Friday, July 29, 2011

Angie's List

Data Recovery New England is proud to announce that we have joined Angie's List.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Digital Voice Recorder

We had a successful recovery for a digital voice recorder. The first one we had ever worked on. It was quite an interesting challenge, but well worth the effort when we saw the mp3. files being recovered.

Friday, July 15, 2011

What kind of drive should I buy?

In our experience most drives on the market have been mediocre. If anything, the quality of the drives seems to be declining slightly this year. We have seen quite a few $300 drives fail within their first week of life, a couple the day after purchase.

As a result of this we always recommend that our customers purchase the drive which is least expensive based on the size they need. There does not seem to be an appreciable cost-benefit advantage for buying the more expensive models at this time. Of course, always backup your data regardless of the drive you buy, in the long run this will save you more money than any investment you initially make on a drive purchase.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tip of the Day

Backup, Backup, Backup...

Every hard drive ever made will die, even the one in the computer you're using to read this blog right now. It's an unfortunate fact of life, some will die of old age, others may suffer an accidental demise like dropping your laptop or if your house gets flooded.

So many of our customers thought it couldn't happen to them... until it did. Easy preventative measures can save you hundreds of dollars or even thousands in the worst cases.

It's best to have two extra copies of your data. There is your main data, i.e. the one in your computer, this is the original not a copy. A secondary physical copy, i.e. a flash drive or external hard drive that is close at hand can insure that if something happens you have quick and easy access to the spare, but is not helpful if something happens to the physical location you are in. A third copy which is stored at a different secure location will fill in this gap. This last, often overlooked piece is finally gaining popularity as more and more companies are offering online or offsite data backup and storage.

Getting Started

Data Recovery New England is happy to announce that we started a blog to keep all of our customers informed about the latest happenings in the data recovery field. We hope that this will not only benefit our existing customers but will provide useful information for everyone interested in computers and the data industry.