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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Stories From The Lab: Engineering Files Buried in Mudslide
Stories From The Lab: Engineering Files Buried in Mudslide

13 May 2021

Look back at some of our emergency response expertise with a story from the lab. This one is about a mudslide in Venezuela that buries a town’s engineering documents. Flood, mudslide, hurricane… CBL helps with critical data disaster recovery.

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Spot Some of These Signs? Your Hard Drive May Be About to Fail
Spot Some of These Signs? Your Hard Drive May Be About to Fail

22 October 2015

Hard drive failure is often a surprise but crashes don’t really come out of nowhere. You can often spot a potential drive crash before it happens if you know what to look for. This is useful ahead of time so you have a chance to get a backup in and save data.

Here’s a list of signs you may notice in your computer that might signal imminent drive failure.

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How did Toronto Police Recover the Deleted Rob Ford Crack Video?
How did Toronto Police Recover the Deleted Rob Ford Crack Video?

1 November 2013

So how did the police department get the deleted data of the mysterious video files from the hard drives? In a story stunning Toronto yesterday and spreading beyond Canada into news media around the globe, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair admitted that a video showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking what appears to be a crack pipe had been recovered. The video, never been seen by the public, has been the subject of a great deal of speculation since some photos from it were reported in the press earlier in the year. Mayor Ford received a torrent of allegations about its supposed contents and flatly denied it even existed. A bombshell of sorts yesterday when the Police Chief exclaimed that evidence seized in a series of police raids contained electronic devices and computer hard drives that after months of investigation contained the video in question. According to Blair, the footage is “consistent with what has been described in the media,” but he will not further describe what depictions are there. So how did the police department get the deleted data of the mysterious video files from the hard drives?

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Have You Seen My Data?
Have You Seen My Data?

19 March 2013

This is more like ‘lost devices’, not quite the kind of data loss we deal with, but at CBL we feel concerned customers’ pain every day in recovery inquiries like these.

Feel the pain of lost data - Full version after the jump

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Driveageddon latest in mounting problems resulting from Thailand Floods
Driveageddon latest in mounting problems resulting from Thailand Floods

10 November 2011

Helicopter surveying flood devastated suburban Bangkok This year’s monsoon season in Thailand has had a massive impact on the nation’s manufacturing capability, and has affected the global hard drive market. The effects of ‘driveageddon’ are likely to be felt for many months to come. By early October, the Rojna industrial estate, home to major production giants like Honda, Pioneer, Hitatchi and Nikon, had been flooded, rendering the entire area non-operational.

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