Software-based recovery of desktop, portable and integrated Western Digital (WD) drives using Hetman Software recovery solutions.
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.
of NAS Storage Systems
Information above applies to logical errors in external storage systems in a fully working state. But what if some component of your external storage system fails? Or what if your NAS storage is simply worn out? Problems with NAS storage are easy to overlook.
How Students Can Protect
Against Data Loss with a Laptop
Laptop computers are great for managing student workload. Often being the one and only computer a student has, laptops are regarded as extremely important information containers. Losing access to information stored in a student laptop may easily cause havoc. Preventing such a disaster is utterly important.