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4 Signs your Hard Drive is Failing

4 Signs your Hard Drive is Failing

What are the tell tale warning signs that your hard drive is failing? If you suspect your hard drive is heading towards failure, it's sensible to start backing up your important data before it's too late. Hard drives are sensitive electronic equipment with moving...

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What’s your Data Worth?

What’s your Data Worth?

Have you ever considered the value of the data your store as part of your day-to-day business? What is the true worth of your data? 'Data' is such an impersonal term, when most of the time the data we store is actually incredibly personal. Not only that, our lives and...

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3 Ways to securely Backup your data

3 Ways to securely Backup your data

Data loss is something that can happen unexpectedly. You may be working on an important project and suddenly, everything gets deleted. When things like this happen, it's difficult to recover your data. If you're not familiar with data backup, it's the process of...

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5 Ways to Increase the Lifespan of your Hard Drive

5 Ways to Increase the Lifespan of your Hard Drive

Have you wondered how to increase the lifespan of your hard drive? It is a common misconception that your computer's hard drive will last as long as the computer itself. Although this is true for solid state drives, it is not true for mechanical hard disk drives...

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What are the main causes of data loss in 2022?

What are the main causes of data loss in 2022?

Data loss. Two words that no one wants to hear. Our data is precious to us, sometimes, if we're not careful it's irreplaceable. Think about what our phones and laptops hold: our latest work, our personal information, emails, photographs and our studies - this is our...

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Can Data be Recovered from a Hard Drive With Water Damage?

Can Data be Recovered from a Hard Drive With Water Damage?

Computers and water do not play well with each other, that's a given. But what about the individual components of your computer? Specifically, your computer's hard drive. You know - that collection of mechanical spinning disks that hold all of your work, files and...

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6 Excellent Reasons to Back up and Protect your Data Right Now

6 Excellent Reasons to Back up and Protect your Data Right Now

Backing up our data – we all know we should be doing this regularly to keep our work and digital memories safe. Our lives have been mostly digitised in the past 20-30 years, so the majority of our studies, work, photographs and files are all stored on digital media....

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Should Businesses Encrypt Data for Remote Workers?

Should Businesses Encrypt Data for Remote Workers?

Do I Need to encrypt data for remote workers? Many companies are faced with a dilemma: How do we keep our data secure while maintaining convenient access for home-based or remote workers? Home-based working was on the rise before the pandemic, but the enforced...

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Can you recover photos from a phone that won’t turn on?

Can you recover photos from a phone that won’t turn on?

Can you recover photos from a phone that won’t turn on? Most of us can’t live without our phones in the modern digital age. A dead phone can be easily replaced, but what about its contents? Maybe your phone has become damaged, or maybe you’ve found an old iPhone 3 at...

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What is a Hard Drive Head Crash?

What is a Hard Drive Head Crash?

A head crash is a serious form of damage to a hard disk drive. It requires specialist equipment and expertise to recover data from a drive that has suffered from a head crash. At Recover My Data, we've dealt with hundreds of hard drives and other storage devices with...

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What are the Digital Risks to your Business?

What are the Digital Risks to your Business?

Have you ever thought about the digital risks your business faces? We’re not just talking about computer viruses or replacing old laptops, there are issues which could have a serious effect on your business if they occur. It’s never been more important for businesses...

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HDDs vs SSDs: Which is the best choice?

HDDs vs SSDs: Which is the best choice?

If you're buying a new storage device for your files, photos, and videos then you're probably wondering whether as SSD or HDD is better for your needs. We're experienced data recovery technicians, so we've seen the best and worst of both. We've put together this handy...

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