We’ve complied a list of the most relevant resources about data loss and recovery to help you stay informed concerning all issues related to data loss, recovery and prevention.
Ultimate list of Data Loss and Recovery Resources
- 7 Greatest Causes of Data Loss – The most common reasons for data loss? Every day events – The way we save, store and handle our data.
- Top 10 Causes of Data Loss! – Data loss is a serious problem and in worst cases the data is not recoverable.
- What is the main cause of data loss? – Lot’s of valuable information about data loss.
- Data Loss – Wikipedia – Count on Wikipedia to get you started.
- How to Prevent Data Loss – Computerworld talks about data loss.
- What do I do if data loss occurs? – Data loss tips from our lab.
- Top 7 Causes of Hard Disk Failure – Do you know that human error is the main cause of failure for over 50.000 hard disk drives a week in the US alone?
- What you should not do after data loss – Avoid the following actions!
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From components to services to general information. An ultimate data recovery infographic.
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- What is inside a HDD? – Great resource and infographic from Data Analyzers Recovery Service.
- HDD Serial Commander – Establish connection to Seagate, Samsung or Toshiba hard disk drive via serial diagnostic port.
- SD Computing Service – Welcome to SD Computing Service, home of HDDSuperTool, HDDsuperClone, and HDDViewer…
- System file extension list – Browse file extensions by file type category.
- Advanced Data Recovery Analytics – Data recovery and computer forensics research and development initiative.
- ADRECA Video Guides! – Youtube playlist from ADRECA.
- Data Recovery Through Snapshots – An outline of the steps to data recovery from the Information Technology Group.
- AutoRecovery – Learn more about restoring documents in Microsoft Word from the Knowledge Management Team at Indiana University.
- Network Attached Storage – A technical reference model from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help explain Network Attached Storage.
- RDS – Reference Data Sets from The National Software Reference Library, an agency of the U.S.Department of Commerce.
- How I Recovered Data I Thought I’d Lost – Follow along with writer Dave Plonka as he troubleshoots a failed disk.
- Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population (PDF) – Written by E.Pinheiro, W.Weber and L.Barroso from Google Inc.and published by the Berkeley North-side Research Group.
- Dead Hard Drive – The story of one gamer’s struggle to recover their ‘Never-winter Nights’ saved data.
- DIY: Data Recovery – Data Solutions Labs on DIY methods for data recovery
- HDD GURU – HDD Guru website is run by hard disk data recovery and forensics experts and is widely recognized as the primary source of in-depth information about hard disk drives.
- Head Stack Replacement: Questions and Answers – HDD Guru illustrates that sometimes the pre-amplifier is the weakest link in a hard drive.
- How to Recover Data from a Dead Hard Drive – A very helpful article from Popular Mechanics.
- Recover Overwritten Files – University of North Carolina’s step by step guide to Shadow Copies in Windows XP and Windows Vista.
- Undelete – It’s not gone, just deleted. How Digital Snapshots can save you from regret later down the road from the University of Pennsylvania’s Computing and Educational Technology Services department.
- Shadow Copies – Learn to retrieve deleted items using built-in Windows utilities.
- Data Recovery on YouTube – We set search on YouTube for you.
- Consolidation Of Hard Disk Drive Makers – A detailed history of hard disk drive.
- RAID – Everything you need to know about Redundant Array of Inexpensive/Independent Disks and its features.
- The RAID Tutorial – UMass outlines data stripping, reliability and the different types of RAID.
- The basics of data recovery strategy – Data recovery strategy involves steps to follow when data loss occurs while backup strategy should prevent data loss.
- A Case for RAID (PDF) – Carnegie Mellon students explore the practicality for RAID as memory performance increases.
- RAID: High-Performance, Reliable Secondary Storage (PDF) – A very technical article extolling the benefits of RAID.
- What is RAID (PDF) – Discover the fundamentals of RAID including types and their applications.
- RAID & EDAP – PC Tech Guide sheds some light on these forms of data storage.
- RAID Definition – Search Storage shares for additional information on RAID and its many types.
- Windows Networking Raid Origines – Russell Hitchcock outlines the six original architectures of RAID.
- RAID Applications – The PC Guide explores the origins of RAID and its intended use.
- Forensic Data Recovery from Flash Memory (PDF) – Great article on data recovery from flash memory
- Data Retention in MLC NAND Flash Memory:Characterization, Optimization, and Recovery (PDF)
- Reverse Engineering a NAND Flash Device Management Algorithm – From Joshua Wise.
- What is NAND data recovery? – My Data Recovery Lab specializes in data recovery from hard disk drives, RAID and NAS systems, laptop, desktop computers and all types of digital media.
- Destroying Flash Memory-Based Storage Devices (PDF) – An interesting article about destroying NAND flash-based storage devices from USB “thumb” drives, commercially available solid-state disks, and portable electronics such as cell phones, tablet computers, and media players.
