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Giving Back @ Drive Rescue

Drive Rescue was recently at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin 7 to make a donation towards the superb work which Brother Kevin and his team do to help the needy and homeless in Dublin. This excellent charity spends no money on advertising or PR campaigns and keeps administration costs to a minimum. All funding […]

So who makes the most reliable hard drives?

The reliability of different hard drive brands has been an endless source of debate among computer enthusiasts and professional I.T. users for years.  In the same way that golf enthusiasts extol the virtues of a certain brand of club – some I.T. users have their preferred brand of hard disk. Users will have stories of […]

In praise of the humble DVD

  Most computer users are now conversant about SSDs, multi-terabyte drives, Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and a host of other backup mediums, however most seem to have forgotten about the simplicity and the reliability of the humble DVD. Let’s say you have irreplaceable photos or video files of your first born, your round-the-world trip or […]

Data recovery from Buffalo Terastation RAID 5 (XFS file system)

    We recently helped a Dublin medical practice recover data from their failed Buffalo Terastation RAID 5 NAS device. It was being used as a file server between four workstations in their office. One month previously, they had noticed that something might be awry when their NAS started to display error codes its LCD. […]

Data Recovery of Toshiba PCIe SSD for MacBook Air (A1465)

                                                            (fig 1 .Macbook Air A1465)   We were recently helping a corporate user from Cork recover data from their MacBook Air (mid-2013 model). He had been using this system without a glitch since he bought it in late 2013. However recently he turned on his system and received the dreaded flashing question mark on […]

Drive Rescue @ CeBIT, Germany 2016

  Recently Drive Rescue were at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany checking out some of the latest storage technologies. There was some new and not so new storage devices exhibited there and some interesting speakers. CeBIT, the granddaddy of Europe’s IT exhibitions has certainly changed in the last few years. The days of exhibition halls being […]

Everyday objects that kill hard drives

Ask anybody who works in an A&E department where the most accidents occur and they will invariably tell you that most happen in the home. Well, the same applies to hard drive-related accidents. Many users might assume that it takes fire, floods (and brimstone…) to destroy hard drives, but mundane objects found in the home […]

Drive Rescue donation to Capuchin Day Centre, Dublin.

In the hullabaloo of daily life, it can be easy to forget those less well off than ourselves. This year Drive Rescue made a donation to the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin 7. Its founder, Brother Kevin Crowely runs an extremely lean and efficient operation, providing breakfast, food parcels, showers, clothes and medical services to […]

A case of missing tombstones – data recovery from a Seagate Backup Plus Drive

In the world of data recovery, you come across many interesting cases. One such case was last week when a professional genealogist visited us with a failed external Seagate Backup Plus drive. Her job involves researching family lineage and history as far back as possible. It’s a laborious and time consuming occupation. Interviews have to […]

Advanced data recovery of inaccessible or corrupt Outlook .PST and .OLM files

    Outlook is a popular email application for Windows and Apple platforms. For most users, it is more than just an email client as it performs as a calendar, contact manager and task organiser. It uses a message store file called .PST (personal store folder) as it’s native file format. We have been helping […]