Posted: 23 Dec 2010 06:05 AM PST
Recovering data after a user had somehow managed to microwave a hard disk or dropped a PC from a second floor window were among the more unusual data recovery problems successfully tackled by Disklabs during 2010.
Other bizarre cases included helping a client who had managed to drive over his computer. Disklabs has put together a list of its oddest data receiver jobs of the last 12 months, all of which concluded with the recover of data from damaged or destroyed devices.
Disklabs' top 10 data recovery disasters of 2010
Disklabs handles over a 1,000 data recovery jobs each year. Director Simon Steggles said, "This can involve books from aspiring writers – or even globally recognised authors; personal photographs, music collections, company data, banking data, pornography collections – in fact, anything."
Steggles explained that the risk of these potentially expensive data recovery jobs can be avoided if users regularly back up data but that's a lesson many learn only after a costly mistake.
"People always have, and always will, lose data. In what can be desperate circumstances we not only help by recovering the stored, vital information, we also advise clients on the most appropriate backup policy," Steggles explained. ®
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