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A Reference Of Useful Terms And Phrases relating to data recovery


Just like most industries data recovery and IT in general have their own collection of phrases and terminology that can be quite confusing if you are unfamiliar with the industry.

From Data Recovery Software and Hardware to the descriptions of how storage devices fail.

We have put together a special section just for those looking to quest their thirst for knowledge.

The terminology section is built up from suggestions so please use the contact form if you would like a new term describing.

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Areal Density
Areal Density
What is Areal Density? Areal density is the number of bits per square inch of storage surface. Areal density is commonly used as a defining measure of potential storage density in hard drives. In...
Clicking Hard Drive
Clicking Hard Drive
My Drive Is Clicking What Should I Do? Hard drives can make a very interesting collection of noises depending on the problem and the make of the drive but invariably the prognosis is not good. If...
Data Conversion Services
Data Conversion Services
Data migration requirement could arise for a number of different reasons but principally data migration or  data conversion is necessary when companies decide to change the way in which they...
Data Solutions UK Hard drive Repair
Data Solutions UK Hard drive Repair
Data Solutions UK was founded in 2007 and helped build  the first high capacity Data Recovery lab  in the UK to achieve IS0-3 clean room certification. ...
Data Solutions Uk Ltd Sheffield
Data Solutions Uk Ltd Sheffield
Data Solutions UK Established in 2007 the company is involved in  the repair and recovery of data from failed servers, hard drives and solid state storage devices. The company...
Degraded Drive
Degraded Drive
What is A Degraded Hard Drive? Hard drive failures account for nearly 40 percent of data recovery requirements and one aspect of drive failure is hard drive degradation. Essentially a hard drive...
Fragmented Hard Drive
Fragmented Hard Drive
What is A Fragmented Hard Drive? A hard drive consists of a number of different blocks and sectors and this is where your data is actually stored. When you write data to the drive rather than place...
Guzik Spinstand
Guzik Spinstand
Spinstand by Guzik Many universities, research and development organisations and some data recovery companies use the Guzik Spinstand for R&D however its ability to perform any commercial data...
Hard Drive Fragmentation
Hard Drive Fragmentation
Is A Fragmented Drive Bad? Hard Drive Fragmentation - A partially fragmented hard drive in itself is not a severe problem but it will slow down the performance of both writes to and writes...
Hard Drive Head Crash
Hard Drive Head Crash
Is A Head Crash Bad? Yes -  CALL Andy and the team at  R3 Data Recovery for a no obligation quote for HDD repair and recovery. Do not use any Data Recovery or Disc Disk...
Hard Drives Overheating
Hard Drives Overheating
Overheating computers are a sure way to test even the newest hard drive and a principal cause of hard drive degradation and seized motor spindles.   Even in the cleanest conditions and...
Logical Drive Failures
Logical Drive Failures
Data recovery jobs tend to fall into two distinct camps called logical and physical. The term physical is used to describe hard drive and media failures that can be classed as a mechanical failure...
Online Data Backup
Online Data Backup
What is online backup? Anyone who uses or in particular works on a computer is going to need to understand about data backup, what it is, and why it is so important. When you backup your data, you...
Physical Drive Failures
Physical Drive Failures
Hard drive data recovery services tend to fall in the main into two very distinct categories which are often expressed as physical and logical. Physical categories just as the name implies...
Servers
Servers
What Is A Server? A computer which runs a server program and connects to a number of computer over a network is called a server.  CPU speed is not normally critical to a server, but high I/O...
Solid State Drives
Solid State Drives
What Is A Solid State Drive? Solid State Drives (SSD) are a storage medium for data which uses non-volatile NAND flash memory. And come in mainly three sizes :- 1.8 inch, 2.5 inch and 3.5...
USB Flash Drives
USB Flash Drives
What Is A USB Flash Drive? A USB flash drive is a storage device which currently holds between 64Mb and 64GB of data. The type of memory used is NAND flash memory and connects to the computer via...
What Are Bad Sectors
What Are Bad Sectors
