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Press Release: DriveSavers Extends $500 Relief to Every Household and Business Affected by Hurricane Ike

Data recovery leader partners with hundreds of computer service providers to offer hurricane victims discounts and support for data recovery services

Novato, CA – September 17, 2008 – Millions of computers exposed to flood waters and/or power surges from Hurricane Ike are vulnerable to hard drive failure resulting in the loss of valuable data. DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, is offering assistance by providing $500 off data recovery services to victims of Hurricane Ike. In addition, DriveSavers’ extensive network of computer service providers throughout the affected region will provide additional discounts and support.

DriveSavers has over twenty years of experience recovering data from storage devices that have been exposed to some of the worst disasters imaginable, including sustained water and fire damage, corruption and power failure. By using DriveSavers professional data recovery services, Hurricane Ike victims may be able to recover irreplaceable digital photos, critical financial records, address books, passwords, personal files and other important data from their damaged hard drives.

“We’ve recovered data from drives so badly damaged in hurricanes, tornados, fires and other disasters that others declared them unrecoverable,” said Scott Gaidano, President of DriveSavers. “Our data recovery expertise is like no other, and we are available 24/7 to help Hurricane Ike victims with their data loss. By working with our network of computer retailers and consultants in the area, we can help people impacted by the storm get their data back quickly and conveniently.”

From now through October 30, 2008, DriveSavers is offering $500 off their data recovery services for single hard drives damaged by water or power surges from Hurricane Ike; one recovery per person and one recovery per business. To start the data recovery process, call DriveSavers at 800.440.1904 any time of the day. For additional discounts or support in your local area, DriveSavers can find the computer service provider nearest you. Simply email our reseller department at [include file=/includes/reseller.html] or call 800.440.1904 to speak to a Data Recovery Specialist.

The following are tips on how to protect computers from water damage and power surges. If your computer has suffered water damage:

  • Do not attempt to power up visibly wet devices.
  • Do not dry a wet hard drive or other computer media; place them in an airtight bag and call DriveSavers for proper shipping and handling instructions.

To avoid data loss caused by power surges:

  • Unplug all electronic devices from outlets, surge protectors and battery back-up systems before power is restored.
  • If a hard drive won’t spin up or makes any unusual noises, shut down the computer immediately and call DriveSavers.

About DriveSavers
DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, provides the fastest and most reliable data recovery service in the industry. DriveSavers recovers data from more dropped, damaged, corrupted and traumatized drives in one day than most data recovery engineers do in one month. Our certified self-defending network provides maximum data security during data recovery and adheres to U.S. Government security protocols. DriveSavers is authorized and recommended by all computer and storage device manufacturers and can recover data from all storage devices and all operating systems—including encrypted hard drives, peripheral devices and software. Satisfied customers include: Bank of America, Hughes Aircraft, Lucasfilm, Google, NASA, Harvard University and The Rolling Stones. For more information, visit

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