MMi at Macworld: DriveSavers Recovers Data from Wrecked Macs
I’ve seen a wrecked Mac or two in my life, but never have I seen anything as badly damaged as the Mac’s on display at the DriveSavers booth. If you’ve ever had a hard drive crash, you know how frustrating it can be to try to recover the data. DriveSavers can come to the rescue even if your drive is DOA. They are the “only certified secure data recovery service in the industry.”
The main attractions at the DriveSavers booth this year was a couple of damaged Macs. They had a MacBook Pro that survived the massive earthquake in Haiti and another iMac that had fire, smoke and water damage after it had been badly burned. Seeing the iMac in person, it’s hard to believe that it was ever an actual iMac and not a wax version of one. DriveSavers was able to recover all of the data from both of these ruined Macs.
DriveSavers also had a badly damaged iPhone. They claim to be the first data recovery service to actually recover data from a broken iPhone. Broken bits and pieces of hard drives and solid state drives were also available for people to play with. It was sort of weird touching the metal platters on a broken hard drive.
Their booth had an entire wall of autographed celebrity pictures thanking them for recovering their data. They’ve helped recover data for many production companies and celebrities including Harrison Ford, The Simpson, Family Guy, ILM, and The Rolling Stones. One of the many DriveSavers rescue stories is when they successfully recovered 12 unproduced Simpsons scripts including the sixth season finale, “Who Shot Mr. Burns.”
Prices for data recovery can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on the size of the drive and the level of damage. They also offer a rush service and free FedEx shipping. There is no charge if for some reason your hard drive is beyond hope.
If you’ve lost critical data and no one else can help, maybe you can hire the DriveSavers team.