Disk Transfer News

Reviews of our file and data transfer from disks and tapes. We can also extract files from optical disks with unknown filesystems and disks that appear to be blank or empty.
Disk Transfer and Conversions Services

Disk Transfer and Conversions News...

5.25" Floppy Disk Data Transfer

A 5.25 floppy disk which was sent to us to retrieve the data. The client was unsure if the disk still worked but simply wanted the files emailing back to them. This disk was a mini Floppy disk although by today's standards it is very large for the compared to the amount of data it holds! It was designated MD2D meaning low density 360kb.
A 5.25 floppy disk from which the user required data to be retrieved

, A mining company had in it's possession a 5.25” floppy disk that a user wants data retrieved from. They had no idea if the floppy disk still worked, but requested us to retrieve the data and send it by email (its size was something around 50KB so no need for an external media like a USB stick. The disk had been in storage for a few years so the first thing we did was dismantle the disk to clean the magnetic surface, before placing it in a drive to read the files off. If you don't do that we find the drive head binds with surface contamination and can damage the magnetic coating..

Windows 95 Gateway computer transfer files from ZIP disk to CD / DVD

3 ZIP disks are shown, made by Iomega, FujiFilm and Swap. The disks are queued together ready to have their data read to a CD or DVD. In more recent years customers have asked for files to be saved to USB or have download links for getting the files returned to them.
ZIP disks from Windows 95 computer ready for transfer of files

ZIP 100 disks, Henley-on-Thames, We have transferred files from ZIP disks used on a Gateway computer with Windows 95 on it to CD or DVD. These particular disks had been stored in quite a poor condition and so the data surfaces had become contaminated. Luckily we are used to dealing with this so managed to get them to read ok, with the exception of a few files which were fortunately not so important for the customer..

File Recovery from 600MB Opticals made by Philips and used in Apple Mac

A Philips Magneto Optical disk shown with it's inlay card. The disk is a 5.25 inch MO disk that was from an Apple Mac. The customer no longer had a drive to read the disks so required File Recovery.
A 600MB Magneto Optical Disk awaiting file recovery

File Recovery from Philips MO Disks in Wandsworth, London, If you need to have files recovered from 600mb optical disks but no longer have a drive to read them, then we will be happy to undertake a transfer to say USB or CD. We can also download the data so saving time on return postage. These particular disks had been used by the customer in a Mac computer, but since the drives became obsolete years ago, they no longer were able to read MO disks..

ComSquared MO disks Conversion

MO disk used in Sun Unix scanner station. The system uysed ComSquared document management system to store documents on numbered Magneto Optical disks.
ComSquared Convert MO disks to pdf. This disk was taken from a SUN UNIX document scanner

Sun Com Squared MO disks, 30 Sony M.O. Disk 1.3GB disks - need converted to DVD, said the email last month from USA. The disks were from a Sun UNIX imaging system. The disks held paper reports that were scanned but customer could not access them at all despite looking for other companies that could do this recovery in USA but found none. Apex found the disks were created by ComSquared Systems. The Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) stored the files on Optical disks. Apex can now recover these to say TIF, PDF or other formats..

Atari 5.25 floppy disk conversion

5.25 floppy disks from an Atari 810 computer which held text files from the user's dissertation, books, novels and  and essays.
Atari 5.25 floppy disk transfer

Atari computers, The Atari 800 computer had used an 810 5.25 inch Floppy disc drive. It was popular and we often receive disks with old text based files eg University Dissertations, books , novels, essays and diaries people had typed up - not realising that one day technology would move on and their work would be locked in a time capsule. We can transfer the files to CD and, if desired, convert these so you can easily open them
in Microsoft Word for editing/printing..

Apple ][ Disks Recovery.

Here is an Apple 2 / Apple 2E 5.25 floppy disks that held a a book novel files written on the apple word processor software. The Apple 2E had a green screen and popular in schools and colleges when it first came out.
Apple ][ Disks Conversion.

