Data Migration to the Cloud: Best Practices

Cloud migration enables enterprises to distribute workloads and improve scalability. For many modern organizations, the cloud is an essential tool for creating robust IT systems.  Even so, cloud systems aren’t ideal for every application or every type of workload. Some...
May 16, 2022

What is Hard Drive Areal Density?

Areal density describes the amount of data that can be stored within a given amount of physical space on a hard drive’s platters.  Generally speaking, a higher areal density is a good thing. Hard drives with a higher areal density...
May 13, 2022

How to Eliminate Combing in Digitized Betacam Video

Betacam video may display combing during the digitization process, which limits the usability of the converted media.  In video production, “combing” refers to interlacing artifacts that occur during conversion. The most common cause of combing is an incorrect frame rate...
May 11, 2022

Converting Betacam SP to Digital Formats

Introduced in 1986, Betacam SP (also called Beta SP) quickly became the default standard for professional video post-production. The format offered several key improvements over the original Betacam, and Beta SP cassettes could accommodate 90 minutes of high-quality recording. Since...
May 9, 2022

Betacam and Betacam SP Video Conversion: Key Factors

For decades, Betacam formats were an established standard in video production. Analog Betacam tapes dramatically improved on the quality of the widely used U-Matic format. When Sony transitioned to Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, and Betacam SX, broadcasters and other video...
May 6, 2022

Veritas Backup Migration: Challenges and Considerations

Veritas Backup Exec™  is a unified data backup and recovery solution for small to midsize businesses. The software enables organizations to protect critical data across multiple systems, and thanks to integrated cloud connectors for all major cloud vendors, Veritas has...
April 15, 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 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

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