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WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.

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Previously, we learned about how professional data recovery experts can recover lost data from a damaged or compromised hard drive. Below, you will find a number of steps to take.

Any data storage device can fail—whether it is from normal wear, fire, moisture, electronic interference, or physical damage—any data that is not properly backed up to a separate device (or the cloud), is at risk. When data loss happens to you, your next steps can be crucial—and can mean the difference between recovery and permanent data loss.
First Steps

If your rotational hard drive is making clicking, grinding or whirring sounds, shut down your computer immediately. These sounds could be the read/write heads hitting or scraping the hard disk platters—and severe, or complete data loss could result—so keep these points in mind:
  • If possible, back up your important data immediately.
  • Do not use data recovery software if the hard drive makes scraping, tapping, clicking or humming sounds—these are signs of internal physical damage, and intensely scanning the drive may cause irreparable damage
  • Avoid powering-up a device that has obvious physical damage or is making unusual sounds.
  • Do not attempt recovery on severely traumatized drives (wet, fire damaged, dropped, etc.). If water damaged, seal the drive in a plastic baggie with a moistened paper towel inside to maintain the humidity.
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Before I left on my recent vacation to float, boat and waterski on a lake in Minnesota for a week, I checked my phone to make sure there was enough room for photos of my obsession: sunsets. There wasn't. Has this ever happened to you?
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Backwards compatibility is an amazing thing that let us keep playing our favorite games, even when we upgrade our consoles. An external hard drive adds storage to compatible gaming rigs in a few easy steps.
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Congratulations, your article has been Accepted and published.  I happen to already own My Passport too.  Its a great external hard drive!  =)
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From individual freelancers to a staff of full-timers, creative professionals are continually creating new content for clients.
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Over the last few years, video game fans have found a new favorite pastime: Watching and creating live-streaming gaming sessions. Twitch.TV has emerged as an industry leader in making game streaming painless for those looking to share their Starcraft matches or Fallout mods.
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Let’s face it, any data that’s not backed up frequently is in danger. And when data loss happens to you, it can seem like the end of the world.
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WDLabs is proud to engage with makers and innovators creating projects of their own. As a part of this outreach, WDLabs provided the Honey Bee Gardens Hive Project with free WD PiDrive 314GB test samples. Take a look to find out more about this electric bee hive project!
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Your wedding is a big day and a big deal. Whether you have ten guests or 350, it’s highly probable that you and your sweetie will be posing for a lot of pictures and videos. By the end of it, your faces might even hurt from smiling so much!
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What happens if your PC crashes? What would you do if your MacBook® computer is stolen? What if you accidentally drop and shatter your cell phone? Without a backup plan, you could lose all your music, all your videos, and all of your financial documents – years of memories gone in an instant.
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The cloud. It seems like a mystical place where your photos, videos and other important files float around waiting for you. The truth is that all of the files you save on “the cloud” are saved on a physical server in a remote datacenter.
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Nice commercial.
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A great video game hard drive not only stores all the games you play, but also loads them quickly. So, how do you know what type of drive has the best value? Which drive is big enough for your game collection, and fast enough to keep load times to a minimum?
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I love your products.  My first Western Digital product was a 10,000 rpm Raptor hard drive.  It was truly revolutionary for hard drives in the early 2000's. :)
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Western Digital

883

Solutions

13

Articles & Videos

1K

Contributors

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.