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?
In the last few years there has been an increasing hype regarding cloud-based offerings, from outsourcing the office file or mail server to powering entire complex web sites, collaboration and outsourcing of voice over IP, CRM, and even providing off-site backup services. The term cloud has come to mean just about anything not on your local network. The broadening definition combined with the reduction of reliability, security and accountability is a troubling trend, to say the least.
We started our journey in repairing computers professionally back in March of 1999 and in that time we have served over 17,000 clients in varying capacities — from helping with repairing and upgrading computer hardware, to recovering data and helping businesses with their information technology.
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.
Data breaches grace the headlines at least once a week these days. Companies whose sensitive information has been compromised by unauthorized parties on a massive scale. Many of them suffering from irreparable financial and reputation damage.