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What are Bad Blocks, how do they arise and how do they affect HDDs?

"Bad blocks" are damaged or corrupted areas on a storage device, such as hard drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs) or even other forms...

A little history - Vexus in the beginning

Last week Vexus completed 30 years of existence. And one of the first data recoveries we did was from a floppy disk. Early 90s, there was no Internet...

Cloud storage – your data accessible from anywhere

Cloud storage works by allocating data to remote servers, accessible via the internet. Instead of storing files locally on a physical device...

Why do SSDs fail?

SSDs, or Solid State Drives, are generally more reliable than traditional hard drives due to the absence of moving, mechanical and magnetic parts. However, as it is an electronic device...

Vexus Data Recovery celebrates 30 years!

It is with great joy that Vexus Data Recovery celebrates three decades of existence! None of this would be possible without the trust and support of our customers. With each successful case...

What is the best HDD?

We are often asked – What is the best HDD? Of course, we understand that you are not questioning which HDD is the fastest, which has the best cost-benefit ratio or which has the best technology and...

Why can't format damaged HD?

It is common for a hard drive to be unable to access partitions or folders and files due to damaged sectors. If the intention is to recover data, formatting a hard drive with damaged sectors, bad blocks, is not...

HDD in RAW mode - Is there a way to solve it?

When a hard drive goes into RAW mode, it usually means the file system is corrupted or damaged in some way. The partition in RAW mode indicates that the operating system cannot...

External HDD fell on the floor and no longer works? See what to do

If the external hard drive has fallen to the floor or suffered an impact, the best solution is to stop connecting it and seek professional help...

The TRIM command on SSD and HD SMR

TRIM is a command for the ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) interface that allows the Operating System to inform the device controller which data blocks are no longer in use, allowing the controller to internally "clean" them of proactively, anticipating the need for writing and...