Apple ][ Disks Recovery., Apple ][ (Apple 2 se II) floppy disks were typically 5.25 inch. In the 1980s you would have had one of these in your office for word processing / spreadsheets, or your school may have had one Apple and some BBC Micros, but the Apple computer was always the one you wanted to use, with its imposing twin floppy drives mounted under the green monitor and its colourful logo. We are excited to offer a recovery service extract the files and convert them to a more modern format for use in Mac or Windows PC. The files can be converted to excel or Microsoft Word. Typically the disks were Single Sided Double Density 140k(140kb).

Microware Magneto Optical Disks Conversion

MO disks from Microware undergoing transfer to CD and DVD.
Microware Magneto Optical Disks read to CD

Microware MO disks, We can now recover files from MO disks used in Microware M3000 OS9000 OS-9/68k 68000 computers. We have recently transferred 1x Dysan 100 5.25 MO disk 512 bytes/sector which was used with OS9000 and OS9 68k. Files were transfered to CD or DVD. We also converted a Ricoh ROD5064F MO 512 b/s. Some of the files were backups from DOS, some were from a OS9000..

Panasonic Electronic Filing System Optical Disk Transfer

The Panasonic KV-Fxx series Electronic Filing System pictured with its 3.5 128MB MO (magneto Optical) disk drive, Floppy drive and external 5.25 Optical Disk Drive.
Panasonic KV-F510 KV-F520 KV-F511 KV-F521 Data Recovery

Panasonic Electronic Filing System KV-F510 KV-F520 KV-F511 KV-F521, We are pleased to offer data transfer and conversion from this old Panasonic Filing System. The scanner data is stored on MO Optical disks and we can transfer them to say TIF images to help migrate your files to modern PC Windows or Mac etc. The system is identified by KV-F510 KV-F520 KV-F511 KV-F521. The disks have a proprietary filing system that cannot be loaded by other operating systems. If the system fails you will not be able to view your files however if we convert them you can access them for the future..

Syquest disk transfer to Mac CD

Apple Mac formatted Syquest disk which is ready for transfer files to CD.
Syquest disk file read to Mac CD

Syquest disk conversion, Syquest were famous during the 1990s for their 5.25 inch series of removable disk cartrisges which could store an amazing (for the 1990's) 44MB,88MB or even 200MB! Fortunately we can still read these as they often hold Apple Mac word, excel, quark, tiff image photo files, which nobody ever thought they would need again... until they needed them again! So fear not, email or call us for a quote. Disks are usually transferred to CD in 1-2 days. .

Merging 2 file or disk copies to create one good file

Combining data from 2 identical disks or files in order. One good file will be created from reading the good sectors from each source to hopefully overwrite bad sectors from the other source.
Merge Multiple files or disk copies to create a complete file

Data Recovery, It sometimes happens that when you read a file or an old floppy disk from an archive that it is corrupt or only partially read correctly. There may well be a second identical file stored elsewhere - but how to make one complete good file or disk? A Dubai Contractor had an old logistics program on 5.25 inch floppy disk. An area of the file was corrupt and could not be read from disk. However we found a second copy of this software in a Computer Software Museum in the USA. This 2nd copy could also not be read correctly. We managed to read both files and merge the good parts into a single file allowing the program to operate correctly. Simply call or email us with details for a quote..

Medical DICOM Image MO Optical disk transfer to DVD

Dicom files extracted from MO disks (MOD) used in Medical Image CT CAT Scanners, Angiograms and X-Rays.
DICOM MO Optical disk transfer to DVD

File Transfer, Many medical images are stored as DICOM on Magneto Optical (M.O.) discs which are attached to CT / CAT scanners such as the Philips PET, Marconi, GE etc. We can read the disks and copy the DICOM images to DVD or CD or hard drive. We have even recovered from damaged MO disks that no longer read in the drive..

One-Step Backup Zip Jaz Drive data recovery

Iomega's OneStep (1-Step) backup used on Jaz and Zip disks. This is not to be confused with 1-step for Ditto Cartridge Tapes from Tecmar or Iomega Tools. These disks were undergoing restore to extract their files from the One-Step backup archive file.
One-Step Backup Zip Jaz Drive data transfer

File Transfer., One-Step Backup was a software sold by Iomega for use with Zip and Jaz drives. It was used under Windows 95/98/ME to save files. The One-Step software and Jaz / Zip drives are no longer available however we can read the disks and transfer the data to CD or DVD or another drive. Simply email or call us to discuss. Timescale usually 1-2 days..

