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.
It was an experience I don’t wish to go through again. Panic, sweats, tears and fear!
I called a few companies and R3 was the only one who showed some ‘human’ understanding of what is was like to loose all your data. I’m not computer minded & found the straight talk such a relief after all the ‘tech jargon’ which just made me feel more stupid. The profesional and human touch is so rare to find in businesses these days.
All my data was recovered in less than 24hrs, it was so easy and I felt safe and in expert care the whole time. I also felt that I wasn’t being taken for a ride due to my ignorance, which is an impression I got from phoning around other companies. The 5* review can’t do justice here, it was unbelievable service and an experience that restores faith in ethical business with real humans!!!
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