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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Raptor Made out of Hard Drive Parts - Lab Catches NBA Finals Fever
Raptor Made out of Hard Drive Parts - Lab Catches NBA Finals Fever

10 June 2019

Raptors fever in the lab: techs put heads together to make this. Wishing Toronto’s team good luck!

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CBL Pictures: #10YearChallenge #2009vs2019
CBL Pictures: #10YearChallenge #2009vs2019

25 January 2019

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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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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Drivehenge

21 June 2017

Marking the Summer Solstice…

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HDD-Rex: King of the Hard Drives
HDD-Rex: King of the Hard Drives

21 October 2016

CBL techs playing head games –

'HDD-Rex: King of the Hard Drives' - dinosaur sculpture made from hard drive parts

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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.

More pics after the jump …

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CBL Pictures: What Are These?
CBL Pictures: What Are These?

24 March 2015

Likely unfamiliar to younger people and not seen in ages by our older readers…

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CBL Pictures: Hard Drive Fire & Fusion
CBL Pictures: Hard Drive Fire & Fusion

11 April 2014

photo of recent fire damaged hard drive in our labs for evaluation

We don’t often see fire-damaged drives that are in this bad shape. In a fire, rising temperatures affect the exterior and...

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