Apple Mac SCSI laptop hard drive 2.5 inch data recovery

A SCSI hard disk drive from Apple Macintosh computers and PowerBooks. The old Macs used SCSI hard disk drives often by Quantum or Western Digital (WD) and this one is ready for file transfer.
Apple Mac SCSI laptop hard drive 2.5 inch file transfer

File Recovery., Data Recovery File Transfer., The Quantum Go-Drive 40S was used in old apple mac PowerBook laptops and notebooks. It has a rare 40-pin SCSI hard disk drive interface with a separate bank of 8 pins, which does not connect to standard SCSI cards. Apple Mac PowerBook pb 100 140 145b 150 160 170 series used 2.5 inch SCSI laptop hard drives such as as Quantum Go-Drive, GF40S022 and Western Digital WDS-2120.We can undertake data recovery and file transfer from these drive to another hdd or cd. Time scale usually only 2 days for transfer.Call or email us for a quote now..

CD or DVD suddenly stopped working - Repair / Recovery

File Recovery undertaken on CD or DVD disks when they cannot be read or not recognised No Disc error.
DVD or CD no longer works - Recover Repair Data access

Data Recovery, Althought they were hailed as the indestructable data / video storage solution CD and DVD do deteriate over time. A Video or File Data CD or DVD that worked over a year ago when it was recorded, might suddenly stop playing or show No Disc / empty when read now. We recover files and video from such problems so call or email us now for a fixed quote and fast turn-around..

5.25 inch DS-DD floppy disk file transfer to CD

A DS-DD 5.25 inch floppy disk ready to have archive data recovered to CD or USB.
Old 5.25 inch DS-DD Floppy Disk Drive Data Recovery and Transfer

Data Recovery, We recently received a series of 5.25 inch 500kb / 360kb floppies which had been sitting in an archive store for a number of years. The disks appeared to be in good condition but were initially not recognised by the floppy drive. The disks were obviously heavily contaminated on the surfaces probably an oxide build up over the years. After undergoing our special recovery processes all the data was successfully recovered but it was a warning to the client that the remaining disks should be extracted to a CD as soon as possible. So email or call for a quotation now..

Superdisk Macintosh formatted File recovery

An Apple Mac formatted Superdisk that needed files converting and transferring to CD.
Superdisk Apple Macintosh Formatted File Data Recovery

Data Transfer, We recover files from Superdisks and transfer or convert them to CD. This includes 240MB and 120MB versions. The Superdisk Power Apple Macintosh computer came pre-installed with SuperDisk drivers for Mac OS9. The Superdisk provided a highly portable floppy type disk format before the advent of USB pen drives. These drives are no longer made or supported so email or call us for a fast recovery..

Syquest 200mb disk cartridge convert to cd

A Syquest 200mb disk having data transferred to CD, DVD and USB drive
Syquest 200mb file transfer

Data Transfer, Syquest 200mb (Also made by Nomai Spin Peripherals) 5.25 inch removable hard disk cartridges were used around the 1990s but the drives are no longer made. We are often contacted by those who need transfer of files to say CD or DVD so email or call us now. Timescale usually 1-2 days..

EFS Extent File System data recovery inc DICOM

Dicom data recovery from MO disk (MOD). This particular disk was used in a Philips Marconi CT Medical Scanner and held data in the EFS filesystem A bespoke program was made to extract the files to enable viewing on computer using freely available DICOM viewers along with the metadata in an Excel database for easy image searching and retrieval.
EFS Extent File System file recovery inc DICOM

Data Recovery, The Extent File System EFS was used in early Linux/Unix based machines. It is also used on some Philips / Marconi Select CT scanners to store Dicom images on 5.25 inch Magneto-Optical (MO) discs (MOD). We have received Sony EDM-4100C MO disks where the data was not showing and the disk appeared blank. We have recovered the files to CD or DVDs so if you have trouble reading such disks then call us for EFS data recovery..

