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Data Recovery Guide Volumn 2



Data Recovery for TCD staff and students.


Following catastrophic failure of one of our servers, Drive Rescue were able to recover 100% of our data. Overall, a quality service and a rapid turnaround minimised the inconvenience for us

Glenn - I.T. Administrator, St. Stewarts Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Montessori Teachers College

I can't recommend Drive Rescue highly enough. Their response times, general professionalism and ability to get me up and running very quickly after a serious failure of my notebook (and back up device) was extremely impressive. They saved the day when we were up against a critical deadline.

R.Stokes, CEO Invent, Dublin City University

Montessori Teachers College

During a recent business trip to Dublin. Drive Rescue provided a rapid and efficient service in an emergency. I am grateful and will have no hesitation in recommending them to other clients.

Paula Glasgow, Dean, Montessori Teachers College, Toronto, Canada.

Icon Clinical Research

Excellent service from Drive Rescue. We had lost an important database file due to a physical issue and they recovered the entire drive promptly.

Darragh, I.T. Support Administrator, Icon Clinical Research, Dublin


I received the hard drive yesterday and got onto it and have retrieved all the data I needed. Thanks a million for your efficient and professional service.

Ciara, I.T. Support Engineer, McAfee European Headquarters, Cork

I just want to say a very sincere thank you for your help with the broken hard drive. My daughter received it and was amazed at what you accomplished. She will be at her interview next Tuesday and I know your input will be the decider. If anybody I know has a hard drive problem I will recommend you without hesitation.

E. Gilligan + very happy daughter. (Personal User, Dublin)


Drive Rescue provided us with an excellent service.  They had the capability to solve our problems and provide solutions when nobody else could.  The work carried out was done quickly and efficiently - I would have no hesitation in recommending Drive Rescue. 

- M. Colclough, Public Affairs, Diageo.

As an I.T. support company, we at the PC Repair Centre need to give our clients the best possible solution to data recovery and are happy to recommend Drive Rescue. In one particular case, a client's hard drive had gone to two rival data recovery companies – both without success. From the moment it arrived with Drive Rescue, they kept us informed and more importantly – recovered the data! (Much to our clients delight) We will have no hesitation in using Drive Rescue in the future.

Many Thanks.
D. Dullaghan

Interlink House, Ecco Rd, Dundalk, Co.Louth.
Ph: 353-42-9335355 / 9326653


Drive Rescue were recommended to us by a trusted IT support provider claiming they work miracles. This was an understatement, they promptly and professionally recovered 5 years of our archives including video, photo and design work. Altogether an excellent service.

- D.Higgins, iLoveOffset – Ireland’s premier event for creative professionals

Irish Management Institute

I found Drive Rescue’s service to be timely and professional. Their aftersales service is also praiseworthy. Thank you again.

- G. Selby, ICT Manager, Irish Management Institute

Bord Bia

Following catastrophic failure of 12-disk Synology NAS storage running Citrix Xen. Drive Rescue were able to recover 100% of our data which included recovery of important database files that enabled us to easily rebuild key systems and restore them back to their original state. I can't recommend Drive Rescue highly enough. They are a very professional and friendly company to work with and I can’t thank them enough for their efforts. Would be very happy to use them again.

- Catherine Moylan ICT Manager Bord Bia

Following the failure of my USB stick, another data recovery company took a look at it and told me that the data was unrecoverable. However, Drive Rescue did an excellent job of recovering the data.

It was very worthwhile getting a second opinion.

- M. Reynolds, Personal user, Dublin

When my external hard drive crashed a number of weeks ago I took it to my local computer superstore from where it was sent to the UK to their technical experts who failed to retrieve any of my data. As the data was of a personal nature and very precious to me I searched the Internet and found a company called Drive Rescue. Immediately I called the number on screen and was met by a reassuring voice who outlined how they may be able to help. While the repairs were underway,Drive Rescue rang to keep us informed of progress. Eventually they were able to retrieve all of my data. I was so grateful and pointed out they should make themselves known in this part of the country to help other people with the same problems".

- Brigid Ryan, Personal User, Co. Tipperary

My supposedly high-end external drive failed prematurely - the click of death - and I found Drive Rescue online. What can I say? They called me back exactly when they said they would, successfully recovered everything on the old drive and ported it over to a nice new one of the same capacity, and it's on its way back to me now. Data recovery ain't cheap, but if you really need to get your content back, these guys are good. Completely satisfied.

- Tim O’Kennedy, Personal User, Ballinspittle, Co. Cork