$2,000,000 Clean Room! – DriveSavers Data Recovery Tour

You’d never know it from the outside But in there through those doorways is one of the world’s oldest and most advanced data recovery companies. Drive Savers headquarters here in Novato, California features almost a hundred hires Roughly that numerous insurance certifications and a two million dollar ISO five clean-living office and they sponsored us down here to have a close look at how it is they take this and Turn it in to this So let’s go inside( Intro Music toy) We’re gonna kick things off in the museum as Long as our escort says that that’s okay Security is a huge Deal at Drive Savers not just on the outside of the building, but likewise throughout it, so guests get these incredible stamps that actually alter shade over experience eventually turning red so that anyone who looks it will know to – kicking me out or call the policemen and everything in here is on a need to access basis with biometric certificate on ensure distinguishes and Annual background checks for all staff membersSo these chaps have recovered data from pretty much everything that you would normally think of – hard drives phones laptops SSDs and From a lot of things that you probably wouldn’t think of defibrillators photocopy machines and even a TiVo so the museum now contains many of their biggest success narratives both in terms of the importance of the data That was recovered, uh they formerly saved Twisted Sisters Christmas album and twelve chapters of The Simpsons Including the conclusion of the who shot mr..Burns cliffhanger during a national contest to guess who did it and in terms of the difficulty so run over by an 18 -wheeler check, ignite on fire Check buried in a mudslide check that more – this one that you’re looking at right now was actually plucked from a sunken Ocean liner after sitting underwater for two days, it had the owner’s memoirs Successfully recovered from it now. Let’s are talking about here how they do it Consultation and in some cases even diagnosis with its examination of what data they expect to get back is free so you send in your drive, we’re send styles it into a colored bin according to the priority of the working and the uhh( cough) Cleanliness of the drive or design and you might think to yourself ah come on. It’s a hard drive how soiled could it be, but they’ve actually had to obtain a Geiger counter to evaluate the radioactivity of drives coming out of nuclear disasters And through some of their forensics succeed They’ve even attended inventions come through now that were found on murder martyrs One phone apparently had the camera element gashed out Before being situated back on the victim’s figure in an supposed attempt, to get rid of the photos So yeah drive savers got that **** back good work idiot Hope prisons discussing you well, from send your bucket cross to one of a few different places and we’ll go through those in a minute, but Everything will eventually get the cloning treatment and that starts here drive savers deters a huge stock-take of give Wiped donor drives because, you dramatically improve your chances of recovery if you’re working with a bit 4-bit Digital copy of your data set it gives you the time to analyze more than just what enters were there and then dig into Who retrieved them when, what did they do? These kinds of things can be particularly important in cases of corporate intellectual property protection for example Where there might have been some attempt to destroy data or cover up a data access The kinfolks in this room also do the initial analysis of raid displays consuming Software tools like the one you’re looking at here to rebuild the array logically and specify which drives are probably labouring penalize Versus which ones is very likely to need physical reparations before making a cloning attempt, and they’ve got the hardware for everything from Reconstructing a – a four drive home Nazare to this over here.This is a 45 drive j baud That’s on standby just wait I don’t know maybe another 96 drive server that got gallons of irrigate dumped on it due to a sprinkler system malfunction because, yeah That was a thing that happened but as you recognized in the museum a Lot of the hard drives that “re coming” here need a lot more than a little bit of software rika jiggering so Welcome to the clean-room! Or strictly speaking. This is the inventory room and the cleaner was on the other side of the glass, but but this stuff’s cool Too in now, they’ve got basically every hard drive.You could imagine. They’ve got two and a half inch! they’ve got three and a half inch! They’ve got Todd the latest helium sealed drives and all the way from the latest to look at these Clunkers, I symbolize look at this, this is called a mini scribe I guess you know relative to this guy It is pretty mini, but basically the point is Whatever the text on the other side of the glass inside that is o5 cleanroom so that is lower than 100 Thousand point one micron particles per cubic meter ten thousand times cleaner than a normal room, whatever they need They threw a request onto this little cart.It comes out here. We load it up We burn it back in there and whether it’s a brand new driver an ancient one they start the process of Rebuilding one working drive from the donor and the recipient Now they did put behind bars some of the proprietary rig that they use, uh for example They detected a direction to work on helium sealed drives, which won’t serve at all