Does Data on Thumb Drives Ever Really Get Deleted?

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Published on 31 May 2019, 21:35
Thumb drives are super convenient for saving old family photos or personal financial records, but what happens to all that data when you get rid of the drive? Even if you delete the information contained on the tiny device, is it ever really gone? Inside Edition went on eBay and purchased 41 used thumb drives for just $50. The drives were then sent off to eForensix in Union, New Jersey for forensic analysis. A quick search revealed a shocking 60% of the drives contained recoverable data.