Data Recovery in Gloucestershire

Further details on our National Coverage Article. We would like to inform our customers of the areas in Gloucestershire we cover for data recovery. The list below is a small selection of areas in the Gloucestershire region. If your area is not included, then do not be alarmed as we cover all areas in Gloucestershire.  If you require further information then we have a contact form on every page.

  • Gloucester
  • Bristol
  • Cheltenham
  • Stroud
  • Cirencester
  • Tewkesbury

Data Recovery in Cambridgeshire

Further details on our National Coverage Article. We would like to inform our customers of the areas in Cambridgeshire we cover for data recovery. The list below is a small selection of areas in the Cambridgeshire region. If your area is not included, then do not be alarmed as we cover all areas in Cambridgeshire. If you require further information then we have a contact form on every page.

  • Cambridge
  • Wisbech
  • Ely
  • March
  • Whittlesey
  • Chatteris
  • Linton

Data Recovery in Essex

Further details on our National Coverage Article. We would like to inform our customers of the areas in Essex we cover for data recovery. The list below is a small selection of areas in the Essex region. If your area is not included, then do not be alarmed as we cover all areas in Essex. If you require further information then we have a contact form on every page.

  • Chelmsford
  • Basildon
  • Romford
  • Southend
  • Colchester
  • Harlow
  • Brentwood
  • West Ham

MEMRISTORS

To put it in a nutshell, this could be the future for storage technology. The memristor has been the missing link from back when resistors, inductors and capacitors were originally created. What has now changed is the use of nano technology which has allowed the creation of the fourth electronic component; the memristor.

This technology can “remember” how much current has passed through it and can save its electronic state even when turned off. This means that in theory it will be much faster and cheaper than flash memory (And SSDs), and eventually also replace the hard drive for data storage.  

The Credit Crunch and it’s influence on Data Recovery

Dataquest has already started to see the influence the current state of the economy is having on the data recovery industry. We need to make sure that established and future customers are made aware of the options they have available to them when seeking out professional help for data loss. We are already aware that more DIY customers are attempting to recover their lost data themselves. This is where we need to work together with these customers to inform and educate them.  This can a simple guideline on backup and basic data recovery.

Identity Fraud

What happens to your hard drive once it is replaced under warranty?
This is the question we are being asked by our customers once we have recovered data from their hard drive. Is there a process in place which is used by resellers or drive manufacturers, that ensures your data does not fall into the wrong hands?
Watch this space for further information……..

Disk Warrior versus Data Recovery

Disk warrior has long been a favourite utility used by mac support companies and enthusiasts to analyse and repair Macintosh disks. It is favoured mainly for it’s simplicity and many features including data recovery.

As a data recovery company we have received many mac hard drives from clients who had previously used Disk Warrior to attempt to gain access to their data. In some cases the particular hard drive being examined was too severely damaged for Disk Warrior to be of any use. In other cases Disk Warrior was used but the data left afterwards was corrupt and not accessible.

The problem is not so much the utility itself, but the lack of a users understanding of how powerful this utility is. This is a quote used on Alsoft’s website that can be misleading.

“ Simply click the rebuild button and Disk Warrior goes to work ”

In any data loss situation writing to the hard drive that has your lost data is something that should never happen, as it is this writing process that can do more damage than good. If you allow DiskWarrior to write a repaired structure to your disk, you lose any chance of getting back data what was missed out. If the rebuilt data is damaged, the disk will be in a worse state than the original failure.

We recommend that you read the documentation that comes with the utility carefully and fully understand its capabilities.

Hermetically Sealed Hard Drives

With drive capacity nearing the Terabyte mark, track density increases along with the gap between read / write heads and platters. Therefore are Hermetically sealed drives the the way forward for Manufacturers?

See link below to read more

http://www.touchbriefings.com/pdf/22/data031_t_MOUNTOP.PDF

 (Link Now broken, Provided for reference)