99% of data recovered from a drive in the tragic crash
It’s amazing and somehow very sad that engineers were able to recover the data from a Seagate disk drive found in the wreckage of the shuttle Columbia.
When things get tough at work, a colleague of mine is fond of saying “they’re just disk drives.” This kind of brings that home.
More on the story from Engadget.
Update: more on this story from Blocks and Files. Dave Reinsel at IDC has written a detailed report as well, accessible to subscribers for a fee. Intriguing perspectives about the persistence of data in disk drives for good and ill.