Before trying to explain what is a bad sector it would be useful to understand what a sector is or how a drive is structured. In simplistic terms a drive platter or disk is divided into what is known...
What Is Data Recovery
What Is Data Recovery
What Is Data Recovery Data recovery is necessary when the secondary storage media on which data is stored has failed or the file system prevents it from being mounted by the operating...
Accidently Deleted Or Formatted Volumes Help
Accidently Deleted Or Formatted Volumes Help
Do you need Help Recovering From Accidently Deleted Or Formatted Volumes? Providing you storage device (hard drive, NAS, USB Stick, SD CARD, or SSD ) is not faulty R3Cover Data Recovery software ...
Apple Mac Time Capsule Data Recovery
Apple Mac Time Capsule Data Recovery
Get a fixed price quotation for the recovery of your data from a corrupted or failed Apple Time Capsule by calling 0800 999 3282 Apple’s Time Capsule is for many people a reliable form...
Backing Up Your Data: Ignore It At Your Peril
Backing Up Your Data: Ignore It At Your Peril
Backing Up Your Data: Ignore It At Your Peril No one wants data loss, but of all the internet wired people I know, I have yet to meet one who has not, at some point, lost important data. This is...
Becoming a Data Recovery Partner or Reseller
Becoming a Data Recovery Partner or Reseller
For data recovery systems and software sales use the contact form below. There are many ways an IT support company can promote various services in the field of Data Recovery as part of its...
Calculating the failure rate of RAID 0
Calculating the failure rate of RAID 0
In the pursuit of a high performance Server, PC or Laptop we should consider carefully why RAID 0 (RAID Zero) should only be used if combined with a suitable backup solution . Anyone...
Can USB Data Recovery Be Recovered?
Can USB Data Recovery Be Recovered?
When you store important information on a USB device, you take the chance of losing that information. Losing data on a USB can be kind of a mystery, but there are companies out there that can help...
Chkdsk
Chkdsk
CHKDSK Warning never use Chkdsk.exe if you have lost data and suspect the drive to be degrading. Chkdsk (Chkdsk.exe) is a command-line tool that checks volumes for problems. The tool...
Data Recovery Expert
Data Recovery Expert
What is a data recovery expert and when should you use one? Although there are many people who may claim to do data recovery.   It is not just a case of experience, which is...
Data Recovery Methods
Data Recovery Methods
Sometimes, due to unforeseen occurrences, it may become necessary to recover information from your hard drive. For instance, you computer may encounter problems and you need to recover documents. In...
Defragment Hard Drive
Defragment Hard Drive
How Do You Defragment A Hard Drive? Hard drive fragmentation is one of the prime causes of slow computers an a major contributor to unnecessary hard disk wear and tear and head usage. Unfortunately...
Failed Or Degraded Raid Arrays
Failed Or Degraded Raid Arrays
Failed or Degraded Raid Array? Use the contact form or call 0800 999 3282 to get help and advice with your RAID 5 recovery. Raid 5 is where data and parity information are spread...
Failed Or Degraded Raid Arrays Recovery
Failed Or Degraded Raid Arrays Recovery
What Is A Failed or Degraded Raid Array? Raid 5 is where data and parity information are spread across at least 3 disk drives of the same size and type. Raid systems are prone to the...
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
What Is A Hard Disk Drive? A hard disk drive is known as a hard drive, hard disk or fixed disk drive. Hard drives have platters with magnetic surfaces that rotate rapidly. Digitally...
Hard Drive Platters
Hard Drive Platters
What Are Hard Drive Platters? A hard drive platter is essentially a disc made from aluminium or glass and ceramic substrate.  During the manufacturing process of the disc, a thin coating of...
Hard Drive Platters Pictures
Hard Drive Platters Pictures
What Are Hard Drive Platters? A hard drive platter is essentially a disc made from aluminium or glass and ceramic substrate.  During the manufacturing process of the disc, a thin coating of...
Hard Drive Repairs & Hard Drive Platters
Hard Drive Repairs & Hard Drive Platters
Why Certified Clean Rooms Are Essential For Hard Drive Repair A hard drive platter is essentially a disc made from aluminium or glass and ceramic substrate. During the manufacturing...
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Speed
Are Larger Capacity Hard Drives Faster? Warning ! : Do not run data recovery software on any drive suspected of slowing down due to motor wear, electronic / firmware problems, physical...
Head Crash
