We all know that awful feeling when technology isn’t working as we expect, or worse yet, we suspect our security has been breached. It sparks anxiety, frustration and even impulsive decision making. But just how did we get to such an unpleasant place?
Data recovery technicians are no stranger to hard drives with bad sectors. In fact it’s one of the more common forms of hard drive damage that we see from consumer storage devices. So what exactly are bad sectors or media errors and how do they effect a hard drive?
RAID (redundant array of independent disks) failures can be stressful. Many RAID systems, especially network appliances and drive enclosures, don’t give us much feedback about what’s wrong.