Does Hard Drive RPM Affect Lifespan?

A hard drive’s RPM does not affect its lifespan directly, but faster drives offer better performance overall. Here’s an overview.
August 3, 2021

Solid-State Drive (SSD) Data Recovery: Are My Files Lost Forever?

Solid-state drives offer significantly faster read/write speeds than hard drives, and they’re less susceptible to physical damage. Dropping a hard drive can cause extensive damage to the read/write heads and other moving parts, but a solid-state drive has much fewer...
July 30, 2021

SSD Lifespans: How Long Can You Trust Your Solid-State Drive?

One of the most common misconceptions about solid-state drives (SSDs) is that they’re capable of storing data indefinitely. All storage devices eventually fail, and unfortunately, SSDs are no exception. That doesn’t mean that they’re unreliable — SSDs offer much faster...
July 27, 2021

What is an Air-Gapped Data Backup?

With the rise of ransomware attacks, enterprises — and personal computer users — are struggling to find foolproof prevention tactics. Cybercriminals often target backup systems, and some ransomware variants stay dormant for months before activation. The criminals’ goal is to...
July 20, 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

Lost Passwords Responsible For an Estimated 90% Of Cryptocurrency Loss According to Datarecovery.com, Inc. Report

The past year has seen popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC-USD) go from just over $9,000 back in May of 2020 to well over $60,000 in April of 2021 down to under $40,000 the following month. This came as quite the shock...
May 25, 2021

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Explained

Odds are, we’ve all had one of those pesky backup reminders pop up on our phones, our tablets, and our laptops at one point or another. Whether you dismiss them immediately or actually take the time to back up your...
April 22, 2021

The 6 Most Common Places Your Lost Bitcoin Wallet Is Hiding (and How to Recover It)

While Bitcoin began as a very niche, very esoteric cryptocurrency, it has since grown into something much more mainstream in the past decade. With the price of Bitcoin topping 61 thousand dollars in mid-March and hovering around the 55 thousand...
April 2, 2021

10 Most Common Types of Cyber Attacks

Most everyone knows the importance of protecting your devices and your data from hackers and cybercriminals, but this is often easier said than done — especially when the many ways in which those hackers and cybercriminals can attack isn’t always...
January 18, 2021

Best practices to safeguard your data in 2020

No matter what type of device you are using, finding the best methods of safeguarding your data is of the utmost importance. Indeed, given that almost 60 million Americans have been affected by cyber-security-related crimes, such as identity theft, we...
July 23, 2020