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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Chonny, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Chonny

    Chonny

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    The hard drive can be repaired inside a clean room in the manufacturers plant.

    Why have the police not sent this to Samsung or Western Digital or whatever.

    It's been said he smashed it.

    If that's the only damage, whats the damn hold up?
     
  2. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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    Because they are idiots!
     

  3. fireguy129

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    You mean if I run a screwdriver through the platters they can still read the info? :wow:
     
  4. Tackle

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    Repairing hard drives doesn't work 100% of the time. It depends what fails. Physically inflicted damage is near impossible.
     
  5. F14Scott

    F14Scott Luggage CLM

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    I saw a TV true crime show where a forensic computer guy examined a hard drive that had been smashed apart with a hammer, the platters shattered into many pieces, some the size of a postage stamp.

    He painstakingly aligned the puzzle pieces together and then did digital analysis of the positionally reconstructed platters. He was able to reconstruct enough data to convict.
     
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  6. bdhawk

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    send it to abby on NCIS.
     
  7. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

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    No..... Abbey is outstanding , but she'll need to get Timmy to help with computer stuff....



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  8. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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  9. DAIadvisor

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    People are watching too much TV. If plates are damaged, you're SOL.
     
  10. Chesafreak

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    Its already being done by the FBI crime lab. They have a good success rate for recovering data off of destroyed drives, and it won't break the chain of custody and other requirements to be admissible in court like it may if given to the manufacturer.
     
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  11. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Not exactly correct.

    There is a facility, here in Maryland, that can and DOES this sort of work for "Uncle".

    It works. . . . 95+% of the time. (My company has had hdd's data retrieved.)
    The job is very well paying, too.

    I happen to know a guy that does this sort of work.
    "Uncle" sends him all over the world to retrieve data/hdd(s) and testify.

    A couple of the "initial" organizations do this work.
     
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  12. kensb2

    kensb2 pistol n00b

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    I also happen to know a guy that does this, but for an alphabet agency.
     
  13. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  14. Squeeze

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    There is a reason our three letter agencies grind their
    hard drives to dust, after completely over writing the
    media. Even with a few bullet holes through the drive,
    they will get something...Will it tell them anything?
    They could get lucky.

    Squeeze
     
  15. Detectorist

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    How do you know they have not done that? Do you think they reveal everything they are doing to the media, which is where you are getting your information?
     
  16. russoj429

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    i have posted in another hard drive question regarding someone on here needing data recovery.

    i am actually a data recovery specialist, if the platters are physically damaged than no data recovery is possible.

    i have seen some drives come into my lab that have completely shattered platters. if this is the case no data can ever be recovered from them.

    if a drive looks anything like the ones in the pictures than absolutely no way to get data

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  17. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    "Initial" vs. "Alphabet" agency = same/same AFAIC

    :cheers:
     
  18. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Holy Hairy Eyebrows, Batman! :rofl:

    (That's a MAN, BABY! YEAH!)
     
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    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Disagree on your pic #4.
    We paid a HUGE sum, and got data retrieved. (Took over 1 year.)
     
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  20. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I once met Mr. Hooper from Sesame Street. He worked with initials and alphabets, too. Unfortunately, his primary helper was an 8' bird with a 52 IQ.