Platter Chatter

A Blog from CBL Data Recovery


Data Recovery on TV - Halt and Catch Fire


8 September 2014

Every once in a while we catch our work being captured and ‘interpreted’ in the fictional world of tv and movies. One instance we noted recently is in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. Set in the early 1980s PC revolution, the chance of seeing some hard drive-related data drama was high.

Scene from AMC's Halt and Catch Fire

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Digital Universe of Data Continues to Grow


28 April 2014

The IDC is in with their latest report on the ever-expanding ‘Digital Universe’. Latest figures highlight that the world’s data is up to a staggering 4.4 ZETTAbytes.

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Your Data, Your Electronics, Our E-Waste


22 April 2014

infographic with the latest data from StEP showing E-waste Generation by Country On the occasion of Earth Day, we reflect on a lurking issue here at Platter Chatter – E-Waste. Often underestimated in size, global technological growth also produces an amazing amount of waste annually. When you think about it, the amount of devices, from PC hard drives to cellphones that you have gone through and then multiply it by your neighborhood, city, country….where do all those electronics go?

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CBL Pictures: Hard Drive Fire & Fusion


11 April 2014

phot of recent fire damaged hard drive in our labs for evaluation

We don’t often see fire-damaged drives that are in this bad shape. In a fire, rising temperatures affect the...

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