Data Recovery for Toshiba DT01ACA Series Hard Drives

The Toshiba DT01ACA series is reliable, but hard drive failures can still occur. Here’s a look at common scenarios and data recovery options.
November 26, 2021

Can Data Recovery Software Fix a Corrupted Hard Drive?

Data recovery software might fix a corrupted hard drive — or cause permanent data loss. Before attempting recovery, understand the risks.
November 16, 2021

What Is A Hard Drive Controller?

A hard drive controller transfers data to and from the computer’s CPU. Here’s an overview of this component along with common failure scenarios.
October 26, 2021

What is the Hard Drive Actuator Assembly?

The hard drive actuator assembly includes several components that read and write data from the platters (or disks). Here’s an overview.
October 20, 2021

What is a Hard Drive’s Landing Zone?

A hard drive’s landing zone (or LZone, or LZ) identifies the parking location of the read/write heads. Here’s a detailed description.
September 29, 2021

Are Used Hard Drives and SSDs Less Reliable?

Buying used hard drives can save you money, but “refurbished" storage media carries significant risks. Here’s what you need to know.
September 15, 2021

How Does A Surge Protector Prevent Hard Drive Failures?

All electronic devices need to be connected to a surge protector, and that’s particularly true for devices that store data. Hard drives rely on controllers, which allow the drive to transfer information to (and from) your computer. A sudden surge...
September 9, 2021

Can An Improper Computer Shutdown Damage Your Hard Drive?

An improper PC shutdown probably isn’t a big deal — but it could cause a hard drive failure. Here’s an overview of the risks.
August 31, 2021

High Altitudes Can Cause Hard Drive Failures

Operating a hard drive at over 10,000 feet can put data at risk. Here’s an explanation of why HDD failures are more common at high altitude.
August 26, 2021

Converting Analog Video to Digital: Questions to Ask Service Providers

The VCRs of the world are breaking down. Functioning film projectors are increasingly hard to find. Tapes and film degrade with every viewing. To preserve your analog video collection — and to share it in digital channels, from Facebook to...
August 18, 2021