Apple Confirms: Some MacBook Pro Solid-State Drives Have a Critical Data Loss Issue

Apple has announced free services for a “limited number of 128GB and 256GB” solid-state drives for some 13-inch MacBook Pro models sold from June 2017 and June 2018. According to the company, the affected drives have an issue that can...
November 12, 2018

Apple Promotes New T2-Equipped Apple Data Recovery Process

Apple says the tool should take between 10 and 20 minutes to partition the external hard drive, though the data transfer time may take as long as two days, depending on the amount of data to be recovered.
October 4, 2018

The Rapid Growth of Storage Technologies: How Data Capacities Changed (And How They’ll Keep Changing)

The history of data storage technology is truly awe inspiring. Over the course of a few decades, innovative technologies have allowed for unbelievable advances in computing, and today, we’re continuing to see incredible improvements in the tools we use to...
September 5, 2018

How File Deletion Is Different For Solid-State Drives and Hard Drives

Everybody makes mistakes, but when those mistakes involve deleting crucial files or accidentally formatting an entire drive, they’re pretty painful. The good news is that most deleted files and formatted disks are recoverable, provided that you take immediate action to...
August 15, 2018

Should You Try To Recover Your Own Data? 3 Points to Consider.

If you’re suffering the consequences of a sudden hard drive failure or an accidental format, you might consider recovering your own data. Believe us—we get it. At, we routinely advise against those types of attempts, simply because we’ve seen...
July 27, 2018

The 2018 MacBook Pro’s Data Recovery Problem, Explained

Over the last few days, the 2018 MacBook Pro has come under fire for having an “unrecoverable” solid-state drive (SSD). A teardown from iFixIt revealed the issue, the latest in a line of controversial changes in Apple’s popular MacBook line....
July 24, 2018

Protecting Your Computer When Traveling: 3 Essential Tips

When you’re traveling, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about your computer. That can change in a second when you accidentally splash water onto your laptop or leave a USB drive behind in a hotel room.At, we...
July 19, 2018

Why Ransomware Criminals are Moving Away from Bitcoin

Bitcoin used to be the preferred payment method of cybercriminals. Last year, we reported that the hackers behind the WannaCry ransomware infected PCs worldwide, and demanded payment in the form of Bitcoin from their victims. Hackers asked for Bitcoin because...
June 29, 2018

How to Check If Your Router Is Compromised (And Reboot It)

The FBI has warned that a malware product called VPNFilter has infected over 500,000 devices, including wireless routers and network-attached storage systems. Obviously, this is a major concern in our industry, and we want to help our customers keep their...
June 12, 2018

How Siacoin Could Change Data Storage

The blockchain — the ledger technology powering every major cryptocurrency from Bitcoin to Ether — is unquestionably one of the most interesting innovations of the last decade. However, while Bitcoin revolutionized digital currency, many believe that the blockchain is destined...
April 24, 2018