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HDD Platter Burnish / Glide System

Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:49 pm

So recently this video (http://gillwaredatarecovery.wistia.com/ ... qfz8xr96jf) appeared on Gillware's website showing a burnishing system being used to clean / test a HDD platter. I'm sure some of you are wondering where you can get such a machine. So after a little research, I found the company that makes it is called MRATek LLC in Fremont, California.

Here's their website: http://www.mratek.com/MRA/Products.html

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Re: HDD Platter Burnish / Glide System

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:25 pm

And the price is?!?!?
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Re: HDD Platter Burnish / Glide System

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:38 pm

Emailed and asked, still waiting to hear back. I'd expect it's a lot of money in relation to the 2% of cases it's likely to help with. But, if you work in volume like Kroll does, it's probably a worthwhile investment.

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Re: HDD Platter Burnish / Glide System

Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:56 pm

$55,000 USD give or take depending on the specifics. A bit rich for my blood, maybe Luke will want to buy a toy like that for his. :)

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Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:54 pm

55k?? pennies eheheheheh
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Re: HDD Platter Burnish / Glide System

Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:13 pm

If you were able to get $5-10k for each job that requires such a system, it would make sense. But, most of the clients I get barely accept $1400 for head changes.

Though, it may be worth partnering with my insurance contacts to get this system.

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Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:46 am

Oh yeah forgot to mention, $55K was for a used setup too.

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Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:16 pm

If it can extract data directly, I will say it worth the price.
Can there ever be one ?? that extracts data directly from Plata ??.. can't wait to see it.
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Re: HDD Platter Burnish / Glide System

Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:28 am

While that concept isn't new, I don't think anyone will ever be able to invent such a machine. And even if they did, the cost would be prohibitive as it would take an absurd amount of R&D to even build one that could interpret the data from a few models, let alone all of them. There's just too many variations and variables to account for to build a universal platter reader.

Besides, SSDs will run HDDs off the shelves long before anyone invents such a machine. This machine is little more than a glorified platter washer.

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