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Broken Flash Drive Lost Data Horror Stories

Brian Ernst - Thursday, November 05, 2009

In keeping with the halloween spirit, I thought I would share a few spine chilling tales of lost files we've heard over the last few months.

Case #1: A man, whom we'll call Bill, called us and proceeded to explain his preparations for his wife's 50th birthday. The party was just two days away and there were to be over 200 friends and family in attendance, many of whom had flown in from out of state. He went on to tell us how he had booked a beautiful chateau in upstate New York, hired an expensive caterer, and gone all out in the decorations. But, oh, the real centerpiece of the event was to be a masterfully orchestrated presentation of pictures and videos highlighting the memories he and his wife had made over their 26 years of marriage. He told me how he had spent months gathering photos and video clips and pieced it all together with her favorite music in the background. Then something terrible happened. That morning, as he was reaching for some papers, his laptop computer fell on the ground and snapped his flash drive in two. It didn't take more than a few seconds for the gravity of the situation to hit him. His face pale and his palm beginning to sweat, he picked up the phone...

Case #2 School is certainly a lot of hard work, but no homework I ever had could compare with the time and energy that goes into a doctoral dissertation. Sarah called us about a month ago, and through her sobs, managed to explain how her flash drive just stopped working after she accidentally pulled it out of her computer while some files were still transferring. "Can you help me?" she asked.

Case #3 Tracy's computer had to go to the shop for some repair. Being ever prudent with her files, she decided to back up all her family pictures to he flash drive before sending it off. A week later, she got a phone call saying how her computer had been destroyed in transit and they would be replacing it with a new one. "Well that's good news" she thought! That is, until she plugged in her flash drive and a message appeared saying "USB Device Not Recognized." "Oh please, don't let me lose my daughter's baby pictures." She thought to herself as she searched the internet for a way to recover them.

These three stories have two things in common: First of all, each one is true (except for maybe a little embellishment) Secondly, they all have a happy ending. Each one of these customers got their files back in less than two days for $99. has a 94% success rate recovering files from broken flash drives, and offers 2-5 day data recovery service for just $99, or next day service for $299.