DriveSavers is a name that usually gets people talking. Anyone that has a major hard drive failure with critical material still on the drive has probably turned to DriveSavers to recover the files for them. At NAB this week, the company said it is further expanding its Digital Arts Division for the media professional.
Recovering data isn’t simply a matter of running utility software or other tools to get the information back. In fact, DriveSavers have people on staff that specialize in applications like Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Digidesign ProTools, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and others.
“We work with as many companies as possible, so we know how their file format writes data to the drive,” John Christopher, DriveSavers Data Recovery Engineer, told Macworld .
Leslie Andereck, the person in charge of the Digital Arts Division, explained that by tailoring their technology to digital media formats, they are better able to help customers that have catastrophic failures.
One such failure involved a feature film that was completed and put on six hard drives — unfortunately the drives failed and the studio lost the entire film. While she wouldn’t say which film, Andereck said that DriveSavers was able to recover the movie for the studio.