The top five data recovery myths

Are you falling for the top five data recovery myths? As soon as people began storing data on hard drives, hard drives began failing and data began to be lost. Here are some of the more common data recovery myths that I get asked about and educated customers on. I thought it time to quash … Read more

Clicking hard drive noise what causes it?

Clicking hard drive noise what causes it? If a dropped hard drive is clicking and it isn’t working anymore, it is likely that the platters, arm or hard drive head were damaged and misaligned from the impact. Also clicking issues can stem from a drive with physical issues from age or normal wear and tear. … Read more

Why you should never open a failed hard drive

Why You Should Never Open a Failed Hard Drive Small Particles Cause Damage When a failed hard drive is making a clicking or isn’t spinning there is a temptation by many customers to open the drive itself. A hard drive that is in need of data recovery should never be open. The cover of your … Read more

What is Backup and Disaster Recovery or BDR?

What is Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR)? Disaster recovery (DR) of backups involves policies, procedures, and deployment to recover data or the continuation technology infrastructure, systems and data following a data loss caused by a disaster. Disaster recovery focuses on the technology systems supporting critical business functions. Disaster recovery is, therefore, a subset of business … 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

Small Business Data Backups

Small Business Data Backups Small businesses are consistency trying to balance being efficient with cost. One place not to skimp on savings is small business data backups. Any business owner or anyone who has ever used a computer should know it is essential to back up your data. Data losses happen every day. Whether it … 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

Data Recovery Certification

Data Recovery Certification Eric’s Computer Services is now a Certified Data Recovery Professional. My data recovery certification comes from the Kroll Ontrack® Certified Data Recovery Partner program. Having someone you can trust to perform a professional recovery is key to getting your data back! Certified Data Recovery Professional Go to the data recovery page to … Read more

Ontrack Partnership

Ontrack Partnership Eric’s Computer Services is proud to announce my Ontrack Partnership. I am further expanding my data recovery services and is now an Ontrack® Data Recovery Authorized Partner. Ontrack EasyRecovery is one of my premier data recovery tools. Ontrack EasyRecovery Ontrack EasyRecovery helps if a hard drive has crashed, been infected by a virus, … Read more