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Top 10 DIY Data Recovery Fails

For anyone looking to brave a do-it-yourself (DIY) project, the internet has a wealth of knowledge, even for DIY data recovery. Whether it is baking a dinosaur cake or fixing the kitchen sink, you can find step-by-step instructions for just about anything and it is no different for DIY data recovery. What is different is the risk you are taking when attempting to recover data without a professional. Unlike baking …Read More

How to Handle a Corrupted Hard Drive

When your hard drive is corrupted, it may seem impossible to retrieve the data. However, recovering data from a corrupted hard drive isn’t impossible if you have the right expertise. The first step in recovering your data is to look at what caused the corruption. There are many reasons why data corruption occurs – let’s look at a few of them.   In many cases, a corrupted hard drive can occur …Read More

No Summer Break for Data Loss

Over the years, we have noticed a trend of increased data loss during the summer months. Extreme heat and summer storms are often the culprits behind these losses.  We have put together some helpful tips to avoid summer data loss. Knowing this is a common problem, computer users need to pay special attention to protecting their valuable data. From intense heat, to major natural disasters, there are a variety of …Read More

Avoiding Data Loss in Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update has been live for a few weeks now, bringing with it a host of tweaks and features intended to help PC users become more productive. Despite all this “newness”, some things remain unchanged, like the importance of protecting your data. Windows 10 Creators Update brings a set of nifty tools to help reduce the chances of data loss.  If you use them all, your files and …Read More

Users of Virtual Platforms are Victims of Data Loss Because of Their Own Mistakes

Users of virtual platforms are victims of data loss because of their own mistakes Virtualization is still a major issue when it comes to a company’s IT infrastructure. As the technology matures, the benefits remain the same:  lower hardware costs, lower energy consumption and less administrative work hours for maintaining the guest operating systems and applications. Market analysts from Gartner estimate that companies already reach an internal server virtualization rate …Read More

How to React When Your Data is Corrupted?

Have you ever seen a corrupted digital picture or were unable to open a file inside of an application due to data corruption? You are not alone. Data corruption is far more common than one might think. Since the beginning of the computer era, users have dealt with data corruption. Data corruption, in simple words, means that the data inside of a file has been altered from its original state. …Read More

How Kroll Ontrack Recovered the Data Stored on Space Shuttle Columbia’s Hard Drives

February 1th, 2003, after 17 days in space, Space Shuttle Columbia was set to land at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:16 am and complete the STS-107 mission. It was approximately 9:00 am when the disaster occurred. CNN live broadcasted the shuttle disintegrating above the state of Texas. The cause of the crash was due to a piece of thermal insulation foam that came off the shuttle just 80 seconds …Read More

Double Murder

Among the most amazing cases of data recovery that Kroll Ontrack has seen is about a double murder investigation. A woman had been found dead at her home next to another dead body that she apparently had not known. Suspicion was first raised against her husband, who was also in the house at the time of the incident, but he had no recollection of what could have happened, so the …Read More

Kroll Ontrack Helps to Eliminate Funding for Ransomware Criminals

Kroll Ontrack helps to eliminate funding for Ransomware criminals.  Kroll Ontrack has developed a set of solutions to restore corporate data fast and eliminate payments in the event of a Ransomware attack. Ransomware is a lucrative crime Payments to Ransomware criminals are expected to reach over one billion dollars in 2017. New attacks are being reported daily and they are not expected to decline anytime in the near future. Anyone …Read More

What is the Future of SATA and SAS SSDs?

Solid State Drives (SSDs) have become more and more prevalent over the years and are starting to become the norm for home computing devices. They are also now used extensively in enterprise-class systems that rely on data storage that is not only reliable, but able to maintain high data read/write speeds as well. However, as the demand for better performance and reliability increases, so does the need for more modern …Read More