Head Crash
What Happens When A Disk Head Crashes? A head crash can be one if not the most destructive of hard drive failures, but what happens when a disk head crashes? Inside your drive there are a number...
IPDRA
IPDRA
IPDRA -  International Professional Data Recovery Association For more information about IPDRA click the link here Both the IPDRA forum and the Data Recovery Blog have...
Istorage Diskgenie Version1 Certification Award
Istorage Diskgenie Version1 Certification Award
iStorage Limited iStorage diskGenie Version 1 DATE 2 nd August 2010 AUTHORISED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE CESG INFORMATION ASSURANCE ...
Maxtor Hard Drives
Maxtor Hard Drives
Maxtor like many computer technology companies is relatively young and began its life in 1982 and was founded by James McCoy, Jack Swartz, and Raymond Niedzwiecki who notably where all ex IBM...
Protect Yourself Before Your Hard Drive Crashes
Protect Yourself Before Your Hard Drive Crashes
Protect Yourself Before Your Hard Drive Crashes Almost everyone who has used a computer has experienced a hard drive problem at some point. Are you prepared to lose your data? If your hard drive...
R3 Data Recovery Ltd
R3 Data Recovery Ltd
R3 Data Recovery Ltd  Data Recovery Companies in the UK . Providing a reliable and friendly data recovery service to resellers and partners throughout Europe by providing a...
R3coverchk Release Announced By Abc Data Recovery
R3coverchk Release Announced By Abc Data Recovery
R3Cover ® CHK release - The DRC Directory   Following the successful introduction of R3Cover Data Recovery software for Windows and Mac the team at abc Data Recovery Ltd are developing...
Raid 0 Recovery
Raid 0 Recovery
RAID 0 recovery Description As RAID 0 arrays, sometimes referred to as striped arrays or striped volumes are not true RAID as there is no redundancy.  In RAID 0 the data is...
Ruggedized Hard Drives
Ruggedized Hard Drives
Ruggedized hard drives . Computer systems of one shape or form are utilised in a number of different areas and although most of us will be familiar with our desktop or laptop computer systems...
Seagate Data Recovery
Seagate Data Recovery
Need help recovering your data from a failed or faulty Seagate Hard Drive ? Firmware or physical fault. Seized Spindle Degradation File Corruption Call a seagate data recovery expert for a fixed...
Seagate Hard Drives
Seagate Hard Drives
Seagate was first founded in 1979 by Alan Shugart and Finis Conner and was originally called Shugart Technology and the companies first product was a 5mb hard disc which proved very popular at the...
Search Terms For Data Recovery
Search Terms For Data Recovery
Do you need help with lost data, damaged memory stick, failed hard disk repair or a degraded Raid Array  ?  Get free advice and information from R3 Data Recovery   - ...
SSD Utility Suite™
SSD Utility Suite™
LC Technology solves TRIM related issues for SSD’s, introduces “SSD Utility Suite™” Nottingham, United Kingdom –1st June, 2010 — LC Technology International ,...
Understanding Linux Data Backup And Recovery
Understanding Linux Data Backup And Recovery
Linux provides numerous options for configuring storage, such as Logical Volume Management (LVM), Software RAID (metadisks), and many various filesystem types. After a full system failure, recovering...
What Is a San
What Is a San
What is a SAN? Storage solutions tend to come with a variety of acronyms and unless you work in the IT industry these can sometimes be a bit confusing to say the least. SAN stands for...
What is Data Deduplication
What is Data Deduplication
What Is Data Deduplication? In any IT infrastructure over time a business will generate a huge amount of duplicate data in the form of e-mails, word files, presentations and so on. Whilst...
What Is Hard Drive Smart
What Is Hard Drive Smart
What Does Smart Do? Data on a hard disk is stored in a magnetised layer effectively on one of the drives internal platters. The internal platters are extremely sensitive and due to a number of...
What is NAS
What is NAS
What is NAS? NAS stands for network attached storage (not to be confused with SAN which is an external storage network). Unlike SAN NAS units are physically attached to a local network and are...
Why Do Hard Drive Sectors Go Bad
Why Do Hard Drive Sectors Go Bad
We all like to think of the good old days when all mechanical devices where over engineered and sometimes lasted a life time (and beyond) but hard drive do have a limited life expectancy and this...
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Fri Jun 21 19:07:00 BST 2013
Traditional network management systems haven’t adapted to the scale demanded by
Fri Jun 21 15:28:00 BST 2013

