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Press Release: DriveSavers Free iPhone Application Now Simulates Solid-State Drive Failures

, Press Release: DriveSavers Free iPhone Application Now Simulates Solid-State Drive Failures

Flash-based version of DriveSaver iPhone app now available online

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MACWORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO 2009 (Booth #1448) – FEBRUARY 11, 2010 – DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, adds solid-state drive (SSD) failures to its popular iPhone application, DriveSaver. The free iPhone application is a hard drive simulator that educates users about hard drive data storage technology. A Flash-based web version of DriveSaver is available now. DriveSaver is fun, educational and useful to anyone who ever wanted to see inside a SSD or any hard drive and learn why drives fail.
The most utilized feature of the iPhone application is “Crash a Hard Drive,” a simulation of real-world drive failures that users experience daily. For the first time, the updated virtual environment simulates a SSD crash, allowing users to learn how these devices can fail. The application also simulates various types of other drive failures including watching a head crash score the platters and thus turning the data into dust.
Demonstrations of the new version of DriveSaver are available in two locations: Macworld’s Mobile Applications Showcase (# 1366) and DriveSavers booth (#1448). DriveSavers booth will also host “Doctor Data’s Disk-aster Clinic” every 90 minutes. During the clinic, Dr. Data will discuss current and relevant data recovery issues and real-life scenarios of data loss.
DriveSaver is currently available for a free download on iTunes and in the Utilities and Productivity categories of the iPhone App Store. The new version is waiting Apple approval and should be available within the week. To immediately view the new Flash-based version of DriveSaver that includes the solid-state drive simulation, visit www.drivesavers.com/hard_drive_crash_simulator.
To learn more about DriveSavers and the DriveSaver application, please visit www.drivesavers.com or call 800.440.1904.

About DriveSavers

DriveSavers is the worldwide leader in data recovery services and provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified SOC 2 Type II data recovery service—guaranteed. DriveSavers high security services adhere to U.S. Government security protocols to ensure that no data is ever compromised during data recovery. DriveSavers maintains the most technologically advanced Certified ISO Class 5 (Class 100) Cleanroom in the industry and is authorized to open drives by all major storage device manufacturers without voiding the warranty. DriveSavers engineers are certified, by leading encryption software vendors, to recover encrypted data from all storage devices and all operating systems. Satisfied customers include: Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, Salvation Army and The Rolling Stones. (http://www.drivesavers.com)

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