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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West Joins East: Western Digital buying Hitachi Global Storage


7 March 2011

As seen in the NY Times DealBook Western Digital announced earlier today that it will be purchasing Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in a deal worth $4.3 Billion. The landscape of storage manufacturers just got a bit smaller, but it remains a massive growing technology industry.

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A Large Piece of Storage Technology History


22 February 2011

Do you know what this is being loaded onto a plane?

what is being loaded onto a plane here? Hint: a piece of storage technology history

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All We See Is The Code


27 September 2010

Unless you have experienced a hard drive failure, you may not be aware of the complexity how data is stored. A CBL data recovery expert sees a string of ones and zeroes organized in a perfect pattern otherwise known as your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Paris. It’s all about perspective.

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CBL Pictures: Just an Ordinary PCB


19 March 2010

Just an Ordinary PCB?

hard drive pcb with usb

Find out more after the jump.

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Software vs Hardware Recovery


9 September 2009

Conventional wisdom would dictate that a software-based data recovery would be more economical than a hardware-based recovery. This is not always the case. Both methodologies can involve quite a bit of hands on involvement.

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CBL Pictures: Head Stack Assembly


24 April 2009

Head stack assembly photo

Here’s a picture of a head stack assembly removed from a hard drive. It was taken from a multi-platter drive during a recovery. So how do you remove the head stack from a hard drive? Very carefully.

Can you afford to be without your data?


14 January 2009

Hard drives don’t discriminate. Whether the economy is in a recession or a boom, no one is immune to data loss. It’s never a matter of IF data loss will happen; it’s simply a matter of WHEN.

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