REMOVABLE MEDIA

Removable media refers to any external storage device such as optical disks(CD / DVD) , 3.5” Diskettes (“stiffies”) and portable USB Devices (memory sticks). Loss of data is a fairly common occurrence and in most cases it is possible to recover lost data.

EXAMPLES OF DATA LOSS SITUATIONS

  • Inaccessible media
  • Corrupted data
  • Virus
  • Fire & water damage
  • Media surface contamination and damage
  • Accidental reformatting
  • Accidental deletion of data

THE RECOVERY PROCESS


REMOVABLE TYPES, BRANDS, MODELS AND INTERFACES

  • Diskettes in 3.5" format with 720Kb & 1.44Mb capacities, 5.25" format single and double-sided to 1.2Mb capacity.
  • CD ROM, CD R/W, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM disks.
  • Optical Formats for standalone & multi-cartridge Jukebox storage systems:
    • Pinnacle range
    • Imation range
    • Iomega range
  • FireWire and USB removable / portable drives.
  • FlashCards such as SmartMedia and CompactFlash