Data-striped storage arrays or RAID subsystems present a
technical challenge to many service providers — consult
confidence. We have long-standing experience and success with all types of
these high performance devices.
To protect against outages, MindPride, can design a comprehensive disaster recovery plan to protect your assets, your reputation… even your existence. You'll be able to mitigate disaster risks to your computer systems, assure the recovery and availability of your mission-critical systems, and preserve valuable information assets with minimal interruption to customer service.
Careful planning, preparation and testing are essential to successfully respond to and recover from a disaster. MindPride identifies your risks — along with their business impact — then develops, tests and implements a plan for responding at the level your business requires should the unthinkable happen.
You can be assured the most conscientious, careful attention to detail. Whether the requirement pertains to litigation calling for on-site evidence retrieval or investigation, an expert witness in the courtroom, analysis of damage to computer hardware or deletion of information from data storage equipment, MindPride has the expertise you need for your computer forensic discovery initiative.
PROGRAM / DATA TRANSFERS
What is involved with transferring files from one computer to another or one platform to another (e.g. Mac to PC or PC to Mac)?
One of the biggest concerns when moving to a new computer is how to get all your old information from the old to the new. Not to worry. Not only can we get all your data transferred and programs programs reinstalled to your new computer, we will take special care to have your new computer look and work like your old one, just faster and better.
In a perfect world, transferring files from one computer platform to another would be one simple step. Unfortunately, the two most common platforms, Macintosh and PC, use operating systems (Macs use Mac OS, and PCs use Windows) that recognize different file formats or extensions.
MindPride consultants provide a complete file transfer service, which includes installing and configuring operating systems and locating, converting, and transferring files from one platform to another.
If you are on a budget, it is most efficient to bring your computer to MindPride for file transfers. When your computer is transferring files, MindPride consultants can work on other projects as well, which saves you extensive labor charges. Another way to save money is to consider performing some of the simpler, but often monotonous, steps yourself:
Organize your files
It is a good idea to organize your files when converting to a new platform or to another computer using the same platform (e.g., Mac Performa to a Mac G4). Place the files you would like converted in folders on your desktop or hard drive (e.g., Word document files in a "Word to transfer" folder, spreadsheets in an "Excel to transfer" folder, etc.). The consultant will not have to search for data files and will know exactly which files to transfer.
Install appropriate application software
When converting to a new platform or to another computer using the same platform, you must have the appropriate application software CDs (e.g. Microsoft Word for Windows, Adobe PhotoShop for Windows, etc.) available for the consultant to install and configure on your computer.
Change your file format extensions
When converting to a new platform, be aware that file format extensions differ (the file extension is found at the end of a file name), and often need to be converted. For example, a Microsoft Word document does not require (and may not have) an extension on a Mac platform, but does on a PC. So file name conversions are often necessary. Certain symbols used in the file name also differ between platforms.
If your hard drive is bad, would you like MindPride to back up your data?
For an hourly fee, MindPride provides data recovery services. If your hard drive seems to be failing, MindPride can often save your data. MindPride consultants can transfer the data to a CD, to the MindPride server or to a new hard drive at your request.
Would you like MindPride to install a new hard drive?
MindPride can order and install a new hard drive and transfer your data to your new hard drive. Remember, this is not your software, but your data only. Would you like MindPride to also reinstall your software on your new hard drive? Provide MindPride consultants with your software CDs and registration information (e.g. Microsoft Office), and MindPride consultants will install your software, as well as your data, for you. MindPride services are billed at an hourly rate.
Reinstalling operating systems, transferring data files and data recovery are just some of the services that MindPride consultants provide.
MindPride services are available as a carry-in (bring the computer equipment to the MindPrideconsultants) or on-site option, whichever is more convenient for you.
Follow Our Recovery Tips
Safe Solutions for Common Problems
Warning: If your hard drive emits unusual noises (clicking, grinding or metal scraping), turn it off immediately! This symptom typically indicates a head crash that can destroy your data. Hard drives spin with extreme speed - from 7,200 to 15,000 revolutions per minute - therefore extensive damage can occur in a short period of time. Contact MindPride immediately, as this situation demands professional recovery in a Cleanroom environment.
Tips on Using Disk Utility Programs
1. Always Save an "Undo" File
2. Strange Noises? Avoid Utilities!
3. Windows NT/2000, UNIX and NetWare Require Professional Expertise
Never assume data is unrecoverable. We've successfully recovered data from thousands of drives with extreme physical damage when others have said data recovery was not possible. Take these simple steps and let our 15 years of experience handle the rest.
Step 1: Call a MindPride Consultant (206)429-3050
Our Consultants understand the business and personal implications associated with a traumatic data loss. Call us to receive immediate assistance with:
Step 2: Prevent Further Data Loss
Step 3: Follow
Our Recovery Tips
Restoring Recovered Files
Thank you for using MindPride Data Recovery!
Please take a moment to thoroughly read the instructions prior to restoring your recovered data.
Before attempting to restore recovered data (regardless of the Operating System), your system should meet the following criteria:
Important: If your software applications have already been installed, these files should not be restored from the CD. Only files not currently on the system should be restored. You may cause file corruption by overwriting system and/or application files.
Cost of Data Loss
Exactly how much does
computer downtime and data loss cost businesses?
Data loss can be very costly not only in dollars and downtime but also in productivity. At MindPride we've uncovered even more eye-opening facts about data loss and the life of your business.
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