• Wariness of Cloud and Online Storage January 13, 2017

    In the last few years, there have been several high profile online security breaches, some of which have taken several years to be made public. Such incidents are starting to cause analysts, users and companies to question the use of cloud service providers. Read more

  • WD Release 12TB Helium Drive December 14, 2016

    Last week Western Digital Corporation announced the release of their 12TB helium drive, the first hard disk drive shipped of this capacity. The drive makes use of the well-known Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) method. Read more

  • Warning Signs Should Never Be Ignored November 18, 2016

    Although many articles about data recovery have been published on IT websites and new services, a high percentage of computer users do not realise that a hard disk drive will at some point fail. It is alarming how often there are warning signs of an imminent failure are ignored by the user, which can result in a critical loss of data. Read more

  • Malware and Cloud Services October 14, 2016

    There are growing concerns about malware and how it is often held on a cloud server with no knowledge of its presence. There is an alarming trend across many companies, whereby their cloud services are not scanned for malware, or they have no idea whether they are. Read more

  • Reasons for Failure Not Always Obvious October 6, 2016

    When a hard disk fails due a problem with the controller board, the reason for the failure is not as obvious as it may seem. Such failures can result from several problems, such as a power surge, heat soak damage or power supply issues. Read more

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