Thursday, May 5, 2011
Erasing And Recovering Hard Drives: An Increasingly Complicated Affair
The buzzword of the year is "cloud," and it carries with it an implication that your data is somewhere magical and safe, and in a way, it is. But there's no getting around the fact that our appetite for storage is increasing by leaps and bounds, whether it's stored locally or remotely. There's always the possibility of catastrophic failure, and of course the flip side of that is that there is always the need to instantly and permanently delete our data. I've always found both necessities, and the methods for achieving them, interesting topics. And with densities increasing and SSDs on the rise, the recovery and security scene is getting more complex by the day. I spoke with Chris Bross, a data recovery expert at DriveSavers, in order to get a feel for what the recovery practices are out there today.