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A breakthrough recovery? How data survived the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

Jon Edwards has seen his share of disasters. As a senior engineer at Kroll Ontrack he’s recovered data from devices that have been through the worst of times. Floods, fires, car wrecks- he thought he’d seen it all. But nothing could prepare him for what was to become his most famous and challenging task- salvaging data from a melted disk drive which had fallen from the sky six months prior …Read More

The World’s First Data Recovery

Almost 30 years have gone by since Kroll Ontrack performed the world’s first successful commercial data recovery.  How this significant milestone was reached can be traced back to 1985, when a company named Ontrack Computer Systems built a software program called Disk Manager®, which made it easy to install a computer hard disk. Humble beginnings At the time, due to operating system and BIOS constraints, computers weren’t able to maximise …Read More