Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote: > David Greaves wrote: >> So here we are, a month after Which? gave out the same dumb advice the BBC >> follows: >> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/technology/newsid_7910000/7910045.stm >> >> Sensationalist pillock :) >> >> I can't wait for someone to be seriously hurt trying to drill through a hard >> drive. >> >> FWIW: >> http://16systems.com/zero/index.html > > I'm not an expert, but from my understanding of the theory, that > challenge isn't offering anything like enough money. $500 is less than > recovery companies charge for a normal recovery. I would have thought at > least $10,000 is more like what you would need to offer, maybe more. Ah, you didn't allow for the value of the coveted title... "King (or Queen) of Data Recovery"
> You'd need something like a magnetic force microscope, <snip plot worthy of MacGyver...> Err, that would be the point... And given that your plot would even work, how many spods on eBay have access to a magnetic force microscope? Obviously the word spods includes BBC reporters (note, not "journalist") incapable of entering "wiped disc recovery scanning electron paper" into Google and getting as the second hit: http://sansforensics.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/overwriting-hard-drive-data/ Which makes a mockery of the whole thing (as do any number of other references that are not obtained from companies making a living from BS). For the lazy: The forensic recovery of data using electron microscopy is infeasible. David -- "Don't worry, you'll be fine; I saw it work in a cartoon once..." - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/