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ESS Data Recovery Offers Free Data Recovery For Midwest’s Flood Victims

June 19, 2008

June 19, 2008 – St. Louis, Missouri – ESS Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, will offer free hard drive data recovery services to computer users with flood damaged hard drives through the end of June.

“Since we are uniquely centered right in the middle of this mess, we are better positioned to assist than any other data recovery company. Our laboratories in St. Louis and Minneapolis are only a stone’s throw away from some of the worst-hit areas. We’re trying to help our clients and our community,” said ESS President Ben Carmitchel. “In places like Quincy and Des Moines, they’re just trying to prevent further damage right now, and we hope that free data recovery services will help relieve some of the stress and suffering that the flooding has caused.”

Flood data recovery is extremely difficult in some cases, and as a result the cost for recovery can sometimes rise above $2,000. “Hard drives store data on magnetic platters that are very sensitive to contamination, so obviously drives that have been submerged in water are more difficult and costly to work with,” Carmitchel said. “However, if we get the drives quickly and treat the issues in a clean room, the chances of data recovery are very high.”

Victims of the floods with damaged hard drives should call ESS at 1.800.237.4200 to set up a data recovery case.

Formed in 1997, ESS Data Recovery is a worldwide leader in data recovery services and computer forensics. Through its three US locations, it services thousands of clients each year, from Fortune 500 companies to home computer users. ESS Data Recovery provides data recovery from hard drives, RAID arrays, iPods, flash drives, and other forms of media. They can be contacted at 1.800.237.4200 or through their website at