Irvine, California based Hard Drive Recovery Group (HDRG) has published an article on their blog that helps laptop owners speed up their aging devices. The need for speed, as well as the necessity of running essential software, means many people are wondering whether they should splash out on new equipment or soup up the kit they already own. HDRG hopes that their new blog post can settle the issue once and for all.
Maureen Davies, speaking on behalf of Hard Drive Recovery Group, says, “Whether you are saving your cash during the COVID-19 outbreak, waiting for the next generation of models to come out or like many across the world, find it hard to let go of your aging laptop, you can take advantage of our tips to help get it up to speed. With so many working or studying from home, even making it quicker before donating it to someone less fortunate makes sense. With the tips from our blog post, just about any laptop can run faster and have its life extended without its owner having to spend a fortune. Should you decide it is time to lay it to rest, however, please make sure you use our blog tips in other articles to remove your data and recycle it properly.”
The company often publishes a wide range of informative posts through their blogs that help users all over the world learn from their technicians’ vast experience. Though based in Irvine, Hard Drive Recovery Group helps individuals and companies across America and around the globe recover their data.
Ramiro Ames, a customer who recently gave the company top marks on the Google platform, says in their review, “Lou and his team really went out of their way to help me, which was great as I had already been to other data recovery services nearby and all of them had said there was nothing they could do. HDRG restored all the data on my hard drive and had it back to me by the end of the week. No nonsense, high quality data recovery!”
Regardless of the user’s preferred model of laptop, Hard Drive Recovery Group recommends adding a Solid-State Drive (SSD) instead of relying on the built-in mechanical hard drives, which will help speed it up. Choosing an external SSD provides both additional storage and a backup which can later be attached to other laptops if necessary. An external SSD also provides reliable plug-and-play storage along with quick read/write speeds. On many older models (which have DVD or CD drives), it may be possible to swap the internal hard drive out and replace it with an internal SSD.
Next, the blog advises readers to ensure that there is enough Random Access Memory (RAM) to cope with the demands of the software they intend to run. Most new laptops come with a minimum of 4GB of RAM, but the choice of how much to spend on adding more really depends on what needs to be run on it. In addition to RAM, many users often find that a good, deep clean of the machine (to remove dust that may have compromised the performance of their processor and graphics card) can help speed it up.
Hard Drive Recovery Group’s final recommendation is to run a clean installation of Windows, whether by making the leap to Windows 10 or a previously tested configuration that includes the specific third-party software and drivers they require. Most older machines have junk, forgotten programs and bloatware tacked on in addition to problems caused by third-party software, configuration errors and, of course, malware and temporary files. Doing a clean install after making a backup of essential information is a good way to reduce any risk while also speeding up almost every laptop.
HDRG’s recent news, covering the bugs in Windows10’s latest update, was featured on USA Today, Street Insider and several other online news sites around the globe. The company pointed out that users around the globe have been upset by a string of broken updates that fix known issues but come with fresh bugs and new problems. These problems include hiccups with connectivity and sound. Unfortunately, uninstalling the update is the only way to fix the issue for some users. To handle unnecessary bloatware installed with the updates, Hard Drive Recovery Group recommends using computer cleaner software, such as CCleaner and PC Decrapifier, which do a decent job of cleaning a computer.
In the article, Davies states, “Being able to work remotely can be the difference between being able to pay rent—and starving. That’s why taking care of our computers is more important than ever. In severe cases such as data loss, data recovery services like HDRG can get you back on your feet to do business as usual.”
The company has also been in the news warning about malware oriented around COVID-19. This can also be read through their blog on their main site. Unfortunately, hackers are capitalizing on the general public’s fears as well as their thirst for information on the virus by creating and spreading malware through email campaigns. These emails mask themselves as informational guides that can help protect the user from COVID-19. They often contain risky downloads, known as ‘Emotet,’ which harvest new targets via email. To combat this, and many other issues, Hard Drive Recovery Group offers over-the-phone data recovery evaluations for free to all who have been hit in this latest attack.
Hard Drive Recovery Group has been providing a clean room data recovery service for any type of hard drive for over 20 years, including RAID recovery with a 24 hour turnaround service. Their overall recovery rate is 95%, including drives that have experienced damage from fires, floods and other adverse effects.
Those interested in learning more about HDRG’s services will find everything they need on the company’s website. Customers may also find them at their premises or get in touch online via their website and other online resources. Social media users are welcome to connect with Hard Drive Recovery Group on their preferred platforms to stay up to date with important news, announcements and their latest blog posts.
from Hard Drive Recovery Group