State-of-the-Art X-Ray Technology used for Advanced Data Recovery in Philadelphia
With all the advancements in Technology over the last few decades it almost feels like we’re ready to step into a scene from Bladerunner and hop in a flying car! Hard disk drives became mainstream in the 1980’s with a capacity in the megabytes. Fast forward to the year 2023 and we’re talking about consumer hard disk drives topping 22 terabytes and a multitude of different form factors and memory types with Solid State Technology dominating the market today.
Because of the progression in x-ray imaging, an entire hard disk drive can now be scanned inside of the machine to help identify damage to the read/write heads or even help in locating media scratches on the surface of the disks. This process allows a technician to safely inspect the drive without opening it, which could cause further issues. Once a report has been created the data recovery engineer can then determine the next step of the process in the recovery attempt. This opens a different and more ethical approach to dealing with damaged media devices for advanced data recovery laboratories posing minimum risk.
With the higher resolution design resulting in clearer images, we have a better understanding of how liquid dynamic bearings have evolved from steel and their importance for rotational speed and stability. This plays an important role in determining faults with the spindle which could hinder rotational operations. In the data recovery industry, we see many faulty spindles caused from physical damage or in some cases, extreme temperatures.