It’s a message you dread to see. When you plug in your external hard drive and see a fatal error message on your screen, you wonder what could possibly be wrong? With your crucial data stored in your external drive, you just hope against hope that everything is going to be okay. The last thing you need is for your external hard drive to fail you.
Understanding why fatal errors occur can help you do the right thing. Here are the possible reasons why fatal errors occur on your external hard drive.
Fortunately, you can fix these fatal errors. There are nine ways to do it. The first of which is to restart your PC. This is probably the simplest solution you can resort to when you see a fatal error message but it’s worth a try. Hopefully the message goes away when you plug in your external drive.
If that doesn’t work, you can try swapping USB ports.
You can also check if your drive is getting a good supply of power.
Consider checking your USB cable. It’s bound to fail as well. When it does, change it.
Another thing you can do to check on your external hard drive is to try it on another PC.
If the fatal error message is still showing up, try rescanning your external hard drive.
A fatal error message occurs because your external hard drive has some serious issues. Find out what these issues are by checking the Device Manager.
Use the Windows hard drive error checking tool to scan for errors. This solution might be too techy for some folks. Nonetheless, here are the steps to go about it.
If all else fails, seek professional help. The experts from the Harddriverecovery.org are trained to diagnose hard drive problems and at the same time, provide the most reasonable solution to the problem.
While their basic hard drive recovery services include repairs of various external hard drives, they specialize in recovering data from both Seagate and Western Digital. So if your external hard drive is a Seagate or a Western Digital, there’s no need to download the troubleshooting software that comes with it. Your external hard drive is safer in the hands of the experts.
The blog article Fatal Errors On External Hard Drives: Here’s How You Can Fix Them was initially published on http://www.harddriverecovery.org
In two of its recent blog posts, Hard Drive Recovery Group discusses the ease of data recovery in most instances of data loss and also discusses a very powerful disk tool for Windows called PowerShell. The posts continue the data recovery service's dedication to customer education in the realm of hard drives, solid state drives and data protection.
In the post, "Recovering Data From A Hard Drive Can Be Easy, According To Study", Hard Drive Recovery Group discusses options in cases of data loss. While a catastrophic hard drive failure can seem like an absolutely devastating situation (or even worse for those that need RAID data recovery) for most businesses and consumers, the fact is that there are certainly a few different avenues to take in order to recover the data on the drive. It also talks about the fact that many people simply assume that using a free data recovery software is going to be the source of data salvation.
"One of the dirty little secrets of the data recovery software industry is that some of the applications out there actually damage the ability of a person to recover their data," said Maureen Davies, spokesperson for Hard Drive Recovery Group. "There tends to be a lot of calls from customers who first try to recover their files with a data recovery software, fail, and then call a data recovery service. The issue is that this often increases the cost of what originally might have been a very basic data recovery service."
Data recovery software typically comes without a warranty in order to protect the developer. But, this can often lead to a lack of accountability, particularly with Mac computers. Meanwhile, if a hard drive has actually physically failed, these products are all but useless.
"Hard Drive Recovery Group always offers a free over the phone evaluation to all potential customers with data loss issues of any kind," said Davies. "Certainly there is no obligation, and to be able to pick the brain of a very experienced data recovery engineer is hugely helpful to most people, particularly if they have very little hard disk experience."
In a second post, entitled, "Use PowerShell To Look Up Disk Information", the company talks about Windows PowerShell, an application that allows more experienced users to call up information about a hard disk that can be helpful for diagnosis. This is an entirely free application that is built in to almost any version of Windows, and can clarify a lot for users.
"While it may seem very technically difficult, the Windows PowerShell can provide a lot of information that not only helps the customer, but any technician that may be working with a hard drive," said Davies. "A lot of customers tend to get squeamish when they first see the old school DOS-like interface of the PowerShell, but its ease of use is quite remarkable."
While tools like PowerShell can be helpful in diagnosing a failed or crashed hard drive, particularly when it comes to secondary drives, the tool is mainly informational in nature. But, it can provide a clue that savvy customers can work with to assess where they should focus their attention when it comes to data loss, even with RAID array setups.
"In essence, the more informed a customer is about the condition of their hard drive, the more likely they are to understand what kind of service or software they should be looking for," said Davies. "This certainly doesn't provide any specific data recovery processes per se, but it does offer rock solid information. And in the end, as with anything, the more informed a data recovery customer is, the more satisfied he or she is going to be!"
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Apple never fails to excite us. It always gives us something new to look forward to. With their latest iPadOS, we’re, again, tickled with excitement but what is it really about? How different is it from the operating system that we’ve all gotten used to?
