Notes From Computers 2K8 Radio Show! (March 2, 2008)

"Good morning everybody, you're tuned to Computers 2K8 on sports radio 850 The Buzz" and so began today's show as we do every Sunday morning from 8am - 10am here in Raleigh, NC. You can download the show from the show's website or you can listen do us live as we stream the show across the web.

Hard Drive Recovery When Drive is Knocked Off the Desk and Crashes to the Floor!

The most interesting topic on today's show was the result of a caller inquiring about what to do about the fact his daughter had knocked her external USB hard drive containg a project she was working on from school (not backed up of course) off her desk and on to the floor. He said the drive made some noice so it was spinning up but the drive was unreadable. Another caller suggested he check out a hard drive data recovery utility called GetDataBack. My co-host Spencer downloaded the program and tool a quick look at it. He said it looks fairly comprehensive and he will be checking it out this week. The caller who mentioned this utility said he has had wonderful success recovering data from drives long thought dead. So while I can't reccomend this hard drive recovery utility because I haven't used it, it does appear to be a less expensive first choice than sending the drive off to a data recovery company.

I'm Heading For Mix '08

I mentioned I was heading for Mix '08 in Las Vegas (or is that Lost Wages!) this week to learn all there is to know about what is coming (or already arrived!) from Microsoft in the web development world. If you see me at Mix make sure you say hi and let me know if you listen to the show streamed across the web or if you read my blog!

posted on Sunday, March 2, 2008 11:30 AM Print
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