Monday, March 9, 2020

Data Recovery Company Discusses Choosing How to Transfer Files

Hard Drive Recovery Associates (HDRA), a data recovery services company based in Irvine, California has released an article talking about the different ways computer files can be transferred and how a computer user can choose methods to use depending on their particular situation.

In the post, “How To Transfer Files Between Computers”, Hard Drive Recovery Associates discusses the details involved when transferring files using the following methods:

External Storage

Using external storage devices such as USB drives or external hard drives is the simplest way a user can transfer their files. However, using external storage can be quite slow especially when transferring a large quantity of files. File transfers can take hours upon hours depending on the size of the files being transferred. This is most evident in USB 2.0, which can only transfer files at a rate of 60MB/s. This problem is less noticeable since the introduction of USB 3.x, which can transfer files at rates of 625MB/s with USB 3.0, and up to 2500MB/s with USB 3.2.

Local Area Network (LAN)

When computers are connected to the same network, an ideal way of transferring files is through the LAN. Being connected on the same network allows computers to easily access each other’s hard drives. To prevent abuse, this access can easily be granted or revoked using the Windows 10 File Explorer user interface. This provides businesses with a more seamless way of managing its files.

Cloud Storage

Much like transferring files over a local network, cloud storage also makes for a more convenient experience for managing files since it’s done digitally. This can be done over various cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive - each of which allow for a seamless file transferring experience. These services are usually available for free up until a certain storage limit. After reaching their limit, the user can choose to pay for more storage. This is convenient for businesses who operate while handling large amounts of data.

Windows Easy Transfer

In the past, as the article states, Windows had a free utility called Easy Transfer which allowed people to easily transfer files from an old system to a new one. In addition to files, the utility also transferred things like system settings and programs. However, this was discontinued upon the arrival of Windows 10. Windows 10 now recommends its users to use the OneDrive cloud or an external storage device when moving their files to a new computer.

Speaking on behalf of HDRA, Jack Edwards says, “Cloud storage can be super convenient since it allows you to access your files from anywhere with an internet connection. However, since cloud storage services are provided by a third-party, security and privacy are frequent concerns.”

“Admittedly, security and privacy may not be too big a concern for the average Joe,” said Edwards. “But for organizations with sensitive data, security and privacy mean everything. On the other hand, external storage devices can provide this security and privacy. But, because of their physical nature, the risk of them breaking is always present. Data loss, I’ve learned, can be worse than a data leak. This is precisely why seeking the aid of data recovery services such as HDRA is crucial. We can recover 100% of your data and save you thousands of dollars in damages.”

HDRA encourages anyone with a problem with their business or personal hard drive to contact them directly even if others have already told them that their data is unrecoverable. HDRA specializes in hard drive data recovery for RAID, Mac and PC hard disks as well as SSD drives, and can recover data from damaged or clicking hard drives.

The company provides free recovery diagnosis on their toll-free support line (1-877-443-2821) which is online 24/7. They also have a full set of blog articles on their regularly updated Wordpress website for those who feel the need to find out more about hard disc issues.

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