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Edwardsville, IL, January 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Several winter storms hit the Midwest this week,
costing computer users millions of dollars in lost data according to DataRecovery.com, a world leader in
professional hard drive recovery services.

"We've already received a number of hard drives from businesses and personal computer users through
our St. Louis laboratory," said Ben Carmitchel, President of DataRecovery.com. "Over the next month or
so, we expect to receive several hundred more. Major storms usually cause data loss, unfortunately, and
this storm was particularly rough for our customers."

According to Datarecovery.com, hard drive failures are the most common cause of data loss for
businesses and personal computer users. The company offers several tips for winter computer
maintenance; first, all computers should be connected to protected power sources, preferably with a
backup, as electrical failures cause most physical hard drive issues. An appropriate power supply can
drastically reduce the chances of electronic issues during any type of storm.

Sensitive electronics also need protection from extreme weather. If a laptop or desktop computer sits in a
cold environment with temperatures of under 60 degrees, the computer should sit in a room temperature
environment for at least four hours before operation. This allows the computer's hard drive to adjust to the
new temperature, preventing hard drive read/write head issues. Computer owners should also ground
themselves before handling their hard drives. Static electricity can build up during dry winters, and static
discharge can instantly damage electronics.

Most importantly, computer users should regularly back up important files. A regular backup plan can
prevent permanent data loss on any system, regardless of its size, and Carmitchel notes that data recovery
should be a last resort.

"We offer data recovery for all types of hard drives, servers, and other storage devices," said Carmitchel.
"Of course, we'd rather help our clients avoid data loss in the first place, particularly during harsh winter
weather."

Datarecovery.com is a world leader in data recovery and computer forensics. With four locations in
California, Illinois, Arizona, and Toronto, the company provides a variety of services to thousands of
clients each year. Visit www.datarecovery.com for more information.




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Datarecovery.com, Inc.
Ben Carmitchel
1-618-635-2020
Contact via Email
www.datarecovery.com
Ph. 800.237.4200 ext. 269


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