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Press Release: DriveSavers Extends $500 Relief to Northeast Storm Victims

Widespread power outages along the East Coast wreak havoc on millions of computers

(Novato, CA – November 2, 2011) – DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, announces today that it is offering assistance to Northeastern storm victims by providing $500 off its data recovery services. Storage devices, from home computers to iPads, which have been exposed to extreme cold weather, wet snow and power surges from the weekend snowstorm, are vulnerable to data loss. DriveSavers can help these 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 2,500 computer service providers throughout the impacted region to also offer assistance where needed.

“Power surges are common following massive power outages, and as a result, can cause all sorts of problems for electronic equipment, including data loss,” said Mike Cobb, director of engineering at DriveSavers. “If your computer or storage device is not working properly after power is restored, there are precautions you can take to keep from losing your data. If the data is critical to you or your business, a professional data recovery service like DriveSavers, is your best option to retrieving it.”

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

From now through December 15, DriveSavers is offering $500 off their data recovery services for single hard drives damaged by water and/or power surges from the Northeast snowstorm: one recovery per person and one recovery per business. To start the data recovery process, call DriveSavers at 800.440.1904. Data Recovery Advisors are available 24/7. If local assistance is needed, one of DriveSavers 2,500 computer service providers is available in your 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 device 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 and certification of its HIPAA security compliance. DriveSavers High Security Service adheres to U.S. Government security protocols, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Data Security Rule (GLBA), the Data at Rest mandate (DAR) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). DriveSavers maintains the most technologically advanced Certified ISO Class 5 (Class 100) Cleanroom in the industry and is authorized to open storage devices by all major storage device manufacturers without voiding the warranty. DriveSavers engineers are trained and certified in all leading encryption and forensic technologies. Satisfied customers include: Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, Salvation Army and The Rolling Stones.

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