Hard Drive Recovery Associates, a data recovery services firm based in Irvine, California, has announced that they have released a new blog post that offers tips on how people can maintain their hard drive. The article is titled, “Easy-To-Follow Tips To Maintain Your Hard Drive.” The tips are geared towards maintaining the hard drives of the computers in the office. However, they are also applicable for hard drives in the computers at home.
Jack Edwards, spokesperson for Hard Drive Recovery Associates, says, “The first tip is to be careful when downloading software and installing it on the computer. Computers may begin acting weird after you have installed a software you have downloaded from the Internet. The software may contain a virus or malware. It may also consume a large amount of hard drive space. The more programs you install, the less space the computer will have. The computer actually uses RAM to run programs but it may also use the hard drive to help reduce load times. But if your hard drive is full, this will seriously slow down the computer.”
The second tip is to only use software that is work-related. It is good practice to install only trustworthy software that can be used to help with business operations. Downloading software from the Internet without scanning them for computer viruses is very dangerous and could seriously affect business operations. It may also be a good idea to be up-to-date on recent news about malware, viruses, and other computer security threats.
It is also a good idea to keep the operating system updated regularly. By updating the OS, people can avoid issues that may cause hard drive failure. This is easy to do because operating systems like Windows can be updated automatically.
The next tip is to get rid of those programs that are not being used or are not needed anymore. These programs are occupying valuable hard drive space. Getting rid of such programs will also make the computer easier to navigate.
Another good idea is to defragment the hard drive. Data is scattered across various places on the physical discs of the hard drive. If they are far away from each other, it will take longer to access a particular file and the hard drive will have to work harder too. Defragmenting the drive will help relocate those data fragments such that they are easier to go to when accessing a particular file or data. This will also cause less stress on the hard drive, prolonging its life.
Another good tip is to keep the computer physically clean, inside and outside. Dust and debris can reduce airflow, causing the computer to overheat. Thus, it is important to clean the computer regularly to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris.
Another important tip is to keep the computer away from static electricity. Static electricity can be like a lightning strike for a computer and this can destroy data stored in the hard drive.
And finally, it is a good idea to utilize the sleep mode and power save features of the computer. It is important to power off operating systems after a certain period of time or a period of inactivity. This will ensure that the use of the hard drive will be minimized, thus prolonging its life.
If, in spite of such efforts, people find themselves with a non-functioning hard drive, they can turn to Hard Drive Recovery Associates. The company offers a wide range of data recovery solutions and they offer a guarantee, which is that there will be no charge if no data is recovered. So far, more than 95 percent of their customers have been satisfied after 100% of their data were recovered.
Hard Drive Recovery Associates has been offering hard drive recovery services since 1992. It is now providing such services to a broad range of clients, ranging from private individuals with home computers to the top executives of multinational corporations, from convenience stores to huge manufacturing firms.
Those who are looking for data recovery services nearby may want to check out the company website or they can contact them via the phone or through email.