Millions of deleted files recovered on hard drives purchased online

Data recovery specialist Secure data recovery shared the results of a recovery project that tried to find out how many files could be recovered from a large number of hard drives (instead of solid-state drives or memory cards) for the sole purpose of TechRadar Pro.

The company purchased 100 hard drives at random and attempted to recover the data using reasonable means; as part of this task, it was decided not to invest resources in recovering data from damaged or encrypted secure drives, as many of these cases could have been salvaged.