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Myth Busters

Data recovery myths uncovered and explained.

Big Data = Big Advancements in Technology

There have been some big developments surrounding enterprise storage and management of big data within the last few years.Examples are: virtualisation and Software Defined Storage (SDS) lowering the hardware cost of storage, ISO standards for cloud storage adding trust to the cloud, hybrid storage for speed, and the list goes on. The issue that enterprise storage manufacturers and managers alike have realised is that the amount of data is constantly  growing at alarming rates. …Read More

Advantages and risks of Software Defined Storages (SDS)

In recent years, companies have had to contend with a large increase in data volumes and this trend will continue in the years to come. With each approaching year, more and more data is collected and stored.  According to a study conducted by EMC, our digital universe is growing 40 per cent a year into the next decade.  Just think about how much data you collect and store today versus five years …Read More

Using SMART Tools to Predict HDD Failure

In our previous blog, MTBF: Hard drive failure prediction?, we noted that the best-known methods for predicting hard disk drive (HDD) failure aren’t exactly scientific. Grinding and thrashing noises are a reliable indicator that a HDD is about to fail, for example, but that’s not very comforting when your drives are sitting out of earshot in a remote data centre. Using a metric called Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for …Read More

Erasure Verification Service – Who and Why?

In our last blog we discussed the methods of data erasure, but how do you know your erasure methods are 100% effective. What if you need to provide third-party proof of erasure to your clients or for regulatory purposes?  Erasure Verification Services offer companies and manufacturers a written report detailing the effectiveness of their erasure process. We all know data security has been a hot topic in the news. Companies …Read More

One iPad’s Data Recovery Trip

One of our customers accidentally dropped his iPad from a train, in a remote woodland area. Amazingly, they were able to locate the iPad, but it was severely damaged and all the data was lost. Our data recovery engineer reviewed the device to evaluate the damage and if a data recovery was possible. He found: The digitiser was destroyed, so the iPad did not respond to touch The second layer comprised of the LCD (which …Read More