Monday, February 13, 2006

Hard Drive Recovery

PC Magazine has a great article on a data recovery firm -- Ontrack Data Recovery -- and how they recovered data from a hard drive that was willfully cooked in a campfire. They recovered 100% of the data. Other (non-cooked) damaged drives, however, that were sent to the firm in a regular manila envelope (no padding) left them little chance. No data was recovered on one and only 26% on the other. If mailed properly, I'm guessing those percentages would have been higher.

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