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How Long Do Hard Disk Drives Really Last?

b2ap3_thumbnail_hddlast400.jpgIt's important to understand how long your hard drive will last so you can minimize the risk of data loss from a drive failure. Disk hard drives are made up of tiny parts with platters that rotate at thousands of RPMs, which makes it the most vulnerable component of your PC. How much life is left on your server's hard drive?

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Use the 80/20 Rule to Save on Data Backup Costs

b2ap3_thumbnail_8020-400.jpgBacking up your company's data is critical when it comes to keeping operations going after a disaster. Data backup is an important operating expense that you can't afford to skip out on, but if you're looking to cut back on the cost of your data backup service, then you should consider the 80/20 Rule.

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3 Ways Redundancy Can Help Your Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_redundant400.jpgSomething that's redundant might be understood as something that's no longer needed, excessive, or unnecessary. While the word redundancy is used as a negative adjective for most of life's scenarios, when it comes to business technology, redundancy is an asset. Here are three ways redundancy can help.

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Losing Data? Stop Cloning

b2ap3_thumbnail_backupagain400.jpgWhat would you say if we told you that disc error rates have been found to be ten times worse than what the vendor's drive specifications state? They're not lying, they are just predicting their own drive's failure rate. In order to be accurate, you must account for failure rates associated with the disk controller, the cables, the PCI bus, the memory, and the processor as well.

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Do you Still Use a VCR?

b2ap3_thumbnail_vcr400.jpgIt wasn't too long ago when a person could go to his or her local supermarket and rent a copy of their favorite movie on VHS. When that novelty fell off, you could still get the movies at your local video store. Every town had one. Whether it was a chain such as Blockbuster or a locally owned store, millions of people relied on the video store in their town for entertainment for the better part of a quarter of a century.

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    What an incredible year 2015 was here at Help Desk Cavalry. We want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of our milestone year. During 2015, HDCav strategically increased personnel and its technology infrastructure to better support our clients. HDCav acquired Pro-Action I.T. based in Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island, and inherited their office in Poulsbo. Additional staff was added during the year including: Matt Hadlock, Luke Lucas, Brandon Hansen, Armand Cote, and Sarah Dennica Bingham. We hear that you are all enjoying working with them as much as we enjoy having them on our team. Read More button

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