Data Recovery Miracle

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It was one of the most iconic and heart-stopping movie images of 2003: the Columbia Space Shuttle ignited, burning and crashing to earth in fragments.

Now, amazingly, data from a hard drive recovered from the fragments has been used to complete a physics experiment - CXV-2 - that took place on the doomed Shuttle mission.


http://blocksandfiles.com/article/5056

After looking at the photo of the drive, I think this recovery was nothing short of a miracle. :shock:

Nice to see the loss of the astronauts was not in vain. :)
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Agreed that hard drive was in rough shape!

But it's only a 400MB hard drive? I wonder if it was specially built for space or if there was some other reason it was so small :?
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That is pretty crazy. It's pretty amazing what you can recover from data storage devices in the worst of shape, and that is some of the worst.
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90% Recovery. That is pretty amazing considering the condition. At least now I know for certain where to go for critical data recovery! Bet their stock went up when that was released.
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Merlyn wrote:
That is pretty crazy. It's pretty amazing what you can recover from data storage devices in the worst of shape, and that is some of the worst.


Remember this was in 2003 and the disk would have been picked out probably a year or so before launch!

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