Data Recovery Glossary

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A - Access Rights to ASCII

B - Backup to BTRFS

C - CANON_DC to Cross-linked Files

D - DAS to Dynamic Disk

E - ECC to External Hard Drive

F - Failed Disk to fsck

G - Gigabyte to GUID

H - Hard Drive to Hybrid Disk

I - IDE to Internal Drive

J - JBOD to Jumper

L - LBA to LVM

M - Megabyte to Motherboard

N - NAS to Nuke & Pave

O - Operator Error to Overwritten Data

P - Parallel ATA to PSU

Q - QNAP to Quota

R - RAID to Resident File

S - SAS to Synology Hybrid RAID

T - Tailpacking to TrueCrypt

U - UDMA to USB Thumbdrive

W - WD to Write-Through Cache


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It is no secret that storage devices (hard drives, USB thumbdrives, memory cards and so on) took hold. However, as any things in our world storage devices are exposed to a variety of failures so any one of us may face a necessity of recovering data. This site contains definitions of certain terms in the data recovery field. It is easy to use the site: there are two panels - the left panel contains an alphabetical index, the right one contains definitions of terms.

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