Beyond Bytes: Navigating the Names Used to Measure Massive Units of Digital Data
Beyond Bytes: Navigating the Names Used to Measure Massive Units of Digital Data

20 May 2020

Gigabytes…Terabytes…Petabytes…Zettabytes… Naming new units of computer memory may be fun but once you venture beyond the volumes we see in our current digital landscape it becomes a bit informal. Keeping track of just how large the numbers are isn’t so easy either. How much big data is there in a Yottabyte?

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Spring Ahead and Look Towards the Future of Storage
Spring Ahead and Look Towards the Future of Storage

18 March 2020

Spring is the season for new beginnings so let’s look at how new applications with new requirements and breakthrough storage technologies will bring fresh approaches to the ways we use and store our data.

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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: #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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Dissecting the Digitization: Data Age 2025
Dissecting the Digitization: Data Age 2025

18 December 2018

The latest IDC Data Age 2025 whitepaper The Digitization of the World (from Edge to Core) is available now. We’re breaking down some of the key points in the report for you.

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Amazon Goes Grocery Shopping, Buys Whole Foods
Amazon Goes Grocery Shopping, Buys Whole Foods

23 June 2017

More and more, businesses are looking for ways to blend brick-and-mortar stores with online services. The company that rules the online marketplace? Amazon. But Bezos is branching out.

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Plugged In: The Internet of [Every] Thing
Plugged In: The Internet of [Every] Thing

22 June 2016

Plugged In: The Internet of [Every] Thing

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest thing since the Internet. And it is, quite literally, huge. Notably, “the Internet is as much a collection of communities as a collection of technologies.” It connects computers and people. Now, the Internet far surpasses its original definition as a vast network of computer systems. It has expanded rapidly and could potentially include everything. In the Internet of Things, all kinds of objects and technologies can effectively “talk” to one another.

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Where Is Cloud Data Actually Stored?
Where Is Cloud Data Actually Stored?

25 February 2015

How Cloud Storage Works

With the rise in popularity of cloud-based data storage, more people are asking where and how information is actually stored by cloud providers. More precisely, what exactly is the ‘cloud’, and how secure is storing and sending information through the virtual network? It’s important to have a basic understanding of how your information is being handled–particularly the aspects of a service provider that you should be cognizant of in order to ensure the safety and privacy of your data.

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Digital Universe of Data Continues to Grow
Digital Universe of Data Continues to Grow

28 April 2014

The IDC is in with their latest report on the ever-expanding ‘Digital Universe’. Latest figures highlight that the world’s data is up to a staggering 4.4 ZETTAbytes.

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West Joins East: Western Digital buying Hitachi Global Storage
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
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
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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Storage for Students
Storage for Students

3 September 2010

Summer is over. That is the sad reality for many students. For the upcoming school year, here are some suggestions for students who need that somewhere to store important data.

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With Tiny Tech Comes Great Responsibility
With Tiny Tech Comes Great Responsibility

29 April 2010

These days, much of our important data is being stored on smaller technology platforms and this is increasing the risk of data loss. When an incident occurs the errors, and thus difficulty in retrieving data, are magnified because of the architecture and small scale. When problems happen with data, getting advice from a specialist who understands the inner workings of the technology can be the difference between data saved and data lost.

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Storage Solutions For The Home User
Storage Solutions For The Home User

26 March 2010

HD videos, 12 megapixel cameras, digital music collections, oh my. The average home user now has more personal data than ever. Here’s a rundown of what solutions for large and reliable storage are available.

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More Density, More Problems
More Density, More Problems

18 March 2010

Increased capacities have allowed users to accumulate and store all of their data, and removed mobile limitations, but it has also made recovery jobs a little tougher.

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USB 3.0 Devices Debut At CES
USB 3.0 Devices Debut At CES

14 January 2010

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was memorable for 3D television, e-book readers, and other gadgets. The one thing that stood out for us here at CBL was the debut of several new USB 3.0 devices.

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Business Continuity = Data
Business Continuity = Data

6 June 2007

Many businesses and government agencies have implemented business continuity plans that include data backup to minimize downtime during a disaster or other unforeseen disruptions, but many organizations don’t realize data loss can occur despite having backup technology.

In May 2007, A&T came out with some key finding in its

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How Stable is Your RAID?
How Stable is Your RAID?

1 May 2007

Storage is infallible. Or so you may think.

RAID Arrays do fail and through the doors of CBL Data Recovery disks from arrays do pass with increasing frequency.

Manufacturers frequently claim five 9’s availability, but when one of the disks of your RAID Array fails and then...

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