This week saw Andy Butlers 50th birthday come and go, and the first 8TB drive to arrive in the lab for recovery. A new problem needing a new solution.
“To think 35 years ago I was recording data onto cassette and video tape, 40 years ago repairing and recovering sound recording from to reel to reel tape. In 1976 as a boy shopping in Gum Dept Store Moscow the checkout was an abacus !.”
“Tape recording essentially being the basis of how hard drives platters and read write heads were developed. It would not take long on a smart phones calculator to work out how many 60min cassette recordings can be fitted on an 8TB hard drive. “
But consider this, in the days of telex and the transmission of data accross time zones by radio frequency, ticker tape was used to store data. ” I remember intercepting the TASS news agency feed between Moscow and Murmansk on a Royal Signals telex, and getting told off for wasting paper, in the space of minutes I had rolls and rolls of paper output, and that was just a few pages of a newspaper.” How many hectares of trees would have to be felled today to store the output of an 8TB drive full of text files to ticker tape? - Answers to [email protected]
Today the Security House lab is a centre for recovery of data.
Over the years I have recovered data from all manner of storage, ranging from floppy discs, to hard drives, SSD and even 100 TB SAN.
The R3 team of engineers have now brought together an increasing production capacity at the highest success rates in the UK data recovery industry and hopefully ever increasing data volumes will keep us occupied for many more for years to come
R&D success is helping find solutions to drives declared unrecoverable after fire, flood, power or user interference. To help develop a recovery solution for these latest Seagate 8TB Archive HDD, we bought 2 new similar 8TB drives to add to our growing stock of 8000 donors.
Once control of the heads was restored, the platters were readable, and data was accessible from the image created as part of the hard drive recovery process.
Be sure to protect your storage and backup drives with a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) this includes SSD and flash memory devices which are more prone to fail from interference and intensive use / large data transfers.
If your hard drive does fail then be sure to call Andy and the team at R3 Data Recovery.
The inevitable happened and a CF card failed when I was filming a wedding. 3 companies told me the card had not recorded any info and that the footage was not recoverable. Someone mentioned R3 Data and I thought I’d give it one last attempt.
The service was second to none. They sent a courier to collect my card (the other companies had never physically seen my card) they kept me up to date with the process throughout and managed to return all the corrupt files intact. To be able to tell the bride all has been saved was a feeling I’ll never forget and I’ll happily use R3 again (thought hopefully not to soon).
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