A Dog Chewing Your USB Stick May Not Destroy All The Data

We’re absolutely not recommending that you place vital data on a USB drive and then feed it to Fido. But if you do, there’s a fair chance you’ll be able to get it back.

Dog picture from Shutterstock

Sticking with its annual tradition, data recovery specialist Kroll Ontrack has released its top 10 list of its most unusual recovery requests. This was the one that grabbed us:

A dog mistook a USB flash drive for a chew toy. When the drive arrived at Kroll Ontrack, it had teeth marks all over it. The dog eventually made it out of the doghouse because all the USB drive data was recovered.

Hit the link for more examples of data near-misses — and remember, backup is your best friend.

Kroll Ontrack

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