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HDD crashes more than doubled in the last four years

HDD crashes more than doubled in the last four years, remaining the most common cause of data loss according to customer data* collected by Kroll Ontrack. When asked about the causes of their most recent data losses, 65 percent of Australians surveyed noted that their most recent data loss came from a desktop or laptop hard drive, followed by SSD (16 percent), tablet/smart phone (12 percent) and RAID/virtual services (7 …Read More

Encrypted hard drive recovery times drastically reduced

Software engineers at data recovery leader Kroll Ontrack have developed a new technology that can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to recover encrypted hard drives with a logical or physical failure – a key development in light of the growing number of cyber threats that are driving the adoption of encrypted drives. The company’s new automated decryption technology allows engineers to target only areas of the hard …Read More