SalvageData in the past few weeks has opened 17 new receiving locations across North America, increasing our total to 28. Every one of these new locations functions exactly like our original ones, overnight shipping your hard drive to our data recovery labs to begin evaluation.
SalvageData now maintains a presence in 26 different metropolitan areas, and 20 US states and Canadian providences (plus DC). The cumulative population of all the areas we operate in exceed 126 million people.
Below is the full list of new cities and their street address. For the full list of our locations, visit our locations page.
Baltimore, MD 400 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 8th Floor, 21202
Charlotte, NC 301 McCullough Dr., Charlotte, NC, 4th Floor, 28262
Dallas, TX 325 N. St. Paul St., Suite 3100, Dallas, TX, 75201
Denver, CO 1600 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO, 80202
Many hard months of intense coding and writing finally came to fruition earlier this month when we rolled out our brand new website. We set out to create a website that would not just stand out among the data recovery crowd, but be an award-worthy site that would gain notice within the website design community.
Some of the improvements with the new site include:
A More Flat, Interactive Web Experience
Walls of text filled with keyword stuffing and arduous animation are things of the past, and our website reflects the user-friendly future of web design. The content on our site is leaner, more pleasing to read, and better conveys our message. The site was made with flat web design as a key element, encouraging interaction and keeping viewers engaged with interactive modules and simple, easily digestible information.
“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi was not a management guru, but his advice on the importance of the customer is something that all managers should heed. When customers do not deal with a business by physically visiting its premises but do so online by visiting its website, then the business website becomes equivalent to physical premises, and the customer must be given due importance. Keeping this in mind, we have completely redesigned our website to offer the maximum value to any seeker of data recovery services.
"Trust, but verify."
- Ronald Reagan
Choosing a data recovery service provider is a monumental decision. And like any tough decision, it should be made only after careful consideration. Like President Reagan, who refused to take everything the Soviets said regarding their nuclear arms at face value, one should verify claims made by professional data recovery service providers.
So, what are the things that a firm should look for in a data recovery provider before signing on the dotted line? Here are the more important things to be considered:
Client Reviews and Testimonials – Ultimately, the best evaluator of a data recovery provider is its past and existing clientele. Look for companies with a long list of reputable past clients, as well as testimonials from companies willing to put their name to a vote of confidence.
Before there were automobiles, there were no car mechanics. Before there were televisions, there were no TV repairmen. Similarly, before there were hard disks, there was no demand for hard disk recovery services. Extending that logic, greater the number of hard drives operational, greater the demand for data recovery services. As to how much in demand, perhaps the following figures will give you an idea: ABI Research recently published a report estimating that spending on data recovery in America will jump from $24.3 billion in 2009 to over $39 billion by 2015.
As is obvious, data recovery services will be greatly in demand because businesses will see real value through investing in such services. In other words, any investment in data recovery will yield positive returns for years to come, returns that will greatly surpass the initial investment.
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”
- Sherlock Holmes
The detective’s quest for data is driven by the legal system’s need for irrefutable evidence before pronouncing judgment. While we have come a long way from 19th century London where the greatest fictional detective plied his trade, the legal system’s requirement for data is as strong as ever. And as before, data recovery is a must to get to that precious information.
Although the need for data is constant, data itself, or rather how it is stored, has undergone a sea-change. No longer is data stored on notebooks and diaries; we live in an electronic world where data largely resides on hard disks. This has given rise to a whole new area of operations called e-discovery.
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
When it comes to fixing problems, a lot of people like to view themselves as "Do-It-Yourselfers." The stereotypical "DIY Guy" loves to take on projects around the house, be it fixing the transmission in their car or building a new deck in the backyard. We like being able to solve problems ourselves, because it gives off a sense of confidence and authoritativeness.
The development of home computing and the integration of technology into daily life have bred a new generation of computer-savvy DIY Guys. More and more people are building their own computer and troubleshooting software problems themselves. With the resources provided by the internet, many people feel like they can overcome any technological challenge.
Today, we live in a world driven by data. From businesses to personal behaviors, everything is influenced by data and how it is used. As for the quantum of data being generated nowadays, here’s what IBM has to say: “Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data – so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.”
Data is a main sources for a business' competitive advantage. The business with the most customers is usually the one that has the most info on their industry's customers. Having a more extensive library of information on potential and current customers than your competitors lets you optimize your business to customers' needs a recognize emerging customer trends better than anyone else, positioning you better the acquire and/or retain them. Information is the lifeblood of a company - so what happens when you don’t have a hard drive recovery plan in place?
So, you want to buy a new hard drive. Maybe you're building a new computer, or your current hard drive either failed or is unsuitable for your computing needs. There are a variety of flavors available available in the market, with a wide array of specs and prices. When choosing a hard drive, the most three important factors in determining how much the hard drive costs are storage capacity, revolution speed, and cache size.
Hard Drive Capacity
The capacity of the drive is usually the most referenced spec of the hard drive, measured in "bytes." A byte is the amount of data that traditionally was needed to encode a single character on the screen. In recent years, the capacity of hard drives was usually measured in "gigabytes", a unit that means 1 billion bytes. As technology has advanced, and computer storage has become much cheaper, the new standard of measurement has begun to switch to "terabytes", or 1,000 gigabytes.
Hard drive failures come from a wide array of circumstances. Sometimes it happens suddenly, kind of like the scenario of going out to your car in the morning and it won’t start, even though it worked fine yesterday. Other times you can see the death happen slowly, like when you notice your computer and files are booting up slower and slower. Most of the time it’s not the direct fault of the user, but that’s no consolation if you’re now missing important files and data. So, why do hard drives die?
We at SalvegeData classify hard drive failures in 4 different ways: Logical, Firmware, Mechanical, and Firmware. Each issue has a different level of severity, and method to recover the data.