Corel / Panasonic and Plasmon Optical Disk file transfer

Data Recovery being undertaken on Panasonic and Plasmon Optical Disks. The disks used proprietary file system so did not show up under Windows, Linux or Apple Macs. A bespoke software program was written to extract the files.
Corel / Panasonic and Plasmon Optical Disk file recovery

Data Transfer, All optical drives are equal - until you reach the world of Pansonic where a commonly IBM CRL2 and Corel cpk backup software was used in conjunction with 5.25 inch Optical Disks by Plasmon eg. P940-C P1400-C P1 P1002-E P1500-E and Panasonic LM-R1500A LM-D500W LM-D501W LM-D702W LM-R1400A LM-W1400A. Disk sizes are commonly 940MB 1.4GB 1GB and 1.5GB WORM. The sytem was used for Apple Mac and Windows PC. We have successfully extracted files off these disk so email or call today for a quotation. Timescale typically 2 to 3 days..

PCDOCSE Document Management System - Extract office files

PCDOC by Softco was an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) which could store scanned documents to MO disks like the one in the photo. A popular conversion is to read the MO disks and convert the files to PDF, often stored on a NAS, Network Drive or USB disk windows formatted.
PCDOC-SE extract recover files and Documents

Data Recovery, PCDOCSE was a document storage archive and retrieval system attached to a database. We have recovered the files stored on Magneto Optical disks and tied these up with the database to restore documents to allow user access. The files were stored on Magneto Optical disks but each disk did not have any file structure and appeared blank in a Windows PC Linux and Apple Mac. We extracted the files, file names and revision number and named each file accordingly. The end result was the client restored these separate files on a Hard Drive Network Storage device (NAS) for sharing among the company employees..

Ditto and DittoMax Tape transfer files

An example Ditto Max tape including Flash-File. These are made by Tecmar and Iomega and need to be read or transferred to modern media as the tape drives and software is no longer made.
Ditto and DittoMax Tape copy files

Data Tape Transfer, The Ditto and Ditto-Max tape drives used to be made by Iomega and Tecmar but no longer available. We can read/transfer/copy/extract your files from these tapes to CD DVD or hard drives. The tapes had capacities from 250mb to 2GB and 10GB for the Ditto Max and used a variety of QIC, Travan TR1 TR2 TR3 cartridges. Call or email us now to convert your Ditto tapes..

Recover Retrospect backup files from Apple Mac tape

Retrospect tape backup files being recoveed from old Apple Mac to USB drive.
Retropect tape archive transfer

Retrospect Tape transfer, Retrospect was a backup application used on Apple Mac and PC to archive files to tape. We can transfer the files from the Retrospect DDS DAT or DLT tapes that were popular with Apple Mac during OS7 OS8 and OS 9. We can transfer the Retrospect files to CD, DVD or Hard drive. Just call or email us for a quote and fast turn-around - usually 1-2 days...

Batch convert PICT to BMP or JPEG

An Apple Mac PICT image file is sometimes difficult to convert especially when a batch conversion of many files is required.
PICT batch converter

File Conversion, Apple Mac computers sometimes used PICT files to store image, photos or graphics.We have tried some widely available software for doing this and found it clumsy or unrelaible when batch converting from many different folders at once. If you have files spread across a number of folders and require these batch converting to say bitmap (bmp) jpeg (jpg) or other types then call or email us for a quote. Timescale usually 1-2 days depending on quantities..

Panasonic Video Recorder DVD error when adding movie to disk

DVDs from a Panasonic DMR video recorder can be recovered even when the disc can not be read or shows up as No Disc, Empty or blank.
Error adding footage to DVD in Panasonic Video Recorder

Video recovery, We have received a Packard Bell DVD-R 4.7GB used in Panasonic Digital Video recorder DMR-E50. When adding video from camcorder to disc, an error message occurred and the disc could no longer be read (it had not been finalised). We reovered the video to a new DVD on the day it arrived so Call or Email us now for a fixed price quote..

Covert old Mac Floppy disks to Windows PC for Claris Works

Converting old Apple Mac Floppy Disk to OSX, Windows, Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
Transfer Apple Mac floppy disk Claris Works to Windows

Data transfer and Conversion, Apple Mac computers from the 1980s used 3.5 inch floppy disks which cannot be read in modern Macs or PC floppy drives. A popular office document program was ClarisWorks whose files need to be read and converted for use on Windows or Modern Mac OSX. Email or call us for file transfer to CD and conversion of Mac Claris Works files to Windows PC Microsoft Office or Works..

