Platter Chatter

A Blog from CBL Data Recovery


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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High-Profile Data Destruction: Snowden Hard Drives Destroyed by Guardian Editors


31 January 2014

Remains of a PC destroyed by Guardian staff to clear themselves of Snowden leak data; Photo:Guardian

Back in July during peak moments of the Edward Snowden leak scandal explosion around the world, the UK’s Guardian newspaper was embroiled in a battle with government about the information in the paper’s possession. Government officials and the GCHQ spy agency threatened injunctions against the paper. Finally staff decided they had to destroy all the computers to prevent their journalists being carted away and measures being taken against the paper.

See footage of the destruction after the jump

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