Are You Facing a True Data Recovery Emergency?

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Every day, 24 Hour Data helps customers facing a data recovery emergency. In fact, our recovery success rate for extracting mission critical files in less than 48 hours is the best in the business. But it’s important to understand that a percentage of businesses invest in this service because long-term data loss would cost exponentially…

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Three Ways Your Hard Drive Can Fail

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Hard drives fail. At 24 Hour Data, we know this better than anyone. On the pages of this blog, we frequently talk about physical and logical hard drive failure. Logical failure typically involves corruption of files or accidentally deleted data. Physical failure means damage to the hard disk drive itself. Drives may fail to varying…

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Protecting Your Mission Critical Data in the Cloud

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Do you know the number one reason for data loss in cloud storage environments? You might be surprised. It’s not a data breach or attack directed at the service provider. It’s not a  natural disaster. It’s simple human error. According to the Aberdeen Group’s report, “SaaS Data Loss: The Problem You Didn’t Know You Had,”…

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Do You Have the Right Data Recovery Procedures in Place?

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As the amount of mission critical data required by small businesses grows, data loss becomes inevitable. Let’s take a look at some significant 2013 statistics on data loss, researched by a number of reputable organizations and reported by data backup service provider Essentialink. https://essentialink.com/business-continuity-statistics-industry-trends-… Data Loss StatisticsA Gartner survey said that 25% of PCs will fail…

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Steps to Restoring a Failed RAID Array

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Restoring a failed RAID array often requires expert help from a professional data recovery service. It’s important to remember that one when hard drive in a RAID array fails, it puts added strain on the other drives in the array and can lead to cascading RAID failure and catastrophic data loss. However, many levels of…

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Three Common Reasons for Hard Disk Failure

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Backblaze, an unlimited online backup company, recently published the results of an extensive, four-year study of hard disk drive lifespans. In additional to revealing some useful and interesting statistics on hard drive lifespans, the study also uncovered three common reasons for hard disk drive failure. Since 24 Hour Data specializes in recovering lost data after…

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Five Easy Ways to Back Up Your Valuable Files

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By now, most computer users know that it’s important to back up your data frequently. But knowing what you should do and executing the action plan to get it done are, unfortunately, two different things. Where should you start when it comes to backing up your data? Fortunately, as with most things related to technology…

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