Does Hard Drive’s Orientation Increase Failure Rate?

If you’re building a PC or buying an external hard drive, you may have the option to decide whether to orient the drive vertically or horizontally. Horizontal orientation is more or less the de facto standard — chances are, you’re...
September 7, 2021

Are Hard Drive Enclosures Airtight?

Contrary to popular belief, the enclosure of a hard drive does not create a perfect seal (on most hard drives). One look at a flood-damaged hard drive will make that clear — we frequently receive hard drives that have been...
August 20, 2021

Hard Drive Data Recovery FAQ

This page addresses some of the most common customer questions regarding hard drive data recovery. If your question isn’t listed, you can get immediate assistance from a customer service representative by clicking here. Hard Drive Data Recovery: Frequently Asked...
August 11, 2021

Tape Data Restoration and Recovery: What to Do if a Tape Backup Fails

When you back up your important information, you do so with the hope that you’ll never have to be in a situation where you’ll need to use them. It’s just an extra precaution on the off-chance that your personal drive...
July 28, 2021

Bitcoin Price Is Higher Than Ever : Here’s What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Bitcoin Wallet Password

Mere weeks into 2021, the price of Bitcoin (XBT) soared to record highs. For those with money in Bitcoin or those who have simply kept up with the latest news on this trendy cryptocurrency, this rally comes as no surprise...
July 27, 2021

RAID: The Most Common Causes Failure and Data Loss

Although RAID arrays can solve many storage problems, including speed and capacity limitations, it can be trickier or sometimes even impossible to recover data from a failed disk or multiple failed disks, and some RAID layouts contribute to that. Knowing...
July 26, 2021

Are We Moving Toward a Future without Passwords?

Microsoft, Google, and Apple: Three of the biggest names in tech right now, and three fierce competitors. Each has their own unique approach to the world of innovative technology, each trying to deliver the best computers, tablets, mobile devices, and...
July 15, 2021

Does All Ransomware Come From Russian Cybercriminal Groups?

At Datarecovery.com, we frequently work with businesses, healthcare organizations, and other enterprises that have fallen victim to ransomware. Many of these cases are recoverable — while many of the most well-known ransomware variants are well designed, some have design vulnerabilities...
July 13, 2021

Nearly 8.5 Billion Passwords Were Leaked Online. Here’s Why It Might Not Be as Bad As It Seems

As more and more components of our daily life move from the real world to the internet, the value of security cannot be overstated. Each new innovation we embrace — from Zoom to TikTok to the latest video game system...
July 9, 2021

Russia Launches Cyber Attacks Against US Infrastructure

Throughout the past several years (and administrations), one country has been continually and perpetually named when discussing the global threats the United States faces on a daily basis: Russia. What distinguishes the threat of Russia from the other sorts of...
June 25, 2021