Heating your Hard Drive

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With the approach of summer, computers begin to produce more heat. These increases in temperature can cause the drives to be damaged and can not access the data, because of what specialists call “thermal imbalance” that causes imbalances in the internal parts of hard disk preventing access to information. In addition, the increased demand for electricity and thunderstorms so common in the summer, cause increases, decreases or surges, short circuits, power outages, etc. causing electronic failures in hard drives. Prevention: Tips From RecuperData we offer a few tips to avoid both high temperatures and electrical incidents make them lose their valuable insights: FROM THE HIGH TEMPERATURES: * Keep the computer area stable temperature. * Place a fan in the front of the computer case for air and another goal in the back to remove the indoor air. * Not having the computer indoors.

* Place hard drives on the computer NOT contiguous accommodation space between them for air circulation and heat from a not affect the other. EFFECTS FROM THE ELECTRICAL: * Install a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) able to keep your computer running instantly generating power before any power outage. * Install protective strips of tension that will offer protection against voltage surges will prevent them from burning their teams and the progressive aging (fatigue and overheating) of its integrated components, including the hard disk. – In both cases: make, either through online or local copy backup. If all else fails, to a loss of data: – Stay calm, do not rush. – Do not reinstall the operating system or insert more data. – Do not use data recovery software. – Turn off the computer (without rebooting) and unplug the device before any malfunction. – Never open the hard disk. – Contact a computer technician for assistance.