Re: Tech question: Restoration of flood-damaged magentic media

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 21:46:37 MDT wrote:

> I am urgently in need of some advice from someone who has experience in
> recovering damaged magentic digital data storage media.

We had a flood at China Lake in 1984. They recovered a buuunch of
data from tapes that had been submerged in muddy water for three
days. They immerse the tapes in clean water to remove as much of
the particulates as possible, then freeze dry them by pulling a vacuum
and removing the water by boiling (or sublimation).

If you are interested I will chase that lead for ya. Dont have a URL
now for the company that did it. spike

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