in regular air That’s seven times more dense and so they wouldn’t show us like I don’t know how they either Reseal them or leant them in a helium cavity or something, but this place is still incredible, so thanks to the 34 filtered devotees air is contained in here so quickly that it’s not only scavenge But they can actually do soldering direct Anywhere in this room without disrupting anyone else’s sensitive improvement operation incredible, and an operation it is They actually agreed with us do an actuator swap so Stay chanted for that video because I’m super tended for you guys to see it.Anyway for now let’s continue our journey so then With the drive physically acting, I convey it’s copying data. They can just, send it back to you, right wrong so this guy right here is Working, but it is not reliable drive savers wouldn’t be able to keep their warranty approved assistance status with Every major hard drive vendor for very long if they drew that kind of a stunt so the next step, then is Logical recovery where, maybe not all but some of the data should be recoverable even in situations of severe physical Damage, like we read downstairs in the museum, and we’re going to head over there But first we need to make a quick stopover in flash memory town now hard drive recovery is complicated Flash memory hoho well, that’s a entire other ballgame son. So what you’re looking at here is raw ones and zeros off a flash microchip So you can think of it kind of like a QR code? except that there is no app for your phone to read it and Making significances still more difficult this midriff spare area part right here Well, that contains information about where the block counts are where your ECC belongs etc.It’s such a really good substance except Oh wait That comes intentionally scrambled in many cases as a security measure So figuring out which bytes are bad and get the whole thing to turn green Takes a lot of knowledge and then to do it quickly takes years of Experience and even get it to that quality isn’t incidental in many cases flash memory chips compel proprietary not to mention expensive books and They come from inventions, but don’t ever want to give them up readily including everything from standard Apple or MDOT 2 to SSDs and computers to, camcorders Mp3 actors like what time is it? I know right. and even bear show microchips that are soldered on to the motherboard like in some of the latest Mac bibles THANK YOU APPLE and the craziest portion coming in to device certificate again on a Device with a insurance module, like an iPhone for example, so you can see in this footage They’re taking apart and iPhone 10 for us that is likely to last-minute Be used as a known good for a patron recuperation attempt.You are able to need at least FOUR ingredients to even hope to pull data off of it the NAN flash itself, which needs to be de solder from the board and The baseband I insure the controller which you can actually see from this disassembled A8 chip actually sits under the RAM with contacts on the top and bottom and The ROM. So four proportions, which meant that if you were to hope to attract data regarding a poorly detriment, one of these You would need to desolder, clean-living, reball, and resolder all of these four constituents successfully to a donor phone and did I mention by the way that even the couple contemporaries old A8 processor previously had eleven-hundred points of contact, so they apparently haven’t attempted an operation like this with the ten YET But they think that it might be possible (# MIND BLOWN LINUS) Finally we’re in Logical estate now nonsense without any physical damage to the hard drive itself may end up coming straight-from-the-shoulder here like Let’s say for example You plug the wrong power supply into your external drive paddock like this and it secreted all of its magic blue smoke Tella he actually moved this drive to drive savers four years earlier But terminated up opting not brought forward with the recuperation work So as you can see from what we drew off of this drive.It’s clear that for some people It’s not necessarily going to make sense consequently to pay for data recovery if all you’ve got that’s Not backed up somewhere is Clips from a Cheech and Chong live concert. With that said, even around here at Drive savers where their bread and butter is disappointed or perverted designs, they are also perfectly preach the principles of data backup, because the cold hard truth is even if you are an extremely skilled data recuperation designer there are still things that can take out your storage permanently.So I conceive a perfect illustration of that is our host today, Mike, dissolved up losing pretty much all of his data supplied by the Santa Rosa shoots. So even though he’s an director now at DriveSavers “theres nothing” he would have been do about that if he hadn’t had an off-site backup. So at the end of the day, that’s the takeaway guys. Make backups of your data; the three-two-one principle should never be ignored But in the event that something exits seriously wrong Drive savers has got your back.I want to thank them for making this video possible I want to thank you guys for watching and you can check out the link to drive savers in the video description( bloopers era !) Yeah , no no. No I speculate I can I fantasize I can do it no problem this time. OK OK( SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE AWSOME CONTENT ).

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