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  • Data recovery and different USB protocols.
    on Jun 17, 2010
    When recovering data from a USB external hard drive, you should keep an eye on a data read speed. If the speed is less than 2 MB (megabyte) per second, it would be better to abort the recovery and figure out in what mode the devices are working. The...
  • Folder tree structure vs. file data
    on Jun 16, 2010 in hfs ntfs hfs+ fat
    Is it possible for a data recovery software to get a correct file and folder structure but bad file content or vice versa? Why does it happen?The answer depends on the filesystem type being recovered.On FAT, the location of the parent folder is deter...
  • Rinse, repeat
    on Jun 15, 2010 in tom's urban legend
    On Tom's hardware, there is a question My 120 GB portable drive has some corrupted files that I can't delete ... How do I wipe the drive or delete the corrupted data?The answer goes obvious, just copy all the good data you need (if any), and format t...
  • Thou shalt not overclock
    on Jun 14, 2010 in overclocking
    The computer components have the specifications they are designed to meet. The specifications are there for reason. Most particularily, the reason of stability. If the CPU is rated for, say, 2.0 GHz frequency, this means it would run flawlessly at 2.
  • Partitioning for speed
    on Jun 10, 2010 in partitioning tom's speed
    I want to partition the RAID 0 array in order to create a dedicated space for Virtual Memory and Scratch disks for Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. The array is 4x 300GB WD VelociRaptor RAID0.This is not going to work as intended. To get a better overal...
  • on Jun 9, 2010
    When calling in, or posting on a forum to get help with a RAID recovery, one should have the following info readily available. What is the array type, RAID0, RAID0+1, RAID5, whatever. How many drives were in the array originally. Might seem surprisin...
  • Redundancy in various filesystems
    on Jun 8, 2010
    This is a quick summary of redundant elements purposedly maintained in filesystems.FAT16 and FAT32 filesystems typically have two copies of file allocation table (FAT). It is possible because the table is relatively small and the resulting overhead i...
  • RAID is not a substitute for a proper backup.
    on Jun 7, 2010
    RAID reliability is provided by redundancy. In theory, the probability of a simultaneous two-disk failure is the square of probability of a single disk failure, but that formula only works given that the failures are independent. Actually, the drive...
  • on Jun 4, 2010 in format
    If you start to format the hard drive and then find out that it is the wrong drive, press "Cancel" immediately, and then go for the reset button (if your computer has it). If you do not have a reset button, keep in mind that a power button has a five...
  • Types of data recovery
    on Jun 1, 2010
    There are two distinct types of data recovery, namely “in-place” and “read-only” recovery.The in-place recovery is the attempt to fix the errors and bring the filesystem to the consistent state. This is done by changing the damaged filesystem...
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