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Intelligent Carving: The Future of Data Recovery

In a recent article “Content Aware Recovery and Data Carving Explained”, I wrote about some of the more advanced algorithms used in contemporary data recovery tools. While these methods are often called “file carving”, “signature search” or “content-aware recovery”, the underlying principle is similar between them. The differences between advanced data recovery algorithms are minor, yet they do in fact affect the end result. In today’s post, we’re going to peek into the future.

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Content Aware Recovery and Data Carving Explained

If you are shopping for a data recovery tool, you have probably seen manufacturers mention things like “file carving”, “signature search” or “content-aware recovery”. What are these, is there any difference between these technologies, and do they really help recover more data? Read this article to find out!

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Why and How Deleted Files Can Be Undeleted

With the many data recovery products offering to undelete your deleted files in a matter of minutes, have you ever wondered just how exactly it works, and why it’s at all possible? In this article, we’ll have a look at what Windows does when deleting a file, and what those tools do to reverse it.

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Recovering Fragmented Files

Fragmentation. Hurting computer performance and making your files less recoverable, fragmentation can become your worst enemy when it comes to recovering lost data. Why does that happen, what can be done to recover fragmented files, and how to avoid fragmentation in the first place? Read along to find out.

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Recovering Data from Failed Samsung EVO SSD’s

The solid-state storage technology has reached maturity. It does not mean that flash-based storage media is as robust or as reliable as traditional mechanical hard drives; it merely means that we’ve reached the point where SSD manufacturers are no longer working on improving the main qualities of their devices, instead concentrating their efforts on delivering more gigabytes per dollar.

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Recovering Data from Failed Hard Drives

While in our experience human error accounts for roughly 80% of all occurrences of data loss, the other 20% are hardware failures. Today we are going to discuss a special case of recovering information from still working, but barely breathing magnetic hard drives.

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Recovering Data from SSD Drives

In the first article called “How SSD Drives Permanently Erase Deleted Data” we described the reasons for SSD drives to erase your data permanently as soon as you erase a file, quick-format the disk or delete a partition. Sounds scary, doesn’t it? However, this is not always the case. More often than not, your files will still be there on the SSD drive, ready to be recovered. Let’s see when this happens.

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How SSD Drives Permanently Erase Deleted Data

In the last series consisting of two articles “How Data Recovery Works” and “How Carving Works”, we looked at how Windows deletes files and how information is left on the hard drive and not automatically erased or overwritten. Well, this is not always the case with SSD drives. In this article we’ll see why.

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