January 25

Have you seen the social trend popping up the last few weeks using the hashtag #10yearchallenge? As the New Year just started lots of people have been partaking by sharing old photos of themselves alongside more recent ones with ten years in between. 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.

CBL Data Recovery #10YearChallenge HDD 2009 SSD 2019

Highlighting and reflecting on how things change in one’s life over ten years, or stay the same, is a fun exercise and change is definitely something we all see when it comes to technology. At CBL the various digital storage devices we have seen over the years is always changing in shape, size, capacity and more. The one thing they have in common as it relates to us is of course they all have a data loss problem.

For the #10YearChallenge we found an old photo from 2009 of a hard drive and from current day an m2 SSD device which is a newer item we have started to see in for recovery. Here’s some more info on these storage medias and you can compare how their specs differ.

Top: a 320Gb SATA hard drive

circa 2008.

7200rpm, typical business class hard drive with middle of the road capacity. Average read speed around 80MB/s.

Bottom: 512Gb m2 SSD

circa 2018.

Mid-range SSD, average read speed around 479MB/s.

What we see here is not a direct evolution of storage technology but highlights changing trends and the leaps of capabilities that imply different uses and environments for computing today. An SSD as a boot device will provide a significant performance boost over a traditional hard drive, but for storage capacity a hard drive still can’t be beat. Many users now incorporate both types into their systems — an SSD for faster OS booting and response, and a hard drive for data storage and we predict this trend is likely to continue far into the future.

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