Remember Your Passwords or the Data Is Gone!

Remember Your Passwords or the Data Is Gone!

Hi all – Happy Friday!..Our client tried to use their buffalo 500GB USB Hard drive Model HD-CX500U2 after a few years sitting in the cupboard which shows an error after connecting to a PC. Rather than persisting or re-formatting the drive, they chose the team at...

How to safely sell your mobile phone Apple and Android

Gday all – Happy Friday…Today we’ll talk about how to Wipe Data from a Mobile Phone Safely Before Sale. Selling your mobile phone can be a great way to make some extra cash or upgrade to a newer model. However, before you hand over your device to its...

How to keep you android device safe.

How to Keep Your Android Device Safe from Hackers In today’s digitally connected world, our smartphones are more than just communication tools—they are our personal assistants, financial managers, and storage for sensitive information. This makes them prime...

What to do if you suspect your portable HDD is failing?

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!How to Ensure Better Data Recovery from a Failed Drive.Data loss can be a daunting experience, especially when it involves a failed hard drive. However, with the right steps, you can improve your chances of recovering lost data successfully. Here’s a...

Understanding Ransomeware

G’day all – Happy Friday…Understanding Ransomware and How to Protect YourselfRansomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system or its data until a ransom is paid. These attacks can be devastating, affecting...

Never EVER attempt to open a hard drive your-self!

Happy FRIDAY!!We recently had a client bring in a portable Hard Disk drive with important information on it. he decided to “Watch a few YouTube Videos” and had a crack at opening the drive himself at home in his work-shop, subsequently rendering the drive...

How to recover data from a time machine backup

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!Losing important files can be a nightmare, but if you’ve been diligent about using Time Machine to back up your Mac, there’s a good chance that your lost data is not lost forever. Time Machine is a powerful tool that allows you to restore...

BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!!!

Happy FRIDAY!A client presented us with an assortment of drives that had all failed, and had been sitting in a drawer for years. he now found himself needing several important documents and was unsure which drive they were on. We managed to recover all the data from...

Broken USB Thumb-Drive?

Hi All – HAPPY Friday!We see these types of job quite often here at 555 Data Recovery. It’s a common issue normally caused by a pet or child running past a laptop with the drive plugged in. Can you get the data off these? – YES we can. It’s a...

This one was touch and go!

Morning all – Happy FRIDAY!!A client recently presented us with a portable HDD that had been dropped on a tile floor. She was extremely upset and anxious as this drive had all her twins photos from birth to year 5…. And of course…No BACKUP! –...