Whether you are just getting acquainted with data recovery or want to immerse yourself into the nuances of this process, here you can find explanations on most questions related to this topic: how files are stored on different digital media, what may cause their loss, what the chances are to restore them and how you can do that without risks. Also, you can gain an insight into data recovery software, learn to make the right choice of tools and apply them properly in various scenarios.
What are external hard drives and what are their main types?
An external hard drive (also referred to as a portable hard drive) is a data storage device that is externally connected to a PC via USB, eSATA, or FireWire connection. Usually such devices get power directly from the computer to which they are attached via USB (except for 3.5" hard drives typically equipped with an external 12V power supply).
What’s inside a USB stick and what types of thumb drives exist?
A USB flash drive, also known as a pen drive, USB stick, USB drive, jump drive, thumb stick, stick drive and memory stick is a small, portable and rewritable data storage device. USB drives do not require additional drivers and are usually compatible with all operating systems (including BIOS) and all types of devices equipped with a USB port.
What is a flash memory card and what types of flash cards exist?
A memory card (also referred to as a flash card, flash memory or flash memory card) is a small portable data storage medium that is commonly used in an electronic device for storing almost all types of data: photos, videos, music, documents, games and programs. Essentially, it’s a chip (a set of electronic circuits) that allows writing and rewriting data multiple times.