DriveSavers

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DriveSavers, Inc.
Private
IndustryData Recovery
Digital Forensics
eDiscovery
Founded1985
FounderJay Hagan, Scott Gaidano
Headquarters
Key people
Jay Hagan, CEO
Scott Moyer, President
Websitedrivesaversdatarecovery.com

DriveSavers, Inc. is a computer hardware data recovery, digital forensics and electronic discovery 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, operating from 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 disassemble and rebuild damaged hard drives.[8][1][4][6] From 2004-2009, the company grew from 35 to 85 employees.[9]

DriveSavers also works with "the more secretive" branches of government and celebrities.[3][9] In order to provide comfort and assistance to clients who are very upset or stressed over a data loss situation, DriveSavers has had on staff an individual "data crisis counselor."[10][11] This counselor has had experience in working for a suicide hotline.

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][12][13][14] DriveSavers is certified HIPAA-compliant, undergoes annual SOC2 Type II reviews and has encryption training certificates from GuardianEdge, PGP, PointSec and Utimaco.[1][15]

Awards[edit]

Diamond Certified, 2013–18[16]

Storage Visions, Visionary Company Award, 2014[17]

Flash Memory Summit, Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application Award, 2018[18]

See also[edit]

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 Chris Taylor (October 26, 2009). "The tech catastrophe you're ignoring". Fortune. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  10. ^ Lazarus, David (February 23, 2003). "Psychologist helps victims of data loss / Some soothing words after the data wreck". SFGate. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Neighbor, Joseph (July 25, 2016). "The 'Swedish Fish Theory' Is About More Than Candy". Vice Media. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  12. ^ David Dahlquist (April 21, 2010). "DriveSavers Adds IPad Data Recovery Service". PCWorld. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  13. ^ Andy Ihnatko (September 19, 2012). "The camera from the bottom of the lagoon". TechHive. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  14. ^ Neil J. Rubenking (April 11, 2008). "What Drives Can DriveSavers Save?". PC Magazine. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  15. ^ "DriveSavers Answers Your Data Recovery Questions". FileSlinger. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  16. ^ https://www.diamondcertified.org/report/drivesavers-inc-0, retrieved August 15, 2016
  17. ^ "DriveSavers Wins 2014 Storage Visions Visionary Company Award". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  18. ^ "DriveSavers Data Recovery Wins 2018 Flash Memory Summit Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application Award". Retrieved 2018-08-09.

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