Critical Data On Storage Devices Damaged by Wildfire May Be Recoverable
NOVATO, Calif. (May 17, 2016)—DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic services, today announced it would provide $300 off data recovery services to those impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta.
A state of emergency was declared across the province of Alberta and approximately 88,000 people have been ordered to evacuate, including the entire city of Fort McMurray. Reports cite that the blaze has already destroyed 80 percent of Fort McMurray’s Beacon Hill community and as many as 1,600 structures have been destroyed by the fire.
Storage devices—such as multi-drive RAIDs, home computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets—may be completely destroyed as a result of fire-related events. However, the data on even these damaged storage devices may be recoverable with the help of a professional data recovery service such as DriveSavers.
Coordinating efforts with its broad network of computer service providers in and around the area, DriveSavers is offering $300 off data recovery services through June 30, 2016 for single hard drives, RAID systems and smartphones damaged by heat, impact, fire, water or power surges resulting from the wildfire.
“As victims begin to return to their homes and businesses, we would like to extend our services to assist in recovering lost data from damaged computer storage and mobile devices,” said DriveSavers President Scott Moyer. “Whether personal or corporate, DriveSavers has more than thirty years of experience in recovering data from devices damaged or destroyed by fire and other natural disasters.”
Do not attempt to power up a smoke-damaged or burned hard drive and do not attempt to clean the hard drive. If the computer is wet from the water spray of fire hoses, do not dry; remove the wet hard drive and place in a plastic bag with an airtight zip closure.
To start the recovery process, call DriveSavers Data Recovery at 800.440.1904 or visit drivesaversdatarecovery.com for more information.
DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensics, provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery and eDiscovery service in the industry. All of the company’s services meet security protocols for financial, legal, corporate and healthcare industries, and it is the only company that posts proof of its annual SOC 2 Type II audit and HIPAA data security and privacy compliance. DriveSavers adheres to U.S. government security protocols, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) Data Security Rule, the Data-At-Rest mandate (DAR) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). DriveSavers engineers are trained and certified in all leading encryption and forensic technologies and operate a Certified ISO Class 5 Cleanroom. Customers include: Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, U.S. Army and Sandia National Laboratories.
Anna Julow Roolf