Recovered: Millions of Deleted Files from Secondhand Hard Drives
Data recovery specialist Secure Data Recovery has recently conducted a project that aimed to recover data from a large number of hard drives purchased online. The company bought 100 hard drives at random and used reasonable means to recover data, excluding damaged or encrypted drives that would require more significant resources. Out of the 100 hard drives, Secure Data Recovery recovered data from 69 drives, with only one encrypted drive and 30 damaged ones. More than 5.7 million files were recovered, with one hard drive alone containing over 3.1 million files.