Tag Archives: Hard Drive

Creating the software mdadm RAID in Linux

The importance of reliable data storage is obvious to any level of user. Especially nowadays, when the amount of stored data is growing at an extra rate, regardless of whether this data is personal (the photo and video collections) or corporate (financial and project documentation, scientific research results, etc.). One of the tools to help solve the data storage problem to a certain extent is based on the creation of RAID disk arrays. In this article we will explain how to create a software RAID in Linux.

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How Data Gets Lost

Working in data recovery business, we hear all sorts of stories with one thing in common: in the end, the data is lost. What are the most common factors contributing to the loss of data, and how one can protect themselves against such a loss? Read along to find out.

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Recovering Encrypted and Compressed Data

Data compression and encryption are like fashion: they get popular one day, and lose their perceived importance the other day. The cycle repeats itself regularly. Today, data encryption is trendy, while real-time compression is once again out of fashion. Let’s see what types of encryption (and compression) are available to a Windows user, and what you can do if you lost data that was compressed or encrypted.

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Recovering Hybrid HDD’s: Easier Than You Might Think

With the advent of ultra-fast SSD drives, nearly everyone was toying with the idea of replacing their big, loud and power-hungry hard drive with a slim and silent SSD. The extremely high speed of SSD drives is, however, countered by their high cost per gigabyte of storage, which in term limits the practically affordable maximum capacity of such disks to between half a gig and one gigabyte (as of mid-2015).

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Linux File Systems: What You Need to Know

Linux. Lots and lots of people are using one or more Linux devices without realizing it. Android phones are running a variation of Linux, with their internal storage formatted in one of the Linux-supported file systems. Ubuntu is also a version of Linux. Many Web servers and nearly all NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices run an embedded version of Linux. Your home Wi-Fi router is probably Linux. Even your digital camera is most probably running embedded Linux! Chances are, your refrigerator and coffee maker will run Linux, sooner or later.

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Recovering Data from Disks with Missing Partitions

In this article, we’ll discuss the different approaches to recover files from disks with missing partitions, messed up partition tables and/or MBR record.

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Cloud Backups: Are They Good Enough to Secure Your Data?

Having a backup strategy is often cited as the best way to protect information against data loss. Today, we’ll look at a particular type of backups that use cloud storage to sync and back up your files.

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Recovering Data with Read/Write Errors

If you cannot access data stored on a properly configured computer, receiving errors or having your computer freeze for several seconds (or hang up completely), you may have a problem with the hard drive (assuming you’re not having a virus, that is).

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