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How to React When Your Data is Corrupted?

Have you ever seen a corrupted digital picture or were unable to open a file inside of an application due to data corruption? You are not alone. Data corruption is far more common than one might think. Since the beginning of the computer era, users have dealt with data corruption. Data corruption, in simple words, means that the data inside of a file has been altered from its original state. …Read More

How Kroll Ontrack Recovered the Data Stored on Space Shuttle Columbia’s Hard Drives

February 1th, 2003, after 17 days in space, Space Shuttle Columbia was set to land at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:16 am and complete the STS-107 mission. It was approximately 9:00 am when the disaster occurred. CNN live broadcasted the shuttle disintegrating above the state of Texas. The cause of the crash was due to a piece of thermal insulation foam that came off the shuttle just 80 seconds …Read More

Double Murder

Among the most amazing cases of data recovery that Kroll Ontrack has seen is about a double murder investigation. A woman had been found dead at her home next to another dead body that she apparently had not known. Suspicion was first raised against her husband, who was also in the house at the time of the incident, but he had no recollection of what could have happened, so the …Read More

Kroll Ontrack Helps to Eliminate Funding for Ransomware Criminals

Kroll Ontrack helps to eliminate funding for Ransomware criminals.  Kroll Ontrack has developed a set of solutions to restore corporate data fast and eliminate payments in the event of a Ransomware attack. Ransomware is a lucrative crime Payments to Ransomware criminals are expected to reach over one billion dollars in 2017. New attacks are being reported daily and they are not expected to decline anytime in the near future. Anyone …Read More

What is the Future of SATA and SAS SSDs?

Solid State Drives (SSDs) have become more and more prevalent over the years and are starting to become the norm for home computing devices. They are also now used extensively in enterprise-class systems that rely on data storage that is not only reliable, but able to maintain high data read/write speeds as well. However, as the demand for better performance and reliability increases, so does the need for more modern …Read More

Smart TV Data Recovery

All eyes were on LG’s signature W Oled Smart TVat last year’s CES, one of the major trade shows for consumer electronics and Home Appliances in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The SmartTV was referred to as an “absolute stunner”. Giant screens and the highest definition for viewing have become almost secondary features to the connectivity of the Smart TV- similar to call quality on smartphones. A Smart TV now can replace …Read More

Data Loss on SSD and SSHD is Not the End

More and more SSDs and solid state hybrid drives (SSHD) are being sold to consumers and enterprises these days. Studies from the IT market researchers of IDC show that in the enterprise market, SSD capacity shipments are seeing a 50 percent annual growth rate, and this trend should continue until the end of this decade. Another research group, DRAMeXchange, is predicting that during the fourth quarter of 2017, 50 percent …Read More

Results of Global Survey on Backup Behavior

The annual World Backup Day on March 31st always provides good reason to consider one’s own approach to creating backups, as well detecting any possible weak points. For many people, making a backup is just a tedious routine. However, it can be very reassuring – for both private individuals as well as for companies – to know that a functioning backup exists if an emergency should strike.  The results of …Read More

What to do when you lose data

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives; you accidentally delete your most recent copy of that presentation you’ve been working on for the past few days. You didn’t mean to click ‘yes’ on that popup and you accidentally format your external hard drive with all your photos on. You drop your iPad in the bath while you’re watching your favorite Netflix series… any of these sound familiar? …Read More

Remember to back up your data on World Backup Day 2017

Backups are important. To ensure that this is not forgotten, the then 24-year-old College student Ismail Jadun in Youngstown, Ohio launched World Backup Day on March 31, 2011 and it has been celebrated every year since. The fact that the creation of a backup copy of computer or smartphone data must be remembered is actually quite amazing. It should be clear to everyone by now that data on a hard …Read More