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Recovering Data with Drive Savers

ETS recommends contacting Drive Savers, 1-800-440-1904 if the recovery options described in the article about data back up and recovery were not successful.

Information about Drive Savers, as of January 2011:

  • Let them know you are a UVM affiliate, Discount code: DS82010
  • they can provide a quote via e-mail
  • Refer to dust size chart -Even a single grain of dust can ruin a drive
  • Conforms to Federal Cleanroom Standards: Includes ISO14644-1:1999E, IEST-RP-CC-012.1 and Federal 209 E.
  • Class 1-compatible construction materials: The Cleanroom is made of non-shedding, corrosive resistant and low outgassing materials to minimize the introduction of AMC (airborne molecular contamination) into the room.
  • Full-coverage ionizing blowers above workstations: Ensure control of ESD (electrostatic discharge) in all critical areas of the Cleanroom.
  • Strict air contamination control: Filtered air space contains less than 100 particles per cubic feet at 0.5 microns or larger. (A non-controlled environment can have as many as 1 million particles of this size.)
  • Drive Savers is the only SAS 70 Type II certified data recovery company in the world.
  • Pricing is based on the drive capacity, the operating system and turnaround time. The final cost is based on the complexity of the recovery and the final recovery results.
  • Recovered data can be put on any type of backup media, including a hard drive or DVD. If your need is urgent, you can use our DataExpress service to download your data from our secure FTP site. We offer a free evaluation on our Economy Service. We will contact you with a diagnosis and price quote within 2 to 3 business days of receiving your device. If you wish to cancel at that time we will send your device back to you at no charge.
  •  The data recovery estimate for a 120GB Hard Drive example:
  • Standard Service (1-2 business days): $770-3339 No charge if the data is unrecoverable
  •  Economy Service (5-7 business days): $700-1985 No charge if the data is unrecoverable –
  • Priority Service (24/7): $1541-7621 $685 attempt fee if the data is unrecoverable *This service normally runs $700-$2700, based on the circumstances , DriveSavers has agreed to a one-time special exception price. This discount does not apply to the attempt fee or to any backup media you may purchase and is only valid for 7 days from the above date. Please Note: DriveSavers will never exceed the maximum amount quoted.
  • Drive Savers will often pay for shipping both ways.