The Truth About SSD

February 22, 2010

Solid State Drives are definitely the future of storage. The benefits of SSD are numerous. However, there are several disadvantages with this technology. Here is a list of the Pros and Cons of SSD. Advantages Disadvantages The major disadvantage to SSD technology is chances of recovery when these drives fail. Even the top Data Recovery companies in the world are recovering less than 50% of the Solid State Drives sent into them. In fact, very few Data Recovery firms even recover data from SSD.  At 24 Hour Data, we have seen a huge increase in the number of SSD recoveries in the last 6 months. If you plan to buy SSD or if you have this technology already in place…

Hard Drive Clock

February 17, 2010

This is not our normal blog post, but check out this cool Hard Drive Clock. We couldn’t resist buying one for the 24 Hour Data lab. Our clock is made from a 40GB Western Digital Caviar PATA Hard Drive.

Clicking & Grinding

January 12, 2010

When a hard drive fails the most important thing to do is listen for abnormal sounds. If you hear sounds like clicking or grinding it is time to power the drive down and call an expert. Clicking sounds indicate that you have the symptom of a failed head assembly. The concern here is that a failed head can scratch into the platters and cause media damage. The image above shows the effects of heads scratching into the platters. The dark rings you see are media damage. In many cases media damage can leave your hard drive unrecoverable. Grinding sounds indicate that the hard drive has sustained media damage. The grinding you hear is the heads going over the media damage…

24 Hour Data Announces Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 23, 2009

24 Hour Data today announced its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, the Dallas-based company will donate 5% of its October sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF). READ MORE

Is Data on USB Flash Drives Less Valuable than Data on Hard Drives?

September 13, 2009

True USB Flash Drives cost much less and hold less data than Hard Drives. We see clients everyday that lose data on a Flash Drive they did not back up. Most clients think since they paid $40 or less for a drive the data is also less valuable.The truth is that a .PST Outlook email database can be only a few GBs in size, but be worth several thousand dollars. An Excel spreadsheet or a Word document can be 64KB and worth a great deal to a client.At 24 Hour Data we see that people put more value on Photos than any other data type. Storing pictures happens to be the main use for Flash media. Photos are a moment…

24 Hour Data Is Hiring Data Recovery Rockstars

August 18, 2009

24 Hour Data is looking for motivated individuals that have serious Data Recovery experience. We will only consider people that at least 3 years of physical data recovery hands on experience. Please do not apply if you are not qualified. Send your resume to [email protected].

Data Locker Opens the Year With New Portable Hard Drive

February 23, 0001

Data Locker has introduced a new, military grade portable hard drive, the Data Locker 3. This encrypted hard drive uses AES CBC or XTS mode full drive encryption, evaluated by the National Institute of Technology Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program. What’s that mean to you, exactly? Data Locker says its the most secure portable hard drive in the industry. Encryption and data management occurs at the device level, making it platform- and operation system-independent. No software or drivers required. The portable hard drive has a 1 TB storage capacity, firmware-based anti-malware protection, a randomized keypad to prevent fingerprint-lifting security breeches and two factor authentication with optional RFID mode. The tamper-evident enclosure is shock and drop resistant, perfect for any environment. Self-Encrypting…

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Mark Davis
Bear Technologies

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