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Press Release: DriveSavers Data Recovery Services Now Available for Helium Hard Disk Drives

DriveSavers successfully accomplishes first data recovery of a Helium hard disk drive


NOVATO, Calif. – August 28, 2014 – DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recoveryeDiscovery and digital forensic solutions, announced today data recovery services for helium-filled hard disk drives (HDD) are now available. DriveSavers Data Recovery experts are available 24/7 to help users recover files from drives should data loss occur while utilizing this recent technological development.

The Ultrastar® He6 is a 6TB hard drive manufactured by HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary. It is the world’s first hermetically sealed, helium-filled drive for massive scale-out environments. As helium is a lighter substance than air, the platters of this technology meet less resistance, thus generating less heat and using a reduced amount of power.

Even with the addition of helium and its benefits, vulnerabilities of HDDs still include the potential for electro-mechanical failure due to component and media damage, firmware corruption and other yet-to-be-discovered scenarios of data loss or device malfunction.

“In an enormous market with more than four zettabytes of global storage, we at DriveSavers are maintaining our position of leading the industry in cutting edge technology and recoveries,” said Chris Bross, chief technology officer at DriveSavers Data Recovery. “In yet another industry first, we are proud to be the first data recovery vendor to successfully perform helium HDD data recovery. We are constantly working to update practices and proprietary technology to stay ahead of storage developments. Our customers can rest assured that we can safely and securely recover data from all storage technologies.”

Authorized and recommended by leading computer and storage device manufacturers, DriveSavers is the only company in the industry to post proof of annual security and Cleanroom certifications. To learn more about DriveSavers data recovery expertise, please visit

 About DriveSavers Data Recovery, eDiscovery and Digital Forensics

DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery, provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic services 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 Auditand 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.

Press Contact:
DriveSavers Data Recovery
Alex Hagan — 415-382-8000 x163
[email protected]

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