Archive for November, 2013

NAS and Other Ways to Store Your Data

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Computers sending data to serversYou can get this storage device via your PC and include all your essential data you wish to keep secure. The one difference is that it doesn’t connect to the PC to achieve success. In addition, it has the capability to include your data automatically on a routine schedule, by doing this you don’t neglect to include a specific piece of data that may be quite significant. Additionally you have access to your own storage device online.

There are lots of methods to save your data online. This is a good idea, particularly if you need to share data across a variety of PC’s and Mac’s. You see these mainly in business scenarios. Some of those on-line drives are accessed by means of your browser, including Google Drive, while some may be attached to your own PC just like another drive, including Dropbox. Whichever approach you pick, a alternative may be excellent because no matter what happens, this data won’t be deleted, although your home burns to the earth.

Time Machine is Macs variation of the storage application already on your personal computer. You too can restore data from a specific stage previously.

Some of those kinds of hard drives have a web interface too, in order to get your files from everywhere, because they’re saved online too as in your hard drive.

Memory sticks are ideal for carrying around small bits of data which are quite important to you. For instance, for those who own a demo which you spent 16 hours making, you’ll need to save it in more than one area along with a memory stick is a fantastic method to do that. They’re generally not large enough for most of you data, just what’s significant at that instant.

If you need to include more files of data, you’ve got to reburn the whole CD or DVD. In Addition, backing up your own data in this manner can be challenging and time intensive.

Windows has two integrated applications to back-up your own data. All these are Backup and System Restore. System Restore is automatic and it is meant to save your PC in case of a calamity failure or disease. Backup is run manually and will establish a Wizard to assist you through the procedure and ensure you receive all of your information saved.


Upgrading to Mavericks? Read This First !

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Apple and WD logo

If you use certain Western Digital products be careful when upgrading to Apple’s Mavericks software (OSX 10.9)

Do you use Western Digital’s Drive Manager, RAID Manager or SmartWare software products? If you do, don’t upgrade to Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks.

Western Digital have issued a warning to it’s customers after they experienced data loss issues when upgrading their Mac’s to the new OSX 10.9 Mavericks software which comes as a free upgrade.

The issue concerns how Mavericks interacts with specific WD data management software. Often the interaction is catastrophic and cause all user data to be lost. A statement from Western Digital said: ‘We want to make you aware of new reports of Western Digital and other external HDD products experiencing data loss when updating to Apple’s OS X Mavericks (10.9)…WD is urgently investigating these reports and the possible connection to the WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager and WD SmartWare software applications.

Western Digital advise all users of it’s external hard drives not to upgrade to OS X Mavericks yet. For users who have already done so they advise uninstalling all copies of WD Raid Manager, WD Drive Manager and WD SmartWare – all of which WD has removed from its site to avoid fresh installations, and then perform a system reboot the system to avoid data loss.

If you’ve lost data due to the Maverick’s OS update and need it recovered we recommend you choose a reputable data recovery company to retrieve your information.

Protect Your Data

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Commander Data, Star Trek TNG

Protect your Data! – Ok so it’s a picture of Commander Data from Star Trek TNG… It’s my idea of humour…

No matter what you are doing, if you are using a PC or Mac you’ll be creating and working with data and that data is saved on a hard disk drive. Let us say for instance that you are a journalist.  Journalists use computers to assist them in creating brilliant story-lines and characters for scripts, novels, stories and a lot of other things each day. Picture the scene: you are composing 100 pages of a new novel each day, just to wake-up one-day and discover your hard drive has destroyed it. In the event you weren’t ahead thinking enough to create at least one duplicate of it, you’d be crazy with worry.

It’s good to know there are some of top quality data recovery businesses out there you may call to help recall data similar to this. However, there are means to preserve your writing in the very first place.

Make duplicates of the data – You always need to get a copy of it should you spend hours creating something. Additionally, ensure that copy is offsite, or at least on another hdd. Ideally you ought to save a copy to the cloud if your entire computer chooses to crash.

Upgrade your data copies frequently – It’ll automatically make all of your copies aged if you work in your master copy. So make certain they all get updated each single time you work in the master copy. Be diligent with this – it just takes a couple minutes to-do but should you don’t remember or can’t be troubled, it decreases the ability of the copies.

It’s worth protecting, particularly if you’re in the midst of a big piece of work. Moreover it doesn’t issue in the event you’ve had work released yet or not. You nevertheless wouldn’t need to get rid of a whole novel should you’ve taken time to create one, would you?

Enter normal and great routines – This essentially means make sure you follow the instructions above. Additionally, you ought to occasionally assess the copies are really updating. You may perhaps do this once per week. The final thing that you need is to believe your copy and lose data is excellent – just to open it and discover it is 6 months old.

In a nutshell, take care of your work and understand who to ask for assistance in the event you actually are unlucky enough to loose your data.

Mac Problems In London ?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

City of LondonWhilst browsing my way thru many of the data recovery web sites last night my specific aim was to see if any of them had anything different to talk about. Appearance wise they are much the same – but how far do you trust a snappy looking web site? Well it seems to me that many people will judge the quality of the company’s data recover service by the look and feel of it’s web site. This is an unfortunate situation as some of the worst data recovery companies have the best web sites. My advice in these situations is always to DYOR – Do Your Own Research.

It’s not difficult, just go to Google and type ‘<name> review’, or even if you want a reviews site type something like ‘data recovery reviews’. Interestingly enough there already is a site called this and it provides visitors with the names and contact details of recommended UK data recovery sites. My opinion is that it’s a valuable resource and I’ve used it a couple of times – it’s helped me.

As there are a lot of computer users and data in London I notice that Data Recovery London dot net now has a new web page all about Mac data recovery. Good! a valuable extra information resource to a good website. So now in addition to the general hard disk drive repair and recovery service, their specialist RAID and server support recovery they now have everything Mac related to, so the next time my MacBook Air looses data, I know where to go.

Also I read that Google is now looking at hashtags and maybe integrating them into it’s search results… does this mean I have to start writing #datarecovery after everything? As an interesting experiment I’ll try it for a while and see what happens. In the meantime, thanks for reading and I hope you check back again soon.