Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives
RecoverySoft / July 19, 2018

We are constantly reminded of the importance of recycling. In the ICT industry, recycling of computer equipment can be useful for educational or charitable organisations. It can however be detrimental to the previous owner. Charitable establishments such as Computer Aid International will refurbish computers for reuse in various sectors including education, health and other non-profit organisations for the benefit of developing countries. It would appear Computer Aid International ‘wipe’ each hard disk drive, which is good news as it hopefully provides some certainty that data cannot be retrieved. However, it is doubtful that the ‘average’ user realises the risks involved by selling their old computer on websites such as eBay. They may delete all their files, re-install the operating system (OS) and possibly format their drive, yet the data will probably reside on the disk, typically in unallocated space. Data fragments may be present that could be used maliciously in the hands of a criminal; indeed data from any source i.e. any electronic device could be used maliciously. Discarding computer equipment without due care could lead to irreparable, financial, political and personal damage to the owner or organisation. A recent study conducted by Glamorgan University (source: Time Online website) revealed…

Computer Backup: Are You Willing to Roll the Dice?
RecoverySoft / June 22, 2018

It is estimated that about 90% of households have at least one computer in the home. Computer Industry Almanac reports that at the end of 2011, there were 310.6 Million computers in use in the US. Studies suggest that the average adult spends between 5 – 8 hours on the computer per day between work and home. I believe that it is safe to say that computers play a huge part in our lives. Computers are interwoven into just about every aspect of our lives. We use them to pay bills, preform business transactions, connect with our loved ones and the world. We use them to play games, check the weather, gamble, make travel arrangements and the list goes on. In the process of doing all those things, the computer has also become a place where we store important documents and pieces of information, as well as priceless memories, making computer backup essential. We want to keep our cherished memories and data for the long term. Computer backup is simply the storage of your computers files on a medium other than hard disk. The process is done in order to protect your valuable information in the event it becomes inaccessible…

Enhanced Oil Recovery, Secondary, and Tertiary Recovery
RecoverySoft / April 16, 2018

Did you know that much of the oil in the ground is still present after primary recovery? In the kings english, that means there is still a lot of oil left in a well even after 10 years of pumping. The reason oil production slows is that the natural drive that once pushed oil aggressively towards the wellbore has subsided. Normally, the natural drive is either water or gas in the formation. In this article, we look to explain some of the common enhanced or secondary / tertiary methods of oil recovery. With oil hitting new highs every day, it is clear the cost benefit of utilizing technology to get at extra production makes sense. When oil was in the $ 10-20 range, the incremental cost of some enhanced oil recovery methods did not make economic sense. One of the most common secondary recovery methods is a waterflood. Essentially, a waterflood is a reintroduction of water into the formation to create a drive to push more oil towards the wellbore. To increase the efficiency of a waterflood, new methods utilize Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer floods and some explorers are introducing microbes into the wellbore to increase the sweep efficiency of the flood, both…

Difference Between Recovering Corrupted and Deleted Files
RecoverySoft / March 16, 2018

Data recovery is something that has been gaining importance in recent years, and the reason for this is nothing but the rise in the number of data loss cases. Though data recovery software are almost everywhere on the internet, certain users have not yet been able to understand the exact concept of recovery of data. This has led to people downloading the wrong recovery utility, people trying out free utilities which are of not much use in recovering deleted and lost data. There is another concept which is less understood, and that is related to data loss and data corruption which will be discussed in detail in this article. There is a world of difference when it comes to data loss and data corruption, and this has to be understood properly by the user in order to make data recovery a success. Corruption of a file or a folder basically means that the data present in the file or the folder has been affected partially, or that a part of the file or folder has gone missing, due to many reasons, similar to the ones that cause data loss. Recovery of a corrupted file is extremely difficult and hence a…