MegaUpload Hard Drives Have Become UnreadableAdded: Saturday, May 21st, 2016
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MegaUpload's former hosting company has warned that several drives preserved as evidence have already become unreadable. Although the technicians believe that the data might not be lost permanently, the entertainment industry is urging the court to help secure the data.
For more than 5 years after the MegaUpload raid, data from its servers are gathering dust around the world. While the original machines are no longer intact, the hosting company has backed up all data to keep in storage pending the various lawsuits against MegaUpload and its owners. However, time isn’t doing the hard drives any good, while legal proceedings make no headway. Half of the hard drives have already become unreadable. It doesn’t necessarily mean that all data is lost – the hosting company hopes that the “drive heads” may be just “frozen”. It needs outside help to confirm this, but understandably doesn’t want to pay for the expenses itself.
MegaUpload argues that either the copyright holders or the US Government should cover the costs for preserving the data, because they froze the assets of the defunct file-hosting service. Besides, the American Government previously copied selected portions of the data stored by the hosting company as evidence, and now has to secure the rest to avoid the suspicion of cherry-picking evidence.
In the meantime, the RIAA and MPAA also want to make sure that the data is preserved. The groups have renewed their request for a subpoena to obtain copies or bring in an independent computer forensics vendor who would copy and preserve the data while the legal proceedings are on hold.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Saturday, May 21st, 2016
|Oh dear. I didn't think HDD could become defective like this. I have many HDD that I have not accessed in years!|
|posted by (2016-05-21 14:32:02)|
|I always fire up my 5 archived drives at least once every 3 months (usually for about 3-5 minutes each) just to ensure the innards are working properly. You can tell when a drive is STARTING to fail, and can transfer the data to a new drive ... but if the drive is dead ... that's it.|
|So true Crash 1, Hdd's just sitting without being powered up they do die.|
|posted by (2016-05-22 06:55:01)|
|Must be the new tech that causes it, I have my 20meg conner going the other day, and no problems. Love my Amiga|
|good news for the fat man and megaupload lest we forget he only found himself on the wrong end of the feds by grassing on ninjavideo to them in the first place so personally my thoughts are snitches deserve everything they get.||
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