Internal Hard Drive Keeps Disconnecting: Troubleshooting Tips

If your internal hard disk drive (HDD) keeps disconnecting, you’ve got a potentially serious problem — and if the drive holds critically important data, we strongly recommend shutting down the affected system before taking any additional steps. In the vast...
November 28, 2023

How Much Data Is Stored on Earth?

Occasionally, we like to address unusual questions on this blog. In other articles, we explained how high altitudes could cause hard drive failures and the chances of recovering data from a 10-year-old hard drive recovered from a landfill. Today,...
November 14, 2023

Will Hard Drives Ever Become Obsolete?

Hard drive shipments have fallen in recent years, and somewhat dramatically: By one estimate, the total number of shipped hard drives dropped by 33.5% from the first quarter of 2022 to the first quarter of 2023.  For modern consumers, solid-state...
November 13, 2023

Data Centers Turn to Tape as Global Need Outpaces Hard Drive Capacity

Hard drive capacities continue to improve thanks to new technologies like heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) and shingled magnetic recording (SMR). But areal densities remain limited by the physics of magnetic storage — and while 120-terabyte hard drives may exist...
October 5, 2023

Datarecovery.com Offers Discount to Hawaii Wildfire Victims

Wildfires have ravaged three of Hawaii’s islands, exacerbated by drought and high winds from Hurricane Dora.  Maui, in particular, has suffered fallout. Communities in North Kohala, South Kohala and Kual have seen widespread damage, and at least 36 people have...
August 10, 2023

White House Addresses Ransomware Attacks on K-12 Schools

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2023, the White House held a cybersecurity summit to address a recent wave of ransomware attacks targeting U.S. schools.  According to The Hill, at least 48 school districts have been victimized by ransomware attacks in...
August 8, 2023

2023 Mac Pro May Unexpectedly Disconnect Hard Drives

Apple has acknowledged that certain SATA hard drives may be unexpectedly disconnected from the 2023 Mac Pro. The issue occurs when the system wakes from sleep, and requires users to restart their machines to reconnect the drive. The issue is...
June 15, 2023

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ransomware Attack Impacts 2.5 Million People

In a recent disclosure, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) revealed that an April 2023 ransomware attack compromised the sensitive data of 2,550,922 people. HPHC is a non-profit health services provider based in Massachusetts. The organization reported that the attack occurred...
June 12, 2023

Dropbox Prepares to Use HAMR Drives in Data Centers

Dropbox, one of the world’s leading cloud storage providers, has announced plans to use hard drives featuring heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) in its data centers.  HAMR uses a heating component attached to the hard drive actuator head assembly. By heating...
March 14, 2023

Are Anonymous’s Cyberattacks On Russia Legal?

Following the invasion of Ukraine, activist group Anonymous organized numerous cyberattacks against the Russian Federation. The group’s “Operation Russia” redefined civilian cyberwarfare — and made plenty of headlines along the way.  Some of the attacks have exposed surprising weaknesses in...
January 9, 2023