Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kroll Ontrack offers more complete data recovery solution with SSD and flash capabilities

Minneapolis – Oct. 15, 2008 – Kroll Ontrack®, the leading provider of data recovery and legal technologies products and services, today announced it has capabilities to successfully recover from flash media and solid state disk (SSD). Through newly developed Ontrack® Data Recovery tools and techniques, the company’s expert engineers can recover data from increasingly more popular flash and SSD devices that have been plagued by physical damage or operating failures.

“Flash memory is a key technology enabling new designs for many products in the consumer and enterprise markets. However, the new developments and enhancements to the technology – larger storage capacity, diverse applications and performance – don’t exempt flash and SSD media from data loss. Flash and SSD storage can suffer some of the same causes of data loss as traditional storage such as hardware failure or human error,” said Sean Barry, senior Ontrack Data Recovery engineer, Kroll Ontrack.

“As products with flash and SSD continue to become more prevalent, the more critical data they store. They may eventually even replace hard disk drives. Consequently, it is vital that users of this storage technology have options for recovery. The expert techniques developed by Kroll Ontrack provide flash and SSD users with thorough, quality data recoveries when data failures occur,” added Barry. “The need for this capability is reinforced by the fact that we saw a 70 percent increase in 2007 over the previous year for flash recoveries and a 37 percent increase in flash recovery requests in the first quarter of 2008 over all of 2007 for North America and Asia Pacific.”

Due to the proprietary nature of controller chip manufacturing and programming, every flash and SSD recovery situation is unique. Kroll Ontrack’s 20 years of experience with data structures and clean room recoveries paired with its continual investment in research and development make quality data recoveries from flash and SSD possible.

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Through its Ontrack Data Recovery products and services, Kroll Ontrack is the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide. Using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack Data Recovery solutions help businesses and consumers recover lost or corrupted data from all types of operating systems and media and storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, advanced search, paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, ESI consulting, and trial consulting and presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is a technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit:;;;