DriveSavers

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DriveSavers, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Data Recovery
Digital Forensics
eDiscovery
Founded 1985
Founder(s) Jay Hagan, Scott Gaidano
Headquarters Novato, California
Key people Jay Hagan, CEO
Scott Moyer, President
Website www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com

DriveSavers, Inc. is a computer hardware data recovery, digital forensics and eDiscovery firm located in Novato, California.[1][2] It was founded by CEO Jay Hagan and former company President Scott Gaidano in 1985.[3][4][5]

History[edit]

In 1985 former Jasmine Technologies executives, Jay Hagan and Scott Gaidano, founded DriveSavers out of Gaidano’s condo with $1,400.[4][3][4][5][6] DriveSavers originally offered both hard drive repair and data recovery services, but the company dropped its drive repair services within its first eight months.[5] In 1992, DriveSavers signed an agreement with SuperMac Technology to assume technical support and warranty obligations for SuperMac Mass Storage Products.[7]

The company merged with Data Recovery Disk Repair in 1994 and retained the DriveSavers name.[4] In 2008, DriveSavers invested two million dollars to build a series of five ISO-certified cleanrooms, to diassemble and rebuild damaged hard drives.[8][1][4][6] From 2004-2009, the company grew from 35 to 85 employees.[9]

Services[edit]

DriveSavers is a "top-of-the-range" data recovery service. On average it can recover 90 percent of the files from a non-functioning storage device.[9] Recovering data from an iPhone can cost between $500 to $1,400.[10] It has a positive and well-respected reputation. 70 percent of its clients are corporations. It also works with "the more secretive" branches of government and celebrities.[3][9]

DriveSavers is the only recovery firm licensed with every major hard-drive manufacturer, so their work on a drive does not void the warranty.[3] It can recover data from hard disk drives, solid state drives, smart phones, servers, digital camera media and iOS devices.[8][2][11][12][13] DriveSavers is certified HIPAA-compliant, undergoes annual SOC2 Type II reviews and has encryption training certificates from GuardianEdge, PGP, PointSec and Utimaco.[1][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alex Wawro (June 5, 2013). "Smash smartphone. Throw it in the ocean. Hope DriveSavers doesn’t get it.". PC World. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Mat Honan (August 17, 2012). "Mat Honan: How I Resurrected My Digital Life After an Epic Hacking". Wired. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Chris Taylor (June 3, 2003). "Fried Your Drive?". Time. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Tony C. Yang (August 31, 2008). "Saving the day by saving data". San Francisco Business Journal. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Christine Kilpatrick (April 9, 2000). "Cyber-saviors". San Francisco Business Journal. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Rik Myslewski (August 29, 2008). "Profile: DriveSavers stays true to data-recovery roots". MacWorld. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Mark H. Anbinder (September 14, 1992). "SuperMac & DriveSavers". TidBITS. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Neil J. Rubenking (March 10, 2010). "Inside the DriveSavers Clean Rooms". PC Magazine. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Chris Taylor (October 26, 2009). "The tech catastrophe you're ignoring". Fortune. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ Suzanne Choney (July 15, 2009). "Smartphone 'whoops!' is painful and expensive". NBC News. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ David Dahlquist (April 21, 2010). "DriveSavers Adds IPad Data Recovery Service". PCWorld. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ Andy Ihnatko (September 19, 2012). "The camera from the bottom of the lagoon". TechHive. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ Neil J. Rubenking (April 11, 2008). "What Drives Can DriveSavers Save?". PC Magazine. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ "DriveSavers Answers Your Data Recovery Questions". FileSlinger. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 

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