Copy Apple Mac SuperDisk to CD

An Imation SuperDisk 120MB received by us that needed to be read and have it's files copied to CD.
Read Apple Mac SuperDisk to CD

Superdisk data transfer, Apple Mac used to use Superdisks with storage capacity of 120mb and 240mb. The disks looked like 3.5 inch floppy disks. We have had cases with Quark Xpress Documents Files Data stored on the Super Disk and we converted the files to Microsoft Word for editing as the customer no longer had a Superdisk drive or Quark file conversion software. If you have similar case let us know by email or phone for a quote..

SYJET Syquest disk file data transfer

A Syjet disk made by Syquest awaiting to have it's data read and copied to CD. These days most people have it read to USB memory stick or download.
SYJET Syquest disk file copy read transfer

Syquest Syjet data transfer, Syquest SYJET disks were popular during the 1990s, they also made the SPARQ EzFlyer disks. The disks drives are no longer made however we can transfer from Syquest Syjet disks used on Apple Mac or PC to say CD or DVD. Just email or call us now for a fixed price quote. Timescale usually 1-2 days..

Maxell MO Magneto Optical 640mb RO-M640 disk transfer

A maxell 640mb overwrite MO disk awaiting data recovery.
Maxell MO Magneto Optical 640mb RO-M640 disk recovery

MO disk File Transfer, Maxell used to make a line of 640mb Gigamo Magneto Optical disks eg. the RO-M640. Many customers find they are now unable to read disc as suitable reader not available. Often the drive became obsolete but it was forgotten that useful files were still stored on the MO disk. We can read and copy the data to say a CD or DVD or hard drive - just email or call us now. Fast turnaround..

Recover photos from an Iomega ZIP disk

Copying files from ZIP disk to CD.
Copy files from an Iomega ZIP disk

File Transfer, Recently we received Zip100 Iomega disk for copying of photos from it. According to the client there were no service providers in the Cayman Islands with an operational zip drive to retrieve the files to CD. Drop us an email if you have a similar file copying problem..

Convert PICT files to JPEG

Converting Pict files from old Apple Mac to JPEG .jpg files or Bitmap .bmp.
Convert PICT files to Bitmap

File Conversion, Apple Mac's used to use PICT files for storing graphical image data. Sometimes you need to batch convert a large number of the files to other formats say JPEG jpg, Bitmap bmp, for further processing. This is time consuming when the files are spread across many different folders as you have to spend ages re-directing software to each folder. We can provide a quote to mass convert PICT files for you. Just email or call us now..

HPP and HPD file viewers and converters

An old floppy disk containing HPP and HPD files needed converting the scanned images from the HP scanner software.
HPP and HPD Convert or view files

File Conversion, We convert HPP and HPD files to be viewable on PC and Mac computers. The HP (Hewlett Packard) Scanner Printer software used to create documents in HPD and HPP files which cannot be easily opened or viewed. Just email or call us for a quote..

Double Layer DVD+R recovery

A Double Layer DVD+R turned to face the recording side showing the darker rings where video has already been burnt to the disk.
Double Layer DVD-DL data recovery

Data Recovery, We recover or transfer files from many types of optical storage technology, including double-layer, dual-format DVD and DVD+R double-layer disks often used for video creation and other data-intensive applications. The first DVD recordable drive from Toshiba Samsung Storage Technologies features 16X DVD+R specification and 12 times the capacity of a CD at 8.5GB for a wide range of video, music, image and data storage applications..

LS-240 Superdisk download files to CD

An LS240 Superdisk that needed it's files downloaded to CD.
Superdisk LS-240 download data to CD

Data Recovery, The 240mb LS-240 Superdisk came after 3M Imations LS-120, but faced competition from Optical CD storage disks. Recently we have extracted CAD Photos Images Spreadsheets and Word Documents from LS-240 disks for several companies who find themselves without a Superdisk drive..

