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

Seagate ST1000LM024 and ST1000LM025 Drives Appear to be Prone to Head Failures

At, we receive thousands of hard drives each month, and when we notice a specific issue with a certain model number or series, we try to spread the word. Recently, we’ve seen a large number of Seagate/Samsung Spinpoint M8...
August 17, 2017

Why Recommends JetStor Storage Solutions

When you’re storing and accessing large amounts of important data, custom hardware is extremely advantageous. To that end, many of our RAID data recovery clients ask us for recommendations; these clients have dealt with significant data loss, and they want...
May 12, 2017

What is the TRIM Command on Solid State Drives?

The TRIM command allows solid-state drives (SSDs) to function efficiently. An operating system tells the SSD that blocks of data aren’t in use; the SSD can then wipe out those blocks. If you’re having trouble understanding the concept of the...
January 30, 2017

Apple vs FBI Over iPhone Security in San Bernardino Shooting Case

Recently, Apple has refused orders from the FBI, resulting in significant controversy. The FBI is attempting to access an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino assailants, but Apple says that breaking the phone’s security would set a dangerous...
February 18, 2016