We’ll go through each feature of the iPadOS but before we get right into it, here’s something to take note of.
With the misconception cleared up, let's now look at the features of the iPadOS. Let’s start with their multitasking feature.
The Apple stylus just got a lot smarter. Take a look at how the iPadOS has transformed it.
Give your fingers a break. The iPadOS includes all the gestures that can help you edit messages or documents easily.
Introducing the latest innovative feature called Sidecar.
Another exciting feature of the iPadOS is that you can finally use an external storage with your iPad. Yes, finally you can plug one into your iPad.
These are just a handful of features that you can expect from iPadOS. One thing is for sure, you’ll be able to store more data with it. While that could be exciting, it could also be a downside especially if the hard drive fails. Suffice to say, even the external storage could fail as well.
That shouldn’t derail from experiencing the iPadOS because the guys at from the Harddriverecovery.org can help you with your Mac, in case of a hard drive failure. These guys are trained to perform https://www.harddriverecovery.org/mac-data-recovery/ so that the life span of your Apple hardware is extended and your data are secure.
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Need more space on your Mac? Well, it’s probably time to clean it up. You could do it manually or use a couple of programs that can help you save some of your precious time. Either way, you can clean up your Mac to have more space.
The first thing you can do is to check all your files. This way, you’ll know what’s taking up so much space and you can delete the files that you don’t really need.
You can also use a software than can help you find duplicate files.
Moving your files to the cloud is another practical way to clean up your Mac. You might have to pay for a cloud service. It depends on what you choose.
For more space on your Mac, consider clearing caches and removing temporary files.
If you really need more space, you can either upgrade your internal storage or get yourself an external drive.
Obviously, it’s pretty easy to clean up your Mac. It’s something you can do yourself. Simple tasks such as finding and deleting files are a no-brainer. But what if you accidentally delete something and you’re not able to find it anymore? There’s a possibility that you can end up doing that while cleaning up your Mac.
If you seemed to have deleted a file accidentally, you would need someone who is trained to do a Mac data recovery. A https://www.harddriverecovery.org/professional-data-recovery.html firm is what you will need to find that someone.
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In two of its recent blog posts, Hard Drive Recovery Group discusses the availability of external hard drives for iPhone and iPad, as well as broaches the question of what situations a user may need a hard drive recovery service for. The posts continue the data recovery service's educational series on backup, data protection and safety intended on informing customers.
In the post entitled, "Using External Drives With Your iPad or iPhone is Now Possible", Hard Drive Recovery Group discusses a brand new feature that is slated to come with iOS13 and iPad OS, both of which are slated to be released later in 2019. That feature, of course, is the ability for iPad and iPhone users to attach Lightning-based external hard drives or with an adapter, USB3 external drives. This can greatly lessen the need for Mac oriented data recovery.
"This can only be seen as a major win for people who own iPhone or iPad computers," said Maureen Davies, spokesperson for Hard Drive Recovery Group. "One of the key difficulties that many people who own smartphones or tablets is that typically it is not possible to backup data without an intermediary device such as a PC or Mac. This will make Mac related backups quick and painless, and enable users to be far more consistent."
The post highlights the relative ease of working with an iPad/External hard drive combination, particularly as it relates to the copying of files. One of the additional bonuses is that the devices with iOS13 will allow third party apps to import files directly from an external drive, which enables the user to avoid using the Files or Photos feature. The result is a more streamlined, simple to use file transfer process that finally mirrors the relative ease available to Windows users.
"Taking a look at Mac products, there are usually more hoops to jump through when it comes to working within the Operating System, so these recent feature additions are hugely welcome," said Davies. "As the data on an Apple device gets safer, and is easy to backup, users can avoid the often steep price of Mac data recovery."
In a second post, entitled "Why You Need A Hard Drive Recovery Service", discusses some of the main reasons why hard drive crashes occur, and what a user can do in the event that files are accidentally deleted.
"One of the simplest problems to solve that causes the most user panic tends to be deleted files," said Davies. "Fortunately, the amount of data recovery software online that is built specifically for this purpose tends to be quite vast. Professional data recovery services rarely have to get involved with these minor file problems, simply because there are so many software based solution to it."
While accidental deletions tend to be much less problematic for users, actual physical damage to a solid state drive or Mac hard disk drive platters or heads can make for difficult situations. In cases like these, there is almost no alternative to dealing with a professional, bona fide hard drive recovery service.
