Digital storage has become one of the most convenient and paradigm shifting technologies for businesses and individuals alike. The ability to store, organize, and quickly retrieve and analyze photos, tax documents, and schoolwork allows us to work quickly, efficiently and effectively, and it doesn’t take up any of that wall space which was previously occupied by a bank of filing cabinets.
However, when hard drives fail, or optical media gets scratched, it is easy to curse this technology. While backup systems will always protect you from this type of disaster, it usually takes a loss of data before the investment seems prudent.
Fortunately there is a faint glimmer of hope for those affected by digital storage media failure. (more…)