At R3 we get a lot of MAC drives sent into us, although we do get more drives that are formatted Windows. MAC drives are more difficult to recover due to the fact that there are more system files than on a windows system. Especially if someone uses Time machine backup which duplicates files and folders and updates them and makes it so that it becomes the "latest backup".
When it comes to recovering MAC drives they can either be simple or ruthlessly complicated (especially if it's a MAC drive that is missing some files which we have to try and retrieve). When we get a MAC recovery we try and only copy what the customer wants as MAC create a lot of duplicate files and system files that people don't see or know are there we also do this to save time as it reduces the number of files that we can copy, instead of copying everything which would mean copying over 1,000,000 files rather than 100-300,000 files.
There are also MAC recoveries that are encrypted by file vault, which is not really an issue if the customer knows the password for the encryption. If the customer doesn't then there's no way we can do anything with the job as we wouldn't be able to access the data without the password. That's why it's good that we have MAC recovery machines in the lab, because if we didn't then we wouldn't be able to recover the data if it's a file vault encrypted recovery.
R3 Data Recovery is real lab that deals with real disasters each an every day. If you have any sort of problem with a hard drive or any other data storage device, we are the people to contact. Call us today on 0800 999 3282 for immediate help and assistance.
A 1TB hard drive failure with many valued photographs led me to R3. Very impressed with their calm professional approach, rapid courier collection and excellent ongoing email updates with full data recovery. Price? Well, what price memories? Highly recommended.
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