"One of the mistakes that technically or mechanically knowledgeable people tend to commit the most is opening a hard drive and attempting to fix the drive by purchasing additional hard drive parts," said Davies. "The issue with many of these do-it-yourself repairs is simply that users tend to make errors that can literally destroy their data and make it inaccessible even to a professional. Once that line is crossed and the media or data is damaged, there is no turning back."
Davies recommends that a data recovery service be called immediately in these situations, particularly if there appears to be some kind of electronic problem or clicking sound.
"A user that understands when it's time to get help will be rewarded during the recovery process," said Davies.
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Interestingly, you can. I didn’t think it was possible unit I came across this article and got curious about it. Apparently, there is a way for Mac users to recover some of their deleted files from a USB flash drive.
For you to use your Mac to recover deleted files from your USB flash drive, you would need a software to get it done. You can make use of the various flash drive data recovery software for Mac but according to the article, the Disk Drill 3 is the best.
It’s not enough to know that the Disk Drill 3 is the best software you can use on your Mac to recover data from your USB flash drive. To make sure that your deleted data are safe and retrievable, you need to know how the software works.
As a matter of fact, you need more than just a bird’s eye view on how any flash drive data recovery software works on Mac. Whether you choose to use the Disk Drill 3 or not, you need to learn more about the software. That way, you can successfully recover deleted data.
If you decide to use the Disk Drill 3, you’re on the right path. One of the reasons why that particular software is highly recommended is because of its promise to keep data private. Data privacy is a crucial element in any data recovery software.
It’s no wonder why the Disk Drill 3 has been downloaded 10 million times. Seems like a lot of people are trusting it to get back their deleted data from their USB flash drive.
Here are a couple of features that make the Disk Drill 3 a trusted data recovery software.
Here are the steps in using the Disk Drill 3.
The Disk Drill 3 software seems pretty easy to use. Unfortunately, ease-of-use is not enough for you to trust any kind of software. What you need from a flash drive data recovery software is the guarantee that you’re going to get back your files. If that guarantee depends on your knowledge of the software, then think twice about using it.
This is not to contradict the fact that the Disk Drill 3 is the best. It probably is the best; but if I have to learn more about it to successfully recover my files, then there’s just no guarantee that human error could get in the way.
I am staunch believer that https://www.harddriverecovery.org/hard-drive-recovery-service.html shouldn’t be delivered by amateurs. There are https://www.harddriverecovery.org/data-recovery-experts.html who can do the job very well.
The article Recovering Deleted Files From USB: Can You Do It On Mac? is courtesy of The Hard Drive Recovery Group Blog
In two of its latest blog posts, Hard Drive Recovery Group discusses data security and electronic identity protection, a subject of particular importance consider the current furor over the FTC's Equifax Data Breach Settlement. The posts are part of a continuing series of articles stressing data protection and safety with an aim to help data recovery customers safeguard their data to avoid future mishaps.
In the post entitled "Is There A Difference Between Data Security And Data Privacy", Hard Drive Recovery Group breaks down two concepts that are inextricably linked, and yet somewhat different than each other. As stated in the article, "you can have security without privacy, but you cannot have privacy without security."
"The realm of data security is one in which larger companies are more likely to be the stakeholders, as they tend to collect reams of data about customers, vendors and other stakeholders," said Maureen Davies, spokesperson for Hard Drive Recovery Group. "Meanwhile, data privacy laws and regulations are typically created to protect the data of the individual, and hold up companies with bad data security policies to critical scrutiny."
While it is not typically possible for individuals to have control over their personal data once it has been divulged to a business, data privacy tools do prevent unauthorized corporate actors from profiting from that same data. These tools may include specialized browser extensions, encrypted messaging, proxies and ad blockers. Keeping data safely backed up also helps.
Companies have a much more critical responsibility to keep their customers and prospects data private and tend to use data security tools such as identity and access management, data loss prevention and masking software. Enterprise servers such as Exchange and Oracle tend to offer robust security technologies as well.
Meanwhile, in a second blog post entitled "Is Your Electronic Identity Safe", Hard Drive Recovery Group looks at some solid techniques to enable individual users to keep their personal data as safe as possible without going to absurd extremes. In today's social media-heavy environment, it may seem difficult to consider, but one of the key points to securing your electronic identity is shockingly simple: do not be too giving about personal information on the web.
"One of the most difficult things for many people to understand these days is that everything you put on the Internet, including at places like Instagram and Facebook, puts you at risk for some kind of electronic identity theft," said Davies. "It is important when using any kind of social media to make sure privacy settings are correct for a user's comfort level. Checking privacy settings monthly will help ensure there are no ugly surprises down the line."
