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Archive for September, 2006

Most Unusual Requests for Data Recovery

Fire, water, exploding batteries, hardware failure, accidental damage… there are many reasons a hard drive can go south, taking your data with it. Companies like Data Detect specialise in retrieving that data, in the event that it’s irreplaceable (remember to backup, people!)

However, amongst the fairly ‘run of the mill’ reasons for needing data recovery, a few gems are sown. Here are the top ten for 2006.

Waiting for Disaster: Majority of Computer Users Invite Data Loss

Acording to a new survey from ODR, a majority of people invite the loss of critical computer data by waiting for their computers to break down and neglecting proper backup procedures. Despite the fact that 79 percent of people place significant value on their data – 40 percent classifying it as “priceless” – poor data protection techniques will doom many people to experience data loss at some point.

Don’t use tape for recovery!

Most operations that end with tape, and of all recovery operations that begin with tape, recovery will fail about 30% of the time.

Five causes of lost digital holiday pictures

It’s all very well taking loads of snaps to store on your ever-increasing memory card, but what if you can’t access your photos when you get home? This does happen – and these may be the five main causes.