Hard Drive Recovery Associates (HDRA), a data recovery services provider based in Irvine, CA, recently published a blog post, entitled “How to Store Emails In An External Storage”. In it, HDRA discusses the different ways that an individual can save their email archives for future reference.
HDRA recommends the following methods of email archive storage: External hard drive, Network-attached storage (NAS), Internet cloud storage and Web Email..
External Hard Drive
From the article: “External hard drives are an attractive solution to long term data storage needs because of the extreme ease of use.”
Aside from being very easily accessible because of the absence of the need for an internet connection, external hard drives provide users with unquestionable data security and privacy. This makes using external hard drives to store precious data, such as email archives, a very reliable option for individuals and organizations alike.
In addition, external hard drives tend to be relatively affordable. The value that they provide by making files accessible from anywhere at any time proves to be very convenient.
Generally, hard drives are manufactured using plastic, metal, aluminum, or even a combination of the three. This means that hard drives are usually very durable.
However, external hard drives rely immensely on the quality of material and construction to consistently function well. If a user is not careful and accidentally damages the external hard drive, data lost due to damage will be difficult to recover without the help of a data recovery expert.
Network-attached Storage (NAS)
Organizations that operate with multiple employees and manage vast reserves of data will find it inconvenient to manually backup data every day.
NAS is a convenient solution to this issue. This is because NAS comes with an “auto-backup functionality”. This makes large operations with massive data archives—especially veteran companies with multiple decades’ worth of data—much easier to handle.
HDRA also mentions the RAID configuration which is defined in the article as, “one in which each disk in a multiple-disk system is a backup for its partners”.
RAID configurations provide better security than using multiple, separate external hard drives. Data lost from one drive can be conveniently recovered from another.
Internet Cloud Storage
Cloud storage, much like external storage, also provides excellent accessibility.
The only requirement to accessing data stored through a cloud storage is an internet connection. A set-up like this is handy for businesses, such as journalism or outsourcing, which don’t necessarily operate in a single location.
A good example of this is Gmail. All emails and files on Gmail are stored in the user’s Google Drive.
Data stored in a cloud storage can be managed and transferred from anywhere with an internet connection. This, however, does mean that a user will still need an internet connection to access their email archives.
Usually, web email services already provide a decent amount of free storage.
This storage is usually enough for an individual’s emails, especially if the individual’s emails are managed well. In such a case, deleting or archiving emails to free up space is less of a worry.
Although, someone looking to backup their email archives can still do so. Most web email services have this feature built in. A user can choose to download their email archives and store them wherever they wish.
A Step Towards Data Protection
“We strongly recommend regularly backing up precious data, especially email archives.” said Jack Edwards, spokesperson for HDRA. “Failing to backup data can make unexpected mishaps such as data loss rougher than they should be. Fortunately, data recovery services such as HDRA are available for anyone having data recovery issues.”
HDRA encourages anyone with an issue with their business or personal hard drive to reach out to them directly even if others have already told them that their data is unrecoverable.
HDRA specializes in hard drive data recovery for RAID, Mac and PC hard disks as well as SSD drives, and can recover data from clicking or damaged hard drives.
On their toll-free support line (1-877-443-2821), which is online 24/7, they provide free recovery diagnosis. They also have a full set of blog articles on their regularly updated Wordpress website (recent release) for those who feel the need to find out more about hard disc issues. Interested parties can also connect with them via their preferred social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
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