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Press Release: DriveSavers Extends $500 Relief to Hurricane Irene Victims

Digital photos, critical financial records and other personal and/or business-related documents may be recoverable using a professional data recovery firm

(Novato, Calif. – August 30, 2011) – DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, announces today that it is offering assistance to Hurricane Irene victims by providing $500 off its data recovery services. Storage devices, from home computers to iPads, exposed to flood waters and/or power surges from Hurricane Irene are vulnerable to data loss. DriveSavers can help Hurricane Irene victims recover irreplaceable digital photos, critical financial records, address books, passwords, personal files and other important data from their damaged storage devices. In addition, DriveSavers is calling on its extensive network of over 1,000 computer service providers throughout the impacted region to also offer assistance where needed.

“Storage devices in this condition need to be handled in a certain manner,” said Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering at DriveSavers Data Recovery. “Drives that are caked in mud or have been exposed to flood water and/or power surges need to be opened by a data recovery expert in a Certified ISO Class 5 (Class 100) Cleanroom to optimize the data recovery process. Our engineers are experienced and have access to the most advanced technology available to help Hurricane Irene victims get their data back quickly and conveniently.”

DriveSavers Data Recovery has recovered data from storage devices that have been destroyed by some of the worst natural disasters imaginable, including infamous ones such as Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Katrina, Southern California fires and most recently the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

From now through October 1, 2011, DriveSavers is offering $500 off their data recovery services for single hard drives damaged by water, mud or power surges from Hurricane Irene: one recovery per person and one recovery per business. To start the data recovery process, call DriveSavers at 800.440.1904 where a data recovery advisor is available 24/7. If local assistance is needed, ask to be connected to one of DriveSavers 1,000 computer service providers in the region.

The following are tips on how to protect storage devices 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 backup 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 Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery service in the industry. DriveSavers is the only data recovery company to post proof of annual, company-wide SOC 2 Type II Audit the Corporate Industry’s standard for an overall control structure.. DriveSavers High Security Service adheres to U.S. Government security protocols to ensure that no data is ever compromised during the data recovery process. 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 recover lost data from all storage devices and all operating systems and are trained and certified in all leading encryption and forensics technologies. Satisfied customers include: Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, Salvation Army and The Rolling Stones. ()

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