Can a Hard Drive Work with One Dead Head?

In a recent forum discussion that went on a tangent about the risks of running DIY data recovery programs without properly diagnosing a hard drive, one data recovery specialist had the understanding that if a drive detected and was able to read data, the heads must be...

RAID 5 – Is Your Data Safe?

Many different technologies have been created to help reduce the chances of data loss.  It has been openly accepted that there is no perfect storage medium; yet, many technicians will use RAID 5 and swear by it.  The idea of having two points of failure seems like a...

How to Disable Safe Sleep in MacOS 10

Apple’s ‘Safe Sleep’ is a major factor for iBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro hard drive crashes. When the user closes the lid with the system still on, they are expecting that the system is entering a sleep mode by powering down the hard drive and just...