DEC PDP-11 8 inch floppy disks transfer to CD

An 8 inch floppy disk from PDP11 Dec computer which required files to be transferred off to CD.
DEC PDP-11 8 inch floppy disks copy files to CD

Data Transfer, The PDP11 DEC computers used a special file system to store files on 8 inch floppy disks. Apex can now recover these files with their names and transfer them to a CD for use on modern PC Windows computers. Disks were typically 8 inch Single Sided Double Density SS DD 26 sectors per track, 77 tracks, 256 bytes 128 bytes per sector floppy disk eg. Nashua marked FD-1 D WP S.S./D.D. Soft Sec 26/128 9001-200 Professional Magnetic Media. Floppies were often written on old DEC RT11-A (PDP11) DECRT11A SZRT11A S-RT11A machines using RX02.

Sparq Disk convert to CD ro DVD

This Sparq disk holds 1gb of data and is ready for file transfer.
Sparq disk read files to CD or DVD

Data Transfer, Syquest manufactured the Sparq 1.0GB disk around 1998 and commonly used on Windows 3.1 Windows 95 and Windows NT. We can recover the files and data off these disks and read them to say a CD or DVD which can be accessed on Mac or PC..

Shima Seiki MO Disk File Recovery

MO disk storing Shima Seiki sewing machine knitting pattern control software that had become corrupt and did not allow access to the files.
Shima Seiki Magneto Optical Disks recovery

File Data Recovery, Shima Seiki make flat knitting sewing machines and sometimes the controller software program or patterns are stored on Magneto Optical Disks often 3.5inch (90 mm) eg Sony SMO-230. The disk can get corrupt and prevent file access. DO NOT run scandisk as it will likely delete some of the files - we had this happen to one client! Simply email us for a recovery quote..

Mac ZIP 250-mb not mounting on desktop

A Zip 205mb that had trouble mounting on the Desktop of a Mac computer.
250MB ZIP Apple Mac disc recover files not mounting on desktop

Data Recovery, Iomega produced the ZIP 250mb in 1998 3 years after the 100MB disk. Direct competitors were the Superdisk 240mb and larger capacity 200mb and 270mb Syquest drives. These were fitted in many Apple Macs and we often get cases were the disk no longer mounts on the Desktop. We have recently successfully recovered graphic files from such disks to CD..

Copy Apple Mac Floppy disks to CD

Copying off word documents from and old Apple Mac floppy disk.
Apple Mac Floppy disks transfer to CD

Copy Files and Data., Old Apple Macs eg G3 and older machines, used Floppy Disks as the main form of data storgae and archiving. Files were often created using Clarisworks, MacWrite and Mac Write Pro documents. We can transfer files from the floppies to CD for MacOSX for AppleWorks or Microsoft Word on a PC. Just email or calll us for a quote..

ClarisWorks convert to Word

Clarisworks conversion to modern Microsoft Word or Excel undertaken via our software.
Convert ClarisWorks to Microsoft Word

Data Recovery, ClarisWorks was very popular with Apple Macintosh users for Office documents, drawings, presentations, databases, and spreadsheets. Often these files are stored on old 3.5 inch floppies 400kb or 800kb. We are often called on to convert these files to CD so people may use them on modern Macs eg system OSX or Windows systems with packages like Microsoft Office..

Recover jpeg photos from slideshow movie DVD

Data recovery undertaken on a DVD that had a slideshow movie that could not be played back.
Recover photo images from DVD slideshow

Data Recovery, We had an interesting case of a DVD slideshow movie which had jpegs and mp3 added using Windows DVD maker program. We extracted the jpeg photo images from the video and saved them to a separate CD as the customer had lost the original files. If you have any unusual requests - just let us know by email or call us now..

Superdisk LS-120 copy files to CD

An LS120 superdisk which is going to have its files copied to CD.
LS-120 Superdisk file data transfer to CD

Data Recovery, The LS-120 Superdisk holds around 120mb of data in a format similar to a 3.5 inch 90mm floppy disk making it a highly portable removable media platform. SuperDisk is sometimes confused with SuperDrive by Apple Mac but is totally different. Often archive data is stored on these disks and the end user does not have access to an LS-120 drive - however we can transfer the data to CD for use in Windows PC or Apple Mac computers..

