Beyond Bytes: Navigating the Names Used to Measure Massive Units of Digital Data

May 20, 02:03 pm

Beyond Bytes: Navigating the Names Used to Measure Massive Units of Digital Data

Gigabytes…Terabytes…Petabytes…Zettabytes… Naming new units of computer memory may be fun but once you venture beyond the volumes we see in our current digital landscape it becomes a bit informal. Keeping track of just how large the numbers are isn’t so easy either. How much big data is there in a Yottabyte?

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Data Recovery Wins on a Film’s Journey From Storyboard to Awards Season

Feb 7, 12:46 pm

Data Recovery Wins on a Film’s Journey From Storyboard to Awards Season

During Oscar and film industry awards season some of the year’s best works are highlighted but data loss threats behind-the-scenes can get in the way of a film’s journey to success. Here are two of our favorite movie-related data recovery wins.

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Stranger Data – the Stranger Things We See in the Lab for Recovery

Jul 26, 12:10 pm

Stranger Data – the Stranger Things We See in the Lab for Recovery

At CBL we’ve seen odd hard drives, and some stranger things, too.

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Apollo Moon-Landing Tapes Expected to Fetch Over a Million in Auction

Jul 16, 12:07 pm

Apollo Moon-Landing Tapes Expected to Fetch Over a Million in Auction

Three reels of moon-Landing tapes that were bought by an intern 43 years ago for a couple hundred dollars could fetch $1 million at an auction this week.

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Black Hole: It Takes Big Data to See The Big Picture

Apr 11, 02:32 pm

Black Hole: It Takes Big Data to See The Big Picture

The first-ever image of a black hole was revealed to the world by an international team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project in a culmination of years of work, astronomy and computer science feats. How much data must you compute to get an image of something that’s 55 million light-years away, has a mass 6.5 billion times that of our own sun, from a network of 8 telescopes that combine to make a dish the size of the Earth?

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CBL Pictures: #10YearChallenge #2009vs2019

Jan 25, 11:44 am

CBL Pictures: #10YearChallenge #2009vs2019

Have you seen the social trend popping up the last few weeks using the hashtag #10yearchallenge? We liked seeing these and thought as we completed our 25th year recovering data we surely could also get involved with our own spin. Some of our followers online showed interest in learning more about exactly what was shown in the photo so here’s an expanded breakdown.

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