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Don't Panic! How to Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive

If the components in your drive are still functioning, you can recover the data yourself. If there's mechanical damage, send it to the pros. PM's complete guide to getting your files back.Let's dispense with the I-told-you-sos. If you find yourself facing a data recovery job, then you have probably forgotten the cardinal rule of computing: [...]

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Windows 10, Day One

Last night, as promised, I installed Windows 10 on my own personal laptop. I left everything to chance. I didn’t back up my data. Hell, I set my Lenovo ThinkPad X240 on the floor of a pizza parlor in San Francisco—dongle and all—and let it install totally unattended.Then, I woke my precious laptop to discover [...]

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Sony Jumps into Drone Business for Enterprises

The drones are officially taking over. Not content to cede the market for autonomous vehicles to Amazon and Google, Sony announced today that it is launching a joint venture to design and build drones for enterprise clients. The project is being led by Sony Mobile Communications, Sony’s mobile phone and device subsidiary, in collaboration with ZMP, [...]

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Why It Is Very Difficult to Delete Important Information From SSDs: Study Results

Even if new generation data storage devices indicate that files have been deleted, 75% of information stored on them can still be stored on flash-memory based storage devices - according to the study's results presented at the Usenix FAST 11 conference in California. In some cases SSD wrongly indicates that files were "deleted securely", although [...]

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The components inside a USB drive

The Components inside a USB Drive:1 USB Standard, Male A-plug2 USB mass storage controller device3 Test point4 Flash memory chip5 Crystal oscillator6 LED (Optional)7 Write-protect switch (Optional)8 Space for second flash memory chip

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World's First 200GB microSD Card Arrives!

There isn't any troll in the title. The "World's Largest microSD" card sized at 200GB is now officially available for purchasing from Amazon and number of retailers.So, Is your 16GB, or 32GB, or even 64GB smartphone not enough to store all your data in one place?Order a Sandisk's new high-capacity microSD card from Amazon now. [...]

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How to Recover Data When Your Hard Drive Goes Belly Up!

Imagine this: you're busy working on your computer and need to access documents saved on your external hard drive. You connect it, get ready to find your data, and...nothing happens. Your hard drive isn't working. Uh oh. Before you panic, there are several things you can try on your own before calling in the pros.Data [...]

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There are many different opinions on how to sanitize a drive of all of its data or viruses.

There are many different opinions on how to sanitize a drive of all of its data or viruses. We think we have the best solution at Effective Electronics, LLC (www.effectiveelectronics.com). We specialize in DOD (Department of Defense) testing and wiping of hard drives. The equipment we use is regarded as some of the best in [...]

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How To: Recover Data from a Hard Drive

How To: Recover Data from a Hard DriveDoes your hard drive make a buzzing noise when you turn it on? Or does it make clicking noises or not spin up? Well, in this video I will show you how to fix this fairly common problem which is caused by the drive's heads getting stuck on [...]

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