Beyond Bytes: Updated Unit Names Needed for Massive Digital Data

30 November 2022

Beyond Bytes: Updated Unit Names Needed for Massive Digital Data

Gigabytes…Terabytes…Petabytes…Zettabytes… Naming units of computer memory follows a standard system of prefixes but after a certain range gets a bit informal. The common and even very large volumes we see in our digital landscape were covered for years. Until now. For the first time in 31 years the International System of Units (SI) has been expanded to include two more prefixes.

Keep Reading...

CBL Pictures: Computer Paper

17 November 2022

CBL Pictures: Computer Paper

A throwback to the late 90s when CBL had ads running in a popular national print magazine about tech “The Computer Paper”.

Keep Reading...

A Mad Desire in the Lab to Make Data Come Aliiiiive

28 October 2022

A Mad Desire in the Lab to Make Data Come Aliiiiive

CBL can recover data from the most frightening situations but what goes into making your data come alive again isn’t the work of mad scientists in the laboratory. Check out our fun Halloween video.

Keep Reading...

Why Big Tech shreds millions of storage devices it could reuse

7 October 2022

Why Big Tech shreds millions of storage devices it could reuse

A recent Financial Times longread delves into datacenter storage use, e-waste, data security and Big Tech’s reuse practices (or lack thereof). We share a related tech tip for the rest of us.

Keep Reading...

Data With a Drip

23 September 2022

Data With a Drip

Spotted in the lab. This one needed a bit of specific pre-recovery work.

Keep Reading...

SUBSCRIBE

 

Get the Platter Chatter Digest in your inbox once in awhile with the latest posts. We’ll never spam you or sell your email address, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Platter Chatter Digest email newsletter