How to Protect Your Phone from Ransomware

Most ransomware attacks target desktop computers, servers, and high-value storage networks — but in recent years, a growing number of attacks have targeted smartphones and other mobile devices. Below, we’ll look at a few examples of how mobile ransomware works....
April 8, 2022

The 2TB Flash Drive Scam: Why “High-Capacity” Flash Drives Are Fakes

You’re browsing Amazon or eBay, and you see a great deal: A 2-terabyte (TB) USB thumb drive for about $40. Is it a great bargain — or a dangerous scam? If you’ve read the headline of this article, you know...
March 29, 2022

Does Recovery Mode Erase Data on an iPhone?

The Apple iPhone’s Recovery Mode deletes everything on the device. Deleted data is completely unrecoverable under most circumstances. Deleted iPhone files are unrecoverable for several reasons:File-Based Encryption – The iPhone stores most user files with file-based encryption, which means...
March 4, 2022

A Look Inside Datarecovery.com’s Hard Drive Parts Inventory

In order to recover data from a physically damaged hard drive, engineers need to return the drive to a working condition. That’s easier said than done — hard drive components are extremely drive-specific. In some cases, drives with identical model...
February 7, 2022

What Is An Advanced Format Hard Drive?

What is an advanced format hard drive? Here’s an explanation, along with guides for determining whether your hard drive uses an AF format.
January 14, 2022

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 Happens During a Data Recovery Media Evaluation?

Most reputable data recovery providers evaluate storage media before providing a quote. In another article, we explained why evaluations are necessary — if you missed it, you can read more here.  But what happens during a data recovery media evaluation?...
January 4, 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

How Do Solid State Drives Store Data?

Solid state drives (SSDs) store files electronically using non-volatile memory. Here’s an overview of how they provide reliable data storage.
December 3, 2021