Software-based recovery of PQI flash cards, external and integrated HDD, SSD and USB drives after accidental deletion using Hetman Software tools.
SMART Parameters and Early Signs
of a Failing Hard Disk
S.M.A.R.T. (or simply SMART) is a monitoring system built into most modern hard drives. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology. The technology helps detect various reliability problems at an early stage, giving warning signs well in advance before the hard drive fails. By reading (and interpreting) the indicators, the user can prevent data loss by replacing the disk before the crash occurs. But what S.M.A.R.T. flags should we look at? There are dozens available! This article talks about tools to use and parameters to check for to prevent accidental data loss due to hard drive failure.
How to Lose Digital Photos Fast
Offering a popular tool for recovering lost and deleted pictures, we have dozens of customers sharing their stories of lost images every month. With the help of our clients, our customer support team was able to compile the list of situations happening nearly every day. Some of them are hardware related, but most are merely user error or negligence.
from SSD: Myths and Reality
SSD drives are quickly replacing traditional magnetic hard disks. Often used as system disks, SSD drives hold the operating system, application, and all or most user files such as documents, settings, browser favorites, email etc. Having no moving parts, SSD drives are supposedly more reliable than their mechanical counterparts. However, user error, virus attacks and operating system failures present similar issues of data integrity.