Unlock DVR Hard Drives for Normal Use: A Guide

We recently came across something we hadn’t seen before with a couple hard drives, both from DirecTV DVR/receiver systems. When put into a normal computer, they would not spin up or power on. However, the drives’ owner told us that...
January 11, 2016

What are P-Lists and G-Lists?

Usually, the only time you’ll encounter the phrase “bad sector” is when you’re having problems with your hard drive. It’s worth knowing, however, that every hard drive has them, and that your hard drive usually handles them without you ever...
January 4, 2016

How Windows Format Command Line Behavior Changed

I recently was asked to contribute to a discussion on the IT social community of Spiceworks. It started out as a question about disk formatting utilities, but by the end of the discussion, users were trying to determine what the...
November 12, 2015

Synology RAID Data Recovery Services from Datarecovery.com

Datarecovery.com engineers are leading specialists in Synology NAS data recovery. Decades of experience with every RAID configuration help our dedicated recovery teams complete jobs quickly, reducing downtime and providing fast results in an emergency. We maintain full-service laboratories across the...
September 11, 2015

Security Issues Affect Some Seagate Wireless Hard Drives

Security flaws in some wireless hard drives could give hackers access to sensitive information. The issues primarily affect Seagate and LaCie wireless storage products, especially the Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Storage, Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage, and LaCie FUEL. Firmware versions...
September 9, 2015

Seagate BlackArmor NAS Data Recovery Services from Datarecovery.com

Seagate’s BlackArmor NAS series provides simplified storage for home users and small businesses. If your server loses data due to a hardware or software issue, Datarecovery.com provides an expert set of resources to help you restore essential files. We are...
September 8, 2015

Potential Security Vulnerability During Windows 10 Installation Process

The process for upgrading a Windows installation to Windows 10 is fairly simple and straightforward — perhaps to a fault. Towards the end of the installation, Windows 10 prompts users for their account passwords. After the password is entered, the...
September 1, 2015

The Ashley Madison Leak: What Information Was Released?

The Ashley Madison data leak is unquestionably the most high-profile IT security event of the last year, and members of the website face serious repercussions. Ashley Madison advertises as “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters,” but that...
August 27, 2015

How to Clone Hard Disks with ddrescue

When a hard drive starts to fail, you have a limited amount of time to take action, and many online tutorials recommend making a clone of the affected disk before it becomes completely unresponsive. At Datarecovery.com, we recommend contacting a...
August 20, 2015

A Reddit Tech Support User Swallowed a USB Stick

We regularly check out reddit.com/r/techsupport, an awesome community where people can ask questions about anything technology related and receive quick, personal answers from experts. We try to post advice on Reddit tech support without promoting ourselves too hard, but...
August 19, 2015
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