The Pros and Cons of SSDs as External Hard Drives

As our lives become increasingly mobile, it’s only natural for people to seek portable storage options that can function on the go, as well. For years now, this need for portable storage has manifested itself in the form of floppy...
July 7, 2021

The Unique Way, Inc. Can Recover Data from MacBook Model A1708 SSDs

When choosing a new computer, the amount of storage on the laptop or desktop is often a huge deciding factor. Some don’t need much, seeing as they’ll just be using the computer for casual browsing, streaming, and the occasional work...
July 1, 2021

DNA Digital Data Storage Explained

As the world continues to grow more and more connected with each passing day, it only makes sense that the innovators of the tech world make it their mission to find the next great storage solution. From tapes to discs...
June 28, 2021

How We Recovered All Data From an Incorrectly Rebuilt RAID Array

A RAID array, also known as a redundant array of inexpensive (or independent) disks, is a group of hard drives that are arranged to store data together. While they might not be necessary for the casual computer user, RAID arrays...
May 12, 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

Garbage Collection On An SSD: A Simple Explanation

Garbage collection is a process used by solid-state drives (SSDs) to optimize space, improve efficiency, and keep your device working as efficiently as possible. It’s also a common source of confusion for personal computer users — and the name “garbage...
October 1, 2019

Does Defragmenting A Solid-State Drive Cause Data Loss?

Defragmenting a solid-state drive (SSD) is a bad idea...under most circumstances. Here's a brief overview of how defragmentation works, why it's largely unnecessary for solid-state drives, and what you can do instead.
September 30, 2019

The First 1TB microSD Cards Are Now Available

Storage manufacturer SanDisk has officially launched its 1TB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card, the first microSDHC card to offer a terabyte of storage space. The card — unlike many other microSD cards in its class — offers fast read speeds...
May 15, 2019

The Rapid Growth of Storage Technologies: How Data Capacities Changed (And How They’ll Keep Changing)

The history of data storage technology is truly awe inspiring. Over the course of a few decades, innovative technologies have allowed for unbelievable advances in computing, and today, we’re continuing to see incredible improvements in the tools we use to...
September 5, 2018

Samsung’s 4TB SSD Is A Breakthrough, But There’s A Problem

Solid-state drives (SSDs) provide better performance than hard-disk drives (HDDs), but with several significant caveats, including one big one: For the last decade or so, one of the major problems with SSD technology has been affordability.  That might change soon....
August 8, 2018