Microsoft Pushing Manufacturers to Drop HDDs as Boot Devices

Microsoft is pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to prioritize solid state drives (SSDs) as boot devices, according to an executive brief published by data storage analyst TrendFocus. Microsoft’s flagship OS, Windows 11, does not specifically require a solid-state drive as...
July 11, 2022

Building a Better Content Management System for Digital Video Conversion

If your organization needs to digitize a large quantity of videos or audio tapes, you’ll need to consider the challenges of at-scale content management.  In many cases, content management is the most labor-intensive (and expensive) component of video digitization. It’s...
July 8, 2022

Can Hot Summer Temperatures Damage Your Hard Drive?

Hard drives are designed to work in a wide range of environments, and a sudden heat wave probably won’t cause your drive to crash. However, there’s certainly a difference between a potential and an optimal operating environment. Over time, extreme...
July 1, 2022

What Is a BIOHD-8 Hard Drive Error?

A BIOHD-8 error code indicates a failing storage device — most commonly, a hard drive, though solid-state drives (SSDs) may also present this issue under certain circumstances. The error occurs on HP laptops and desktops during the boot process. Below,...
June 29, 2022

The Horizon Crypto Hack: How Blockchain Bridges Become Targets

Hackers have stolen approximately $100 million in various cryptocurrencies from Horizon, according to public statements from Horizon’s developers.1/ The Harmony team has identified a theft occurring this morning on the Horizon bridge amounting to approx. $100MM. We have begun...
June 27, 2022

Can Brute Force Attacks Crack Bitcoin Private Keys?

In practical terms, brute force attacks are not a successful method for cracking Bitcoin private keys. Below, we’ll explain why (and how has helped Bitcoin holders restore access to their funds). A brute force attack attempts all possible combinations...
June 23, 2022

Before Using Data Recovery Software, Read This

Data recovery software can be effective, but it can also cause permanent data loss. Here's what to know before installing.
June 22, 2022

Sony U-matic: Analog to Digital Conversion for Video Professionals

Sony’s ¾” U-matic cassette format was an industry standard for broadcast and post-production professionals through the 1970s and 1980s. Like all analog formats, U-matic had serious limitations — some U-matic decks were prone to technical issues that resulted in tape...
June 16, 2022

Dell, HP, and Lenovo Will No Longer Offer Laptops with Hard Drives

Are hard drives obsolete? Not by a long shot — but three major laptop manufacturers have taken steps to switch to SSD. Here's why.
June 15, 2022

What Is HP’s SMART Hard Disk Error 301?

SMART hard disk error 301 indicates a failing hard drive or an overheated laptop. Here’s what you need to know to address this common issue.
June 13, 2022