Imagine losing days of work including financial records, client databases, etc. The scenario is a complete disaster. Having backups of your data is very important. There are many recovery tools available now that can help you recover your lost data. There are many people who are still not very aware of the various recovery options available. Taking regular backups is very crucial for protecting your data from any unforeseen events. Here are some interesting unknown facts about data recovery.
1. Average failure rate of tape drive backups is 100%. At some point in time, all tape backups fail. So, it is not a good backup option as it does not offer complete protection for your data in case of natural disaster or any kind of mechanical problem.
2. Data loss is a very common phenomenon. About 70% of business people have lost their data due to system failures, accidental deletion, viruses, etc.
3. When people lose that, the first thing they do is they try to recover lost data by using recovery software or restarting the computer. These actions make it almost impossible to recover data.
4. Only 25% of users regularly backup their data, even though most think that it is very important to take backups and admit that they will incur huge loss if they don’t do so.
You can completely protect your data by maintaining up-to-date copy of your data remotely. Remote backup means online backups or managed backups. This allows saving your data on a different location than your office. By having remote backups you will be saving a lot of money in the future.
Microsoft Surface is a high end tablet from Microsoft. The Surface Pro 4 is the latest version of it. Here are the unique features of this device.
Design and Display
It’s look is very attractive. The screen size is 12.3 inches, which is a little more than it’s 2014 model. The display’s optical stack, that is, the diodes, sensors and pixels are now beneath the glass. The tablet works better because of the sensor elements of the touchscreen being so near to the finger. The display is very responsive to the touch, and even better with a stylus. It has a new Surface Pen that can detect 1,024 levels of pressure even during a single stroke. The screen resolutions is now 2,735 x 1,824, which is a lot higher than it’s previous version and better than the MacBook Air.The screen is more luminous and color accurate than it’s previous versions. This means that you will be able to see more realistic-looking movies, games and photos.
Surface Pen and Type Cover
The Surface Pen and Type Cover are much better. The Surface Pen provides 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. It feels more like a pencil. The stylus has one flat side. This makes the stylus more comfortable to hold. The surface has powerful strip magnets that lets it cling onto the tablet’s left side. There is a functional eraser button. It’s excellent palm detection ability and accuracy in Pen tracking, it will make a huge market. The spacing between the keys on the tablet are wider now, so you can keep track of where your finger is. Each key is individually backlit. The Type Cover is much thicker and rigid than the previous versions. So, you can get a deeper key travel. It gives you a better surface to type on. It’s keyboard provides a laptop-level experience. The Tye Cover now has biometric functionality; that is, it has Fingerprint ID. Overall, it’s a great device and you will love the experience. You can get it at Amazon for $849.00.
Until 2010, people used to upgrade their laptops every 3 years because of the new features each new version had. Slowly, this trend started declining because of the popularity of tablets and also because people didn’t find any unique feature in the new laptops that were introduced in the market. When you buy new laptops, here re the top features you should consider.
1. USB Type-C charging
This is a new type of charging that can carry data and electricity over a single wire. With this single cable, you can power your laptop and copy your files. These cables are reversible; that is, you can plug them in from any side. Charging with this type of cable is very comfortable.
2. Higher-resolution screens
In the past, most laptops had 1366 x 768 resolution screens. For this poor resolution, pictures looked grainier and many texts didn’t fit on the screen, so you had to scroll down more to read pages. Now you can get 192 x 1080 resolution screens. You can also get full HD option. So, your pictures and videos will become more lively with this resolution.
Laptops that are four years old had mechanical hard drive. Now laptops have solid-state drives (SSDs) that are 300% faster. It lets you boot faster and opens your applications very quickly. This means, you can complete your work faster.
When buying a new laptop, you should also consider other features such as WiFi, camera, screen size, weight, cost, etc. These features depend on you need. Many manufacturers are coming up with laptops having all these features. When buying a laptop, you should weigh the quality and cost of the laptop.
I’m Phil! I’m a Data Recovery Engineer by profession, and a blogger by heart. This is my blog about everything related to computer, software and data recovery.