Inside Kroll Ontrack's new data recovery lab

Inside Kroll Ontrack's new data recovery lab

Summary: Last week, Kroll Ontrack opened a new clean room facility for data recovery in Brisbane. We take a peek inside the operation of the facility.

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TOPICS: Security, Storage
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    Kroll Ontrack said that at the last count, it had over 500 proprietary software and hardware tools to help with data recovery. Developing the tools is a continual process because of the release of new storage devices and the revisions of existing models.

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    The clean environment is necessary for opening drives; otherwise, there is the risk of irreparable damage.

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    Kroll Ontrack is able to image a drive from back to front, depending on damaged areas. It then works with the image of a drive, not the original hard drive.

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Topics: Security, Storage

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  • White coats add an extra layer of protection!
    jimb2-1a1a0
  • Wow, these guys are hacks.. Seriously, no full cleanroom suit? Just opening drives without a face mask , hair net,etc? Looks like they went cheap with the cleanroom too (not even a room, it's just a bench with a drop down plastic wall ....
    SteveFromCalifornia
  • SteveFromCalifornia, the only hack around here is you. Get a life. These guys are professionals and it doesnt matter if they wear a full suit or not. The fact is these guys recover lots of drives. How many have you recovered? Thats what I thought. Go away.
    cheekeman