Behind the Big Data: Revealing Our Galaxy's Black Hole
Behind the Big Data: Revealing Our Galaxy's Black Hole

18 May 2022

Astronomers from the Event Horizon Telescope project revealed the first-ever image of the black hole that sits at the center of our galaxy known as Sagittarius A*. It was produced using observation data collected from the network of telescopes situated around the globe. How much data must you compute to get an image of an object that’s 27,000 light-years away, is 4 millions times more massive than our Sun, from a network of telescopes that make a dish the size of the Earth?

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Sounds Like Something Is Wrong...
Sounds Like Something Is Wrong...

14 April 2022

Hard drive making weird noises suddenly? Watch a clip from the recovery lab and you be the judge.

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4 Storage Tech Trends for 2022
4 Storage Tech Trends for 2022

8 March 2022

How data is stored and where we use it isn’t exactly the same as it was 10 years ago, let alone even a few years ago. For 2022 multiple things are in play from technological advances to our data storage needs as well as general market forces. Here’s 4 storage tech trends to watch this year from HDD & SSD competition, to storage capacities, flash memory and the pandemic effects on data use.

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CBL Pictures: How it started... How it's going
CBL Pictures: How it started... How it's going

17 February 2022

Some devices in the lab recently for recovery service with many years between them reminded us of a social trend comparing old and new.

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CBL Pictures: Easy to See Not-So Hot Fate for Not-So Burnt Hard Drives
CBL Pictures: Easy to See Not-So Hot Fate for Not-So Burnt Hard Drives

27 August 2021

Throwback to this pair of fire-burned drives spotted in the lab whose not-so hot fate was pretty easily determined early into the recovery project.

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CBL Pictures: When Fire Damage Makes Hard Drive Recovery Harder
CBL Pictures: When Fire Damage Makes Hard Drive Recovery Harder

15 July 2021

Technology that suffers the wrath of a catastrophic event like a wildfire is not a pretty sight. Here are some archive photos from the initial findings after wildfires ripped through the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2016 with some pieces that eventually made their way to our labs for recovery assessment.

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Predicting Where Storage Is Going in 2021
Predicting Where Storage Is Going in 2021

25 January 2021

As the year begins we look at trends in the digital storage world, projections for the market and technologies that will impact how data is stored and used in 2021.

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

11 April 2019

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: Burnt Bytes and Backups
CBL Pictures: Burnt Bytes and Backups

16 November 2017

Recently, we received this laptop for recovery. The fire had ravaged the client’s home, destroying the laptop, and the backup device sitting nearby.

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CBL Pictures: Fire Damaged Hard Drives
CBL Pictures: Fire Damaged Hard Drives

22 July 2016

When we receive fire-damaged hard drives and computers in need of data recovery service, usually they aren’t in terribly bad shape. As you can see in these photos, unfortunately wildfires in Fort McMurray, Canada incurred extreme destruction on these drives. Sometimes the effects of a disaster are too much for recovery.

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