While it remains a very important idea to shred all documents with personal information on them such as old tax records, W-2s and others, hard drives, thumb drives and mobile devices can provide a new avenue for identity thieves. It is always critical for a privacy concerned citizen to install a digital data shredder such as the freely available Eraser program. Other titles include WipeFile, Freeraser and Secure Eraser, each of which tackle digital data-shredding in a similar way.
"The beauty of digital shredder programs is that they tend to be automatic, and it is often possible to delete data to extremely highly secure levels," said Davies. "Another bonus is that these shredders tend to be either free or extremely cheap, meaning there really isn't an economic reason to not install them automatically."
As a data recovery service provider responsible for recovering thousands of terabytes of data per month from both companies and individuals, Hard Drive Recovery Group has always had a robust security policy when it comes to data. But even individuals can safeguard data easily - as long as social media is kept at arm's length.
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Data loss is a scary scenario. Everything stops when you lose critical data. Unless you have backups to rely on, you can just move on and do what you’re supposed to do.
Granted that your backups are good, you would still have to recover your lost data from your hard drive. As a safety measure, you just have to do it.
You can’t leave your critical data stored in a useless hard drive. Remember, someone could always steal critical data from a disposed hard drive. Hence, you really have to recover data from it, no matter what.
Now, that could be a tedious task for you to do, especially if you’re not a techy person. Even if you are, would have all the time in the world to do it?
According to a study, you wouldn’t have to fret over recovering data from a hard drive.
Whether you’re a techy or a non-techy person, relying on a data recovery service is the easiest way to go about data loss. One good example of a data recovery service is the Harddriverecovery.org. This particular data recovery service is composed of trained technicians who can diagnose, secure, and most importantly, recover your precious data.
So why go through the trouble of dong it yourself? Unfortunately, there are some folks who take it upon themselves to recover their lost data. According to the study, some of these folks end up using recovery software to recover their lost data.
Choosing to use a recovery software is big risk. Although there’s nothing wrong with it, you just have to make sure that you will be able to recover your critical data with it. If that recovery software fails you, the chances of getting back your data become slimmer.
Even the trained technicians from the Harddriverecovery.org will ask you first if you had used a data recovery software. This is part of their service. Before anything else, they will diagnose your hard drive.
So, if you’re not sure about the recovery software, don’t even bother with it. Save yourself the trouble because if it doesn’t work out, you’ll be ending up going to a recovery service for help. The bottom line is, don’t try to do it yourself by relying on a recovery software.
The most that you can do yourself when recovering lost data is to check your Recycle Bin. If you’re lucky enough to see your files there, then you can just easily restore them back to your desktop. It will just take a couple of clicks to do that. Obviously, that is something that you can do yourself.
Now, what if you can’t find your files in the Recycle Bin? What are you to do? Spare yourself the trouble and take it from the OneWorldHerald.com study. Don’t do it yourself. Instead, rely on trained technicians from a reliable recovery service.
That said, always keep in mind that harddriverecovery.org/hard-drive-data-recovery.html is not a job for you to do. Even the study says so.
The following article Recovering Data From A Hard Drive Can Be Easy, According To Study is republished from HDRG Blog
Continuing its efforts to keep data recovery services customers educated about data safety and protection, Hard Drive Recovery Group discusses preparation techniques for when a person sells a computer and interesting backup options with two of its latest blog posts.
In our modern replace-once-obsolete world, buying a new computer can be a joy that many people find quite fulfilling. New RAM, larger capacity drives and high performance chips make buying a new computer exciting, but what of selling an old computer? It only makes sense to attempt to finance a new purchase by selling the old system, and yet many users are discovering that their "safe sale" may be far more dangerous than they thought.
In the blog post, "The Most Important Thing To Do Before Selling Your Old Computer," Hard Drive Recovery Group discusses a recent study published by researchers that purchased a number of used hard drives on Ebay. According to the study, over 42% of the drives actually contained data, while 15% of the drives actually contained personally identifiable information, including scanned images of passports and valuable identification.
"One of the reasons why data recovery services even exists as a business is simply because of the fact that even if a user thinks she has deleted a file from a hard drive, it may in fact still be there," said Maureen Davies, spokesperson for Irvine, CA's Hard Drive Recovery Group. "Few folks seem to understand this, and assume that a 'quick format' or overall file deletion is going to eliminate the drive's data. The fact is, it does not."
One of the primary issues for users is that they assume that if they delete files and then empty their drive's Recycle Bin, their drive files are permanently deleted. The study showed this was not the case. And unfortunately, even deeper formatting left data that could be recovered.
