Data Lakes Explained: What Are They, And Are They Safe?

Just as we do with our personal data, many companies prioritize safety alongside accessibility when deciding what to do with their data. While these things are always important, regardless of if you have one gigabyte of storage or one hundred...
April 20, 2021

The 6 Most Common Places Your Lost Bitcoin Wallet Is Hiding (and How to Recover It)

While Bitcoin began as a very niche, very esoteric cryptocurrency, it has since grown into something much more mainstream in the past decade. With the price of Bitcoin topping 61 thousand dollars in mid-March and hovering around the 55 thousand...
April 2, 2021

Computer Forensics: What Is It, and How Is It Used?

A phrase like “computer forensics” might sound like something you’d hear tossed around on an episode of Law & Order: SVU or a rerun of Criminal Minds, but this is no made-for-TV thing: Computer forensics is a legitimate industry with...
March 30, 2021

Microsoft SQL Server Database Recovery

Our data recovery customers often ask that we target their databases, and Microsoft SQL Server databases are among the most frequently requested files. In many cases, a SQL Server database is the only important thing on a drive or server...
November 20, 2020

Quick Tips For Properly Responding To Ransomware Infections

You’ve probably heard about ransomware, but if you’ve never suffered an infection, it probably seems like a negligible threat. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Ransomware attacks are fairly commonplace, with major attacks compromising data at large enterprises, hospitals, government...
October 2, 2019

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

When Is Data Recovery Impossible? 

Data recovery is usually an option, but in some cases, severe damage can put data at risk.
September 27, 2019

7 Data Recovery Myths, Busted: Understanding Data Loss

In our work, we frequently encounter widespread misconceptions about data loss. Most of these myths originate from misunderstandings of how hard drives, solid-state drives, RAID arrays, and other devices function. For the most part, they’re harmless, but our goal is...
September 26, 2019

Are You Using Safe Email Practices?

Even as communication and project management tools like Slack, Cisco Spark, and Hive gain popularity, email continues to be the most widely used medium for both internal and external business communications worldwide. With that level of ubiquity, it’s unsurprising that...
September 25, 2019