Recovering WD Drive Data in Los Angeles

Software-based recovery of desktop, portable and integrated Western Digital (WD) drives using Hetman Software recovery solutions in Los Angeles.

Identifying HDD Noise Problems

Identifying HDD Noise Problems

Read this article for examples of sounds emitted by a faulty hard disk and learn to identify them. The sounds of clicking, rustling, whistling or vibration that you never noticed before. A hard disk is a mechanic device, and even being 100% trouble free it may emit certain sounds when working (remember the noise of magnetic heads positioning). That is, presence of certain sounds (especially when the disk is new) may not mean anything at all, but things are very different if you have never heard the noises before.

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S.M.A.R.T. Parameters and Early Signs of a Failing Hard Disk

S.M.A.R.T. Parameters and Early Signs of a Failing Hard Disk

This article talks about tools to use and parameters to check for to prevent accidental data loss due to hard drive failure. 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!

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How students can protect their laptops against data loss

How students can protect their laptops against data loss

Read this article for advice on reducing the risk of data loss - and make things easier even when this disaster strikes you. 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.

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When Software Can’t Help: Hard Disk Drives

When Software Can’t Help: Hard Disk Drives

When data recovery software can’t help you anymore: the signs of your hard disk worn out to the limit. As manufacturers of software tools for recovering users’ data, we are often presented with cases when our tools could not help. Is there a different tool that could do the job better, or is information truly unrecoverable? In this article we’ll have a look at physically damaged storage devices, review early signs of upcoming failure and give tips on what to do next if your storage device has failed.

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