Security Erase Can Save Your Drive

Security Erase Can Save Your Drive

At Disk Drive Solutions we get a number of support issues about drives that are working in an unexpected fashion. The drives are properly identified by a system leading the hard drive recycler to believe the drives are working properly, but when they continue to...
Unlocking Locked Hard Drives

Unlocking Locked Hard Drives

Many clients receive hard drives that are locked and do not know what to do with them since a locked hard drive prevents any access. It is basically useless until it is unlocked so most of my clients cannot resell or re-use them as is. Below are the steps to get these...
Erasing Enterprise SAS Hard Drives

Erasing Enterprise SAS Hard Drives

Many data centers today are now using SAS hard drives as their main storage device. These SAS drives are very expensive so you can just imagine how valuable they would be for the secondary market. Here is a great example of a higher cost SAS drive by HP. Large...
Save $50 off this 2TB SSD!

Save $50 off this 2TB SSD!

$50 off brings the price down to $949.99, so are you ready to buy? This is the world’s first storage drive based on 3D VNAND flash which is offered by Samsung. The architecture of this SSD results in more storage, better performance, smaller footprint, and a...
Help Prevent Your Hard Drive Hacking

Help Prevent Your Hard Drive Hacking

Well, my name is not on the list. And if it was, I’d have to deny it just like every political figure whose name was found on the list. Their summed up response was “it was a joke.” But what’s next? What website am I on or what store that I...
Handle With Care

Handle With Care

A recent article released on TechRadar.com discussed how to extend the life of your hard drive. It lists five easy steps to help consumers achieve the most amount of years possible in a hard drive. These steps are: Use a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) – This...
CHIP – The $9 Dollar Computer

CHIP – The $9 Dollar Computer

CHIP is the world’s first $9 dollar computer, and maybe the tiniest computer I’ve ever seen. It has 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, and a 1GHz processor and it all fits in the palm of your hand. This is one amazing device and many have agreed since their...
Power-Up In Standby (PUIS) Feature

Power-Up In Standby (PUIS) Feature

Power-Up in Standby is a hard disk drive feature that allows drives to be powered up into a different power management state that will actually minimize current at power-up and allows the host to sequence the spin-up of the device. This means that when power is...