- How My Data Recovery Lab Can Help? – Our current research and development makes possible for our engineers and technicians to recover your precious data no matter how you lost your data on any NAND flash memory storage device.
- Five Best Free Data Recovery Tools – Lifehacker.
- A history of data recovery – From former Free Data Recovery Quote (BLOG).
- Glossary of terms – an alphabetical list of terms commonly used in the fields of computer science, data recovery, telecommunications and reverse engineering.
- Cyber Forensics – Our dependency on technology has created this new form of policing.
- Digital Forensics – This new form of forensics is recognized and utilized by the FBI.
- Forensics Focus – Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, eDiscovery.
- Digital Forensics – Infographic – Take a closer look at the field of digital forensics.
- Six Years of Data Breaches (PDF) – The Digital Forensics Association looks through the recent history of cybercrime in support of the expansion of digital forensics.
- Cybercrime Courses – USA Today reports on the increase in the number of digital forensics college courses.
- How Experts Uncovered Doctored Images – Cyber forensics can help us reveal the truth on even the most convincing doctored images.
- Computer Forensics (PDF) – The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team reports on the legal aspects of computer forensics.
- Computer Forensics and Investigations as a Profession (PDF) – At what point does computer forensics interfere with the U.S. right preventing unwanted search and seizure?
- Basics of Cyber Forensics (PDF) – This is Tim Vidas’s comprehensive presentation on cyber forensics that includes its slight differences from computer forensics and digital forensics.
- Disaster Recovery – DisasterRecovery.org
- Disaster Recovery ROI – INFOGRAPHIC
- CROMINO – Video presentation on disaster recovery
- What is disaster recovery – Disaster recovery is the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events.
- How to write a disaster recovery plan and define disaster recovery strategies – ComputerWeekly
- IT Disaster Recovery Plan – Great page from Ready.com
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery – INFOGRAPHIC
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan – Great resource about Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan.
- Simplifying Disaster Recovery with VMware – Rory Choudhuri, Sr. Product Marketing Mgr at VMware discusses options to protect your IT infrastructure from any potential disasters.
- How to Back up Your Data – The first step to backing up data is knowing where to find it. The second step leaves you with many options.
- World Backup Day – Backing up data is so important that March 31st has been deemed World Backup Day.
- Losing Data is Not an Option – Discover the best ways to back up data.
- Backing Up Your Data – Northeastern University compares and contrasts external hard drives, flash drives & CDs.
- Using the Windows Backup Utility – This is a how-to guide with pictures from the University of Delaware that covers the utility.
- Backing Up Data FAQ – Answers to questions such as: How big a problem is data loss?
- What is cloud backup? – TechTarget article on cloud backup.
- Backup and Recovery for Community Banks – INFOGRAPHIC
- Backup SMB – INFOGRAPHIC
- JustCloud – Store All Your Files In The Cloud
- Crashplan from Code 42 – You’re just three simple steps away from protecting your whole digital life. Give CrashPlan a go!
- Carbonite – Need home office backup? The same technology that powers our business solutions
is also available for your home and personal files. With Carbonite, whether it’s business
or personal, your data is here to stay.
- Mozy by EMC – Backing up your business is more cost-effective than you think.
- SugarSync – Back up and access your files. Using your existing folder structure.
- Mega – Back up your files with Mega.
- SOS online backup – the undisputed speed leader among online backup services
, offers top-notch security and will never remove previous file.
- Google Drive – Cloud Storage & File Backup for Photos, Document, Videos and etc.
- Dropbox – Dropbox keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share.
- The Future of Online Backup – INFOGRAPHIC
- One copy of your data is not a backup – Backup is a habit you need to acquire. Leave the rest to the professionals.
- A pioneer of computer science – Ada Lovelace – Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, was one of the most influential figures in computing history. She is widely considered the first programmer. The U.S. Department of Defense named the universal programming language ADA in her honor. Today, we celebrate an Ada Lovelace Day that highlights the profile of women engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Turing machines – Alan Turing – Alan Turing was the first to boldly ask the question of whether machines can think. He left an indelible mark on the foundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, cryptography, and impacted other areas of science. He was openly homosexual in an era in which it was still a punishable offence. Alan Turing, called a discrete hero, contributed to the Allied victory in World War II in the crucial battle of the Atlantic.
- The History of Data Storage – Info-graphic included
- His Work Led to a Remarkable Increase in the Computer Storage Capacity – The news about British scientist Prof Stuart Parkin who won the 2014 Millennium technology prize for research that has led to a phenomenal increase in storage capacity of digital devices and announced the era of cloud computing, was not a surprise.
- Charles Babbage – The son of a banker, Charles Babbage was born on December 26, 1791 in Devonshire, United Kingdom. At the age of 19, he entered Trinity College at Cambridge University. A man ahead of his time.
- An Amazingly Timely Essay on Info Overload, Open-Access Science, and Human Filters – From 1945.
- UNIVAC – UNIVersal Automatic Computer.