Oleg Afonin

Oleg Afonin

Technical Writer

  • Started to work: 18.02.2009
  • Last visit: 14.10.2023
  • Total publications: 48
  • Total comments: 0

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.

With his long-term experience in digital forensics and security, Oleg supervised forensics courses for law enforcement officers in many countries.

Oleg Afonin cooperated with Hetman Software as an expert in data recovery from network-based storage systems, hard disks and SSDs. Over time, his articles helped hundreds of thousands of our readers to solve their problems in that field.

In 2002, he graduated from the University of British Columbia, with an M.Sc in Computer Science.

Recovering Data After a Blackout

Let’s see what may happen to your files if the power goes off. Consequences of a power surge or blackout can be really sad for your data. Power surges, blackouts and brownouts caused many troubles to computer users. Let’s face it: not every computer in the world is equipped with a battery pack or a UPS. The consequences of a power surge or blackout can be severe for your information. Let’s see what can happen to your file if the power is suddenly lost.


Hybrid Hard Drives (SSHD) and Data Recovery

Read about hybrid drives and their types, and discover peculiarities of data recovery from SSHDs. Hybrid hard drives, or SSHD (Solid-State Hybrid Drives) are still specialty items, but they are slowly gaining popularity. Combining sheer storage capacity of traditional magnetic hard drives with extremely high access speed solid-state drives are known for, hybrid hard drives promise to offer the best of the two worlds. At least in theory.


SDXC: Recovering 64GB and 128GB Memory Cards

This article is a must-read if you want to know the difference between SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, and the peculiarities of data recovery from SDHC and SDXC cards. Storage is getting cheaper, smaller while offering higher capacity every year. 64 GB memory cards are extremely common in today’s smartphones, digital cameras, tablets and media players. Due to their sheer capacity, a single failure can cause a local catastrophe with that much information being gone.


Inside NTFS: File Recovery Algorithm

Read about data recovery procedure for NTFS disks and the algorithm used by file recovery apps. Now when we covered most of the theory, we can proceed to actually recovering files. As you may remember from our previous article, FAT was never designed with data recovery in mind. As a result, FAT was very inconvenient to work with when it came to recovering lost information.


Inside NTFS: Files in the NTFS System

In this article, we’ll tell you how file recovery works with NTFS-formatted disks. In our previous article we were discussing how data recovery tools are able to recover information. In that article we covered FAT, one of the two major file systems used in Windows computers. Today, we’ll be discussing the other file system: the NTFS. The authors of this article used their experience by developing Hetman Partition Recovery, a universal data recovery tool working with both FAT and NTFS formatted devices.

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