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3 Terabyte Coming!

Richard Hall - Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hard Disk Heartbreak

Richard Hall - Thursday, September 02, 2010
Here at Computer Origins we love it when any job goes well. High five's are passed around when we're able to achieve success in ridding a computer of a virus to finding a pesky hardware failure and beyond.

What we don't enjoy however is being unable to retrieve data from a broken hard drive. You know, the external hard disk that dropped from your desk at home and is now making that clunking sound?
It's even harder ringing a customer and passing on the despairing news that this is the case, at least for what Computer Origins is able to technically achieve.

Are you at home or work and everything is going well with your computer? We have looked into your future and some bad news; one or more of your hard drives will fail eventually, possibly taking all your data with it. Or perhaps your laptop or external hard drive will be stolen in the middle of the night with that report due Monday morning at uni or work.

If you say you've backed up your data then guess again; you're probably doing it incorrectly and you are still at risk.

Computer Origins' definition of a backup is as follows: your important data must be in at least two (2) locations at the same time.

Simple? Perhaps not, because instead of having your data in at least two locations, for instance your laptop and an external hard drive, you have moved it (not copied) all to an external hard drive! The risk of losing data has not been mitigated and all you're left with is false security.

Viva la backing up correctly! Give Computer Origins a call or drop by the shop to talk about never losing your data!

Acronis Drive Monitor for FREE!

Richard Hall - Saturday, June 12, 2010
Acronis, the company behind some of the computer industry's leading disaster recovery software, have just recently released a Windows hard drive health monitoring application called Drive Monitor.

What is it and what could it do for me? Built into almost all computer hard drives, one or more you will have in your own notebook or desktop computer is a technology called S.M.A.R.T. If enabled, S.M.A.R.T. will measure and report on hard drive performance that could potentially lead to hard drive failure. The Acronis Drive Monitor software accesses these S.M.A.R.T. measurements and will notify you (hopefully in advance) of impending hard drive failure.

If the software is from Acronis then it's quality; what's even better is it's free!
Computer Origins is installing it right now!

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