SSD Recovery

Over the past few years this type of storage medium has become gradually the go to storage choice for users and business professionals alike. SSD’s use a different type of memory then your thumb drives that you carry around in you pocket, this in turn makes the faster and more reliable then flash drives and HDD. In todays market you …

Flash Drive Recovery

USB Thumb drives and Camera cards are very common. They are compact, convenient and economical. A common misconception is that these forms of storage are considered permanent and this is a big mistake. They often get bent, stepped on or left in a pocket and run through the laundry. Another common mistake is removing these items from your computer without …

Dropped Hard Drive

In our practice we often work with hard drives which have sustained a fall. Regardless of whether they are external hard drives or embedded inside of a laptop, any type of fall can result in irrepairable damage to the physical drive, specifically to the read/write heads and/or the reading mechanism. The read/write heads can twist or skew, separating from the …

The “It Was Working Fine Yesterday ” Problem

We have recently begun to see an increasing number of Seagate hard drives with this type of problem. During the recovery process we discover that a large amount of the media on these hard drives is corrupted, producing errors when attempting to read the data. These errors can often cause the drive to operate much more slowly until they eventually …

NFS as Storage for VMware

Many choose to use NFS as opposed to iSCSI in their VMware vSphere environments.  NFS has a lot of benefits and use cases particularly when we look at the efficiency of NFS.  With NFS there is no encapsulation that needs to take place as there is with iSCSI.  Like iSCSI, NFS can use an existing IP network as well.  So, …

Backups Explained

Full backups The most basic and complete type of backup operation is a full backup. As the name implies, this type of backup makes a copy of all data to another set of media, which can be tape, disk or a DVD or CD. The primary advantage to performing a full backup during every operation is that a complete copy …

How to add a new drive to a VMWare instance

We have been using Vmware for more then a decade now and always made the correct amount of space when first setting up the machines. A few days ago the story changes and I thought I would share what I found. The reason that I recommend this setup is that you can store data on other “drives” and if your …

Why Choose I.T. Consulting?

Overview Whether you are an established business maintaining a conservative attitude towards technology and staying with the standard server-desktop scheme, or an emerging dynamic business that always looks for the newest technologies, you require the right technology for your needs. The world of technology is changing with ever increasing speed, old paradigms are disappearing fast, and keeping relevant to progress …

Data Backup

Overview Data backup is not only an important topic, but is an everyday reality that affects both personal and business oriented users. While there is a lot of information related to the topic available to the readers, a lot of technical articles on how to back up data and what steps to take, these information sources all have one thing …

Clearing Cache and Cookies on Chrome for Mac Users

This document explains how to clear the cache and cookies in Google Chrome. Click on Chrome > Clear Browsing Data…. Check the following: Empty the cache Delete cookies and other site data Select the beginning of time in the drop down box and click on the Clear Browsing Data button.