Hard Drive Review: Western Digital 1Tb Comparison

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Ok so this drive is part of the “green” series of ECO-Friendly drives they are making now. The cost you pay for being friendly with the environment is a hit to performance. The drive is by no means a HIGH PERFORMANCE hard drive. It is perfect for … [Read more...]

Western Digital Kicks It Up A Notch With New High Speed Solid State Drives

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Western Digital announced they will be shipping A new line of 2.5 inch SSD’s called the WD SiliconDrive®. The new drives will be superior if OEM embedded application such as in an automobile. Offer extreme read write speed allows for the drive to … [Read more...]

Storage Wars – Hard Drives Reach 2TB – Good or Bad

And in this corner... The hard drive Storage Wars have been heating up lately as Western Digital and Seagate battle it out for not only the largest capacity disks, but they are also going green! Western Digital went as far as to name it's new 2TB … [Read more...]

External Hard Drive Data Recovery Review – Seagate FreeAgent Pro

When looking at external hard drives, most reviewers only look at capacity, pricing and performance. DTI Data Recovery looks at these things, but has a focus on the stability of the external hard drive and its ability to withstand heat and not need … [Read more...]

Hard Drive Form Factors Explained

This is the first article in a series that will explain how hard drives work, why they fail and what you as users can do to protect your data. When looking at hard drives the first step is to identify what it's form factor is. Simply put, the form … [Read more...]

Western Digital Hard Drive Pricing

We are asked all the time which are the best hard drives to use? Since we are a hard drive recovery company we get to see all the major hard drives up close and personal. While there are certainly some hard drives that we see more often, that is more … [Read more...]

When good RAIDs Go Bad, A Technicians Worst Nightmare

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The next machine with a bad hard drive was my server. This server has been running as a server in our home for about 8 years. HAH! Now that is not to say that we haven’t done upgrades, because we have. We have always kept the “data” area of the drive … [Read more...]

Fujitsu 500 GB Hard Drive Review

Ok here is another review of a new Fujitsu hard drive from my personal fave in hard drive manufacturers. This is really kind of awesome, a 2.5” half terabyte drive. I don’t know how you can go wrong with that. It only uses minimal power, 1.8W for … [Read more...]

Western Digital My Passport Essential USB Drive: A Sleek New Portable

I think I have mentioned before that Western Digital is one of my favorite hard drive manufacturers. I was reading around on the Internet today and came across this. It is really a sweet little portable drive. With a max capacity of 320Gb and only … [Read more...]

Maxtor Shared Storage II and the Release of Central Axis

So in an effort to make our data available to us from anywhere Maxtor/Seagate has come up with a really cool idea. The Maxtor Shared Storage II line, which comes in 500 GB and 1 TB, now has the ability to allow users to log into a safe Internet … [Read more...]

Seagate Momentus Hard Drive Recovery Review

The Seagate Momentus® 5400.4 hard drive recovery review. At the end of January, Seagate started shipping the much talked about Momentus® 5400.4 hard drive. This drive is the newest in a line of laptop hard drives they have been developing. It uses a … [Read more...]

Gateway Laptop Hard Drive Data Recovery

Like Dell, Gateway is a laptop /computer manufacturer that uses other companies hard disk drives. They don't make their own so they rely on buying hard drives in bulk. While Gateway has many types of laptops for business and pleasure it is hard to … [Read more...]

Hitachi Laptop Hard Drive Data Recovery

There are many laptop manufacturers who use Hitachi laptop hard disk drives. You can find them in Dell and Sony's to name just a couple. As you are probably aware, Hitachi purchased IBM's hard disk drive division in 2002. I remember the date well … [Read more...]

Dell Laptop Hard Drive Data Recovery

Our continuing series on laptop hard drives and what makes them tick (hopefully not click), beats on with a look at Dell laptop hard drives. Dell doesn't make their own hard drives they rely on other companies products. I personally own 2 Dell … [Read more...]

Hard Drive Recovery: Toshiba Laptop Failed Bearings

Toshiba laptop drives MK, GAS, or GAX most common reason for failure is due to the bearings seizing within the hard disk drive. The spindle motor and the bearings within the hard drive are getting stuck. This is one of the most common reasons for … [Read more...]

Hard Drives: A Destiny Of Failure!

Hard disk drives will always and ultimitely FAIL! Even with all the new technologies that arise such as perpendicular recording, the most basic element of hard drives, their ability to store data, is a lost cause. Faced with the daunting task of … [Read more...]

Speed Kills? With Hard Drives It’s Heat!

A few months ago I bought an internal thermometer for my computer. I was told by Malcolm our hard drive recovery engineer that the most common reason for hard disk failure was heat. I was shocked to find the internal temperature of my machine was 120 … [Read more...]