Is the aging x86 instruction set the right one for the future? At the GigaOm Structure 2013 show Wednesday, proponents of different chip architectures staged the latest version of this ongoing debate. Structure is an eight-year old show meant to showcase the latest technologies and trends.

AMD general manager Andrew Feldman said AMD has bet on ARM becoming the chip architecture of the future in cloud data centers, as well as client devices where it already predominates. "In 60 years of the computer industry, smaller, lower-cost components have always won out over more expensive ones. In the future we believe it's going to be the ARM processor," he said. Furthermore, ARM will occupy smaller, simpler "single-socket servers" that will be used to build out cloud data centers and ready to deliver services to a compatible ARM processor on millions of mobile devices.

The x86 instruction set was designed for personal computers and has grown into the role of power servers. But "the mentality that one size fits all" is colliding with new conditions, warned Feldman. "The cloud does the compute work for the client," and therefore ARM-based servers are being built through the HP Moonshot project or SeaMicro SM 1500 servers.

Two thirds of the people in the world still lack access to the Internet. They'll get it, not through desktops and laptops, but through phones powered by ARM chips. In 2012, eight billion ARM CPUs were manufactured and sold, or 20 times the volume of x86 chips, he said.

Fri Jun 21 14:00:00 BST 2013
OpenStack platform is aimed at advanced cloud users; Puppet adds Red Hat certification; Avaya
Thu Jun 20 18:58:00 BST 2013
Flash is a great fit for applications that rely on atomic writes, such as finance and inventory,
Thu Jun 20 17:47:00 BST 2013
Startup Cumulus Networks launches a Linux-based network operating system designed for low-cost
Thu Jun 20 16:21:00 BST 2013
The Wi-Fi Alliance is now certifying interoperability of 802.11ac products for the consumer and
Wed Jun 19 21:27:00 BST 2013
Microsoft will pay researchers as much as $100,000 in cash for software vulnerabilities, a change
Wed Jun 19 20:40:00 BST 2013
Startup Cumulus Networks announced a Linux-based network operating system that runs on commodity
Wed Jun 19 17:14:00 BST 2013
Small and midsize companies with a self-assured approach to technology are more apt to use IT to
Tue Jun 18 20:19:00 BST 2013
With IT management becoming increasing more complex, administrators need all the help they can get.
Tue Jun 18 20:15:00 BST 2013
Video traffic is rapidly changing as trends like streaming video continue to surge. IT teams should
Tue Jun 18 17:18:00 BST 2013
Consumerization of technology could kill off the IT department by 2020, according to Forrester
Tue Jun 18 13:26:00 BST 2013
Restrictive BYOD policies will fail because humans have a compulsive attachment to mobile devices.
Mon Jun 17 20:53:00 BST 2013
Not only does CEO Meg Whitman seem to have a solid strategy, but there's plenty of evidence it's
Mon Jun 17 19:43:00 BST 2013
There's talk that 802.11ac requires 10Gig uplinks to support maximum throughput. But you may not
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