minute, so eventual data loss is inevitable. Malware, especia.....

posted on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 by itpieadmin

DIY USB recovery

If you are getting the error message ‘You need to format the drive, before you can use it’ when trying to read back files from your memory stick, there is a solution that do.....

posted on Saturday, 18 February 2017 by itpieadmin

Recovering SMS messages

The variety in table structures, schemas and structures can cause great difficulty in overcoming damage to the database. So how do we do it?

First of all, a raw.....

posted on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 by itpieadmin

Data recovery and your warranty

If you’ve ever tried to open the chassis of your hard drive, you will most likely notice warranty stickers over the screw holes. Peel them off and you get that horrible ‘warranty void’ notice. It can often seem like salt is be.....

posted on Thursday, 05 January 2017 by itpieadmin

What are HelioSeal hard drives?

HGST has recently introduced the first 10TB hard drive. Whilst it still uses standard perpendicular magnetic recording, the high capacity can be achieved with HelioSeal. This replaces the air found inside typical hard drives with helium in a se.....

posted on Friday, 02 December 2016 by itpieadmin

Seagate's Hampshire facility to close

Seagate recently announced that its Hampshire development centre is to shut its doors. The hard drive giant had previously announced that it was aiming to cut 15% of its workforce by 2017, and is blaming the downscaling on the downturn in hard .....

posted on Thursday, 13 October 2016 by itpieadmin

What are Clean Rooms?

What are Clean Rooms?

During the recovery process, data recovery engineers open each storage device to inspect for physical damage and repair delicate components. Tiny airborne particles can accumulate on the open hard disk drive p.....

posted on Friday, 07 October 2016 by itpieadmin

Seagate’s ST3000DM001 problems

Seagate’s ST3000DM001 which effects its Backup Plus and GoFlex 3TB external HDD has seen unprecedented failure rates in recent months. Seagate ST3000DM001 is the first 3TB hard drive to use three platters at 1TB each. Other models use 4 o.....

posted on Monday, 19 September 2016 by itpieadmin

What are botnets?

Ever heard of botnets? The chances are, you probably haven’t. They’re hidden and undetectable. Botnets are software robots, also called ‘bots’, that infect computers. Controlled by the creator, this army of botnets turn .....

posted on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 by itpieadmin

Can you claim for data recovery on your insurance?

Data recovery can be very expensive, so it’s no wonder many people try and find a clause in their insurance documents that will cover data loss.

Most standard homeowner’s policies do not cover data loss, but it woul.....

posted on Monday, 12 September 2016 by itpieadmin

How to recover a lost Windows user profile

A common issue when upgrading operating systems is losing your Windows 7 profile. Even if you think your data will be safe, always back up your data before an upgrade.

User profiles are personal settings that establish how the .....

posted on Monday, 29 August 2016 by itpieadmin

Cyclic redundancy error message

You might have had an error message pop up regarding a “cyclic redundancy error”. Known as a CRC, it indicates that the data on your drive cannot be read due to a malfunction. This is usually a sign of a failing hard drive.




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