"Really, if a person is planning to sell a computer and wants to be assured that the data on the drive is eliminated, the right tools are necessary," said Davies. "Fortunately, there are a number of disk wiping tools available, including Eraser, which are either cheap or free. Download one of those programs easily, and the process is better in general."
In a second blog post, entitled, "Backup and Storage Options We Should All Consider", Hard Drive Recovery Group discusses not only the reasons to backup data, but also the best avenues for it. This approach continues to win fans. One key point is that there is really very little excuse for companies to be relying on older backup methods.
"It really is almost comedic when a company that has a $10,000 RAID 10 server that they are backing up with digital backup tapes from the early 2000s," said Davies. "Not only does this usually end really badly, but users today have far more choices for large scale backup than they have ever had. To ignore new technologies when business and personal data is so valuable is simply ridiculous."
Popular backup technologies like separate RAID servers, NAS appliances and Cloud backup providers are easily some of the most popular new enterprise technologies, and those in the know tend to use them regularly. This can save a business thousands of dollars on processes like RAID data recovery. For smaller businesses and personal files, SSD drives, external hard drives and even the now seemingly ancient flash drives are suitable backup options as well. There is never an excuse to not backup your data, said Davies, especially when the tools are so available.
"We're in an era where hard drive capacity has never been cheaper to purchase, so if backing up your drive is a goal, you can add redundancy really cheaply," said Davies. "A user doesn't have to deal with enterprise RAID backups to tape anymore. It's just not responsible."
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Hard Drive Recovery Group, a firm based in Irvine, California, that offers RAID data recovery services among other data recovery services, has announced with pride that they have received 4 five-star reviews in the past week. Maureen Davis, spokesperson for Hard Drive Recovery Group, wants to point out that so far, they have received mostly five star reviews such that they have an overall rating of 5.0.
In one of the four five-star reviews they received during the past week, David W. said, “Found HDRG after searching for data recovery services near me, and was shocked at how close they were! A quick drive on the I-5 and I was able to quickly drop off the damaged hard drive with real experts. Service was fast, pricing was excellent! You can't go wrong with this data recovery service!”
Maureen Davis says, “Hard Drive Recovery Group specializes in laptops, Mac products and RAID server hard drive repairs and recoveries. Naturally, external hard drive recoveries are a major part of our overall sales, owing mainly to the volatility of those particular hard disks. And the desktop hard drive remains a staple of our business, as they are both the longest lasting drives, and the most likely to fail catastrophically.”
The data recovery services company has also been publishing blog posts and issuing press releases to provide important information to people regarding hard drive recovery. For example, in one of their recent releases, they announced that they have recently published two blog posts. One post provided tips for troubleshooting external hard drives while the other post discussed the latest hard drive reliability report from cloud backup provider BackBlaze.
An important service offered by the company is RAID recovery. This is one of the most difficult types of hard drive recovery. And while there are many RAID repair software available in the market, they are usually ineffective, particularly for those cases where there is hardware failure.
When there is a failed RAID, it is rare for the problem to be caused by a single hard drive failure. If it was just a single RAID hard drive failure, the RAID controller would usually be able to repair the overall RAID array with minor intervention. Thus, when there is a RAID failure, it is often because several drives have failed or the RAID controller itself has ceased to function properly. RAID data recovery is very difficult because care must not only be taken to extract the data from the RAID drive for recovery but also to rebuild the RAID array safely, and without data loss on the other drives in the array.
Meanwhile, in another one of the five-star reviews Hard Drive Recovery Group received during the past week, Marilyn K. said, “This company offered basically everything I needed when it comes to data recovery services. The engineers, particularly Lou, were amazing in general, and kept me well informed throughout the process. Call them when you need hard drive data recovery!”
And from an individual who found that her MacBook drive had failed, Nonna R. said, “My MacBook freaked out and my computer guy recommended these guys once he saw that my drive was dead. I've never dealt with a data recovery service before, but these guys were just very professional. Never did I feel like they were talking down to me, either, which when it comes to technical stuff, is right up my alley. I would trust Mike and Hard Drive Recovery Group with any data recovery!”
And the fourth five-star review they received the past week was from William M., who said, “Found Hard Drive Recovery Group after calling around and hearing nothing but absolutely ridiculous price ranges to recover a hard drive. This is definitely one of the most affordable ones out there, believe me. They delivered as promised, I am satisfied.”
People who would like to know more about the company's services, such as data recovery, may want to visit their website or contact them by telephone or via email. Their site provides complete information regarding the various services offered and customers can even get a free quote.
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