You probably have seen many different technologies come and go if you have been around computers for very long. You might remember the floppy disk in 3.5, 5.25 or even the 8-inch formats. These magnetic storage media were very popular and were a mainstay of computer construction for a long time. Most new computers, however, do not even have a floppy disk drive installed. The popular high-density 3.5-inch disk held 1.44 megabytes of information when formatted. The LS-120 super floppy that eventually followed could handle 120 megabytes of data. A computer user might remember popping in multiple diskettes when installing large programs, such as operating systems.

Other forms of magnetic media followed, such as the Zip and Jaz drives and diskettes. They boasted even more capacity. From 100 MB clear up to 750 MB, the Zip drive seemed like a good replacement. However, the hardware to run them was expensive and cheaper alternative methods were developed. CDR and CDR-W soon replaced magnetic media for storage and installation.

Even hard drive technology has changed over the years. The Small Computer System Interface drive, or SCSI, was a common and reliable drive configuration. Most personal computers now have EIDE or SATA drives installed.

The upshot of all of this technology evolution is that a user may have data stored on media that is no longer accessible. A data recovery company, like The Data Rescue Center, can migrate the data to media that is compatible with the user’s current equipment. Along with emergency data recovery, The Data Rescue Center can make most of your old data accessible again.