Hacktoberfest 2016

Hacktoberfest 2016 Eric’s Computer Services participated in Digital Oceans 3rd annual Hacktoberfest.  It’s that time of year again! Hacktoberfest 2016 is almost over corner. Digital Ocean is back with new, featured projects and the chance to win the another limited-edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt you all love. Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in the GitHub community! To … Read more

How big is a Zettabyte?

How Big is a Zettabyte? On Monday Gartner, Inc. released a report predicting consumers would be hoarding a global total of 4.1 zettabytes worth content by 2016. But most of us don’t really have a handle on how big a zettabyte really is. A singe zettabyte, yes only 1  zettabyte is 909494701.773 terabytes (TB). Remember … Read more

World Backup Day!

World Backup Day! World Backup Day is March 31st! Having a backup is the most important thing you can do on your computer, phone or tablet. As opposed to having all your data only on one device, you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe. Losing data is way more common than you’d think. One … Read more

Recovery From Lost Floppies

Recovery From Lost Floppies Data recovery from lost floppies is hard work. When the data is on a non-standard operating system format it is even more challenging. One of Eric’s Computer Services data recovery partners, DriveSavers was able to help the family of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. His 5.25-inch floppies,  yes 5.25-inch floppies not … Read more

Hacktoberfest & Open Source

Hacktoberfest & Open Source Eric’s Computer Services participated in Digital Oceans 2nd annual Hacktoberfest. Hacktoberfest is a celebration of OSS (open source software) put on by Digital Ocean and completed on GitHub. For creating four pull requests on any GitHub-hosted open source projects by Halloween (October 31st) you get this awesome t-shirt (featured left). Hacktoberfest is … Read more

Data Recovery Renewal

Data Recovery Renewal for 2015 I renewed my 24 Hour Data Recovery Partnership this month. The Data Recovery renewal is important as I continue to take on challenging data recovery cases to give my customers they best access to available technology. Serving Customers for Complex Data Recovery Cases I also completed a complex data recovery … Read more

Windows 10 Updates

Windows 10 Updates Windows 10 has a lot of great things going for it – but I suggest holding off on the upgrade because of the Windows 10 updates. I have been contacted by customers for Western Digital My Passport external hard drives no being read, network driver issues, and other driver problems. Why so … Read more