What To Do If Important Data is Lost or Damaged

People often believe that their computer's motherboard stores data inputted by them through the keyboard or downloaded via the internet. This is a misconception since motherboards do not store data. When personal computers were first launched, it's motherboard consisted of a single layer of bakelite containing components on one side and silver plated connectors on the rear. It was possible to repair damages caused to those connectors. However, electronics has evolved a lot since then. A single RAM (random access memory), a solid state storage device, can store much more data than the hard disk drive of yesteryears. Modern generation circuitry depends on nano technology. This means that it is now possible to pack much more transistors on a IRC (integrated resistor capacitor) chip. However, an easier and more efficient way of storing data can be through a cloud hosted server or Azure Alternative.

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Modern generation circuit boards

The design of the modern generation circuit board is extremely complex. It contains of several layers of bakelite, each one containing circuits, connected to the other through miniature connectors. It is next to impossible to repair an electronic component if it lies in the interior layers. However, the manufacturer of the motherboard or an agency certified by them that possesses necessary diagnostic equipment can resolve problems caused by faulty electronic parts on the surface of the circuit board. Be prepared to replace your computer's motherboard if it has cracked. Does this mean that you will lose all your vital data? The answer is no.

Facts about data storage

To reiterate, motherboards do not store data, except those required for its BIOS (built in operating system). This information is stored in an EPROM (erasable, programmable, read only memory) fixed on a slot on the circuit board. This data includes information about your computer's hard disk drive (HDD), floppy disk drive (FDD) and other bootable drives such as the compact disk drive or the digital versatile disc drive. Each time you turn on your PC, the BIOS searches the EMROM and uses information stored on it to boot the computer. Apart from this, the BIOS also maintains detail of the current date and time. A lithium ion battery powers it when the computer is switched off, preserving information stored in it. Modern generation motherboards contain ROM (read only memory).

Storage options

However, the sole purpose of the EPROM or the ROM is to store information about the boot device. It does not store data inputted by you. All these information gets stored in the hard disk drive. Your computer also contains one or several solid state volatile memory modules known as the RAM (random access memory). They can read write information have much faster than the HDD. The processor uses them to store and retrieve data while processing calculations. The information stored on the RAM gets flushed when the computer is turned off. This is why the processor stores data on the hard disk drive after processing it, or when the user uses a combination of keys (ctrls or alt, F, and S sequentially) to save the data. You should seek the help of a professional data storage business to create an additional backup your precious data.