DC27 DDV smashed the record!

We kicked it in gear for 2019! With a lot of hard preparation (thanks, Will), we were able to duplicate every single one of the 510 functional drives given to us! 231 infocon.org drives and 290 hash table drives.

We increased our total number of duplication bays with over 50 more drive slots for a total of 145 duplicator bays running 24x4! Even with one minor power outage, we duplicated all of the other 510 drives! A new DDV record!

We received, cataloged, copied, labeled, and returned about 3 Petabytes of data in under 66 hours!

On top of that, our Pick and Pull File Transfer Server (Beta test) provided fast file system access to the infocon.org data on a closed and isolated network. We pushed another 112.57 GB of data out through that.

All the details can be found in the Defcon27 Briefing: https://dcddv.org/dc27-briefing

Drives ready to return

Drives ready to return


Just about one week left before we begin to accept hard drives for this year’s DC27 mass duplication event! We've been working hard behind the scenes and have added dozens more drive bays! We've crunched the numbers and will have about 145 drive bays working to duplicate over 500 drives this year!

Are you wondering what type of drive to bring? What type of drives are most reliable? Take a look at our previous year’s captured data on drive quantities and failures.

Be sure to get your drives now and drop them off early (FIFO).