What Is A Hard Drive Head Crash?

A hard drive crash occurs when the actuator heads come in contact with the platters. Here’s what that means for your data (and what to do next).
January 7, 2022

What Are “Bad Sectors” On a Hard Drive?

Bad sectors occur when a hard drive cannot read certain data. Here’s how bad sectors occur and several tips for avoiding data loss.
December 20, 2021

The Problem With Flat-Rate Hard Drive Data Recovery

Imagine taking your car to a mechanic that charges a flat rate for every service. Whether you’re getting a routine tune-up or a new transmission, you’ll pay a few hundred dollars. Most consumers wouldn’t trust the mechanic — especially with...
December 15, 2021

Can Data Recovery Software Fix a Corrupted Hard Drive?

Data recovery software might fix a corrupted hard drive — or cause permanent data loss. Before attempting recovery, understand the risks.
November 16, 2021

How Does A Surge Protector Prevent Hard Drive Failures?

All electronic devices need to be connected to a surge protector, and that’s particularly true for devices that store data. Hard drives rely on controllers, which allow the drive to transfer information to (and from) your computer. A sudden surge...
September 9, 2021

Can An Improper Computer Shutdown Damage Your Hard Drive?

An improper PC shutdown probably isn’t a big deal — but it could cause a hard drive failure. Here’s an overview of the risks.
August 31, 2021

High Altitudes Can Cause Hard Drive Failures

Operating a hard drive at over 10,000 feet can put data at risk. Here’s an explanation of why HDD failures are more common at high altitude.
August 26, 2021

California Power Outages Causing Sudden Rise In Server Failures

On Oct. 9, 2019, Pacific Gas & Electric began intentionally cutting power to hundreds of thousands of customers in an effort to limit wildfires in Northern California. The move, which affected parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, also put...
October 10, 2019

When Is Data Recovery Impossible? 

Data recovery is usually an option, but in some cases, severe damage can put data at risk.
September 27, 2019

Datarecovery.com Offers Discounted Rates for Hurricane Florence Victims

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Florence will be one of the most serious storms in decades. It’s expected to punish the Eastern Seaboard, destroying homes and businesses throughout Virginia and North and South Carolina. Current data suggests that...
September 13, 2018