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

Huawei Announces Solid-State SAN Capable Of 20 Million I/O Operations Per Second

Sept. 2019 – Huawei announced an all-flash storage array, the OceanStor Dorado V6, boasting incredible benchmarks including a 20 million IOPS (input/output operations per second). The array sets a new standard for all-flash systems, but with an expected price tag...
September 23, 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. Additionally, while it’s largely been overtaken by text...
August 15, 2019

Data Security 101: What Is A Phishing Attack?

Phishing attacks can be remarkably sophisticated, and every computer user should extend how they work. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
July 17, 2019

British Airways Faces Record-Setting Fine After Data Breach

British Airways is facing a $229 million fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a data breach affected about 500,000 customers. 
July 8, 2019

Lake City, Florida Agrees To Pay Ransomware Attackers

Officials in Lake City, Florida have agreed to pay a $500,000 ransom in Bitcoin after their computer systems were compromised by hackers, per the BBC. The town is the second American city to publicly disclose a ransomware payment. Officials...
June 27, 2019