How to Protect Your Data Devices from the Summer Heat and Water

Summer is the best time to hit the beach. It’s that time of year when we plan our final getaways and family vacations. While you’re rejuvenating by the pool or taking the family on a day trip, be sure to be kind to your data devices. File storage devices of any kind need protection from extreme weather just as much …

5 Things You Can Do With Your Damaged Media Cards Or Storage Mediums

So you’ve damaged your media card or other storage medium. Now what? Junk it? Is that the only option? You might be surprised to discover that a damaged storage device isn’t just worthy of the dump. One Geek’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure. It’s true! Just because a portable storage device, no matter what size, is nonfunctional. You don’t necessarily need …

The Difference between NAND Flash Tablets and Laptops

In recent years, tablets have replaced laptops for many people, in their domestic lives at least. For those who only used their laptops for internet access, watching films and playing games, tablets can now offer all of this without the added weight or bulkiness of a laptop – you can hold a tablet comfortably in one hand, set it on …

Worth The Extra Penny: Different Types and Speeds of SD Cards

There are currently three different types of SD cards readily available on the market: SD, SDHC (High Capacity), and SDXC (eXtended Capacity). And when it comes down to it, not all USB 3.0 flash drives are the same; some are MUCH faster than others. With increased speed comes a heftier price tag. Are different types and speeds of SD cards …

NAND Wafers vs. Monolithic Storage: Who’s Who & What’s What

For the everyday user, additional monolithic storage drives amounts to an aisle in their favorite electronic store. They stroll down the aisle, pick the drive that—according to the packaging—meets their needs, buy it, and simply plug and play. But if that aisle had a hood like a car, and you lifted it, you would see a complex world filled with …

PC Bootup: SSD Drives Put Your Old Hard Drive To Shame

SSD stands for solid state drives, and these drives are quickly putting old HDDs (hard drives) to shame. If you think that a hard drive is a hard drive, then you haven’t seen a SSD put up against a HDD. SSD technology compares to good old computer hard drives like e-mail compares to the United States Postal Service. Windows & …

What are the Fastest Tablets on the Market: NAND Memory Considered

According to a study by Which? Magazine, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the fastest tablet on today’s market, gaining an impressive benchmark score of 2856. All tablets tested were Wi-Fi-only, and each device was put through a series of everyday tasks to see how they fared. Apple’s iPad Air came second with 2687, while Google’s Nexus 7 hit third …

USB Drive Damage? Damage Severity Determines Your Chances at Recovery

You have a USB stick that has been damaged. It has been run over, the tip is bent or your dog ate your USB flash drive. It might have just stopped being recognized by your PC. There are many ways in which USB drives break. We will talk about your chances at recovering all your lost files from such a …

Stick my Hard Drive in the Freezer?

It’s inevitable, given time, for your hard drive to succumb to minute faults that can magnify and cause your hard drive to stop working, or crash. Unfortunately, it’s rarely possible to be able to predict these occurrences, especially when you have taken good care of the hard drive. You can say that your hard drive has crashed when it fails …

Voice Recorder Data Recovery & NAND Flash Memory

The most common voice recorders utilize NAND flash memory. Likewise, digital recorders use NAND flash efficiently. In addition, if your voice recorder uses internal storage, that microSD broken in half will recover just fine. Furthermore, voice recorder data recovery happens at eProvided, no matter the damage. Indeed, voice recorders (Olympus VN-541PC 4 GB below) benefit from NAND flash. Benefits of …