8 inch floppy disks data recovery

Copying files from 8 inch floppy disk. These disks were used in CNC or old Word Processors, but we can convert many of them to modern Microsoft Office document files like Word or Excel.
8 inch floppy disc copy files to CD

Data Recovery and Transfer, 8 inch floppy disk drives are larger versions of the 5.25 floppy prevalent during early 1980's. If you have ever seen one of these disk drives they look like dinosaurs of the modern floppy drives.We can recover your data from 8 floppy discs and copy the files to a CD or email them back to you. There is still a lot of Military hardware, legacy computers and CAD CAM CNC machinery that use these disks as well as some old text files that people need to revive. Call or email us for a transfer / data recovery quote..

Recover files from scratched CD

Scratch or cracked CD or DVDs undergoing video recovery.
CD shows as empty - scratch on reflective side

Data Recovery, CD-R are often used to store family photos or archive office word / excel documents. After a while you may return to these CDs / disks, and to your horror they are showing as empty and will not read - perhaps they have got scratched on the underside or cracked slightly. Email or call us for a data recovery quote and we shall transfer your files to a new CD..

Mac Syquest EZ135 cartridge transfer to CD

An EZ135 cartridge that was used in an Apple Mac. The cartridge will shortly undergo data transfer of its files.
Mac Syquest EZ135 disk convert to CD

Data Transfer, During the 1990s graphic artists often used Apple Macs ( Mac OS HFS format ) to archive / back-up media artwork files and images to Syquest disks eg. EZ135 cartridge. We can convert these for use in modern G4 G5 macs and Windows PC computers by burning the data to CD's or DVD's..

Optical Disk Cartridge Transfer to CD or DVD

A Panasonic LM-xxxx series Optical disk ready for file transfer.
File Data Transfer from Optical Disk Cartridges

Data Transfer., We can transfer files from these optical disk catridges made by Panasonic, Plasmon, and others. The disks look very similar to Magneto-Optical disks but are recorded using Phase Change technology. Common model numbers include P940C P1400C P1002E P1500E LM-R1500A LM-D500W LM-D501W LM-D702W LM-R1400A LM-W1400A. Double sided with sizes 940MB 1.4GB 1GB 1.5GB. We can transfer the files to CD DVD or hard drive..

Mac Iomega Jaz disks convert to PC

A Jaz Disk formatted on a Mac ready for transfer to Windows PC computer.
Apple Mac Jaz disks transfer to Windows Computer

File Conversions., Media Compaines and graphic artists often use Apple Macs ( Mac OS format ) and backed up artwork files and images on Jaz disks 1GB and 2GB. We can convert these for use in Company Windows PC computers by burning the data to CD's or DVD's..

Transfer files and data from old Apple Mac Hard Drive

Transferring files and data off old Apple Mac SCSI hard drives. The desktop drives often have 50pin flat connector that looks like IDE / parallel interface but a bit bigger.
Extract files from old Apple Mac Computer Hard Disk Drive

File Data Transfer., We are often contacted for file transfer from old Apple Macintosh computers including G3 G4, 128K 512K 512KE, Apple Macintosh Plus, Mac SE-30, Classic, Mac 2 IIx IIcx IIci IIfx IIsi IIvx, Quadra 610, 630, 650, 700, 800, 900, 950, Power Macintosh 6100/60, 7100/66, 8100/80, Macintosh Portable. Some of these use SCSI (large 50-pin flat ribbon cable) or ATA/IDE drives such as the 80MB Quantum Pro-Drive or Connor and Western Digital WD Hard Disk. We can transfer files to CD or convert files for use on PC..

Superdisk file retrievial and convert to CD

An Imation Superdisk requiring files transferred to CD or USB.
Data Recovery from Superdisk

Data Conversion and Transfer, Our service includes restoration of file access and transfer of files from the old Superdisks. These disks wre produced for a short time in 240mb and 120mb formats. We have drives to read these disks and transfer files and data to CD. Sometimes this can include converting files to other word processing frmats from Apple Mac computers..

Old Word Processor and other File Conversions

Converting word processor floppy disks.
Convert Files from old Word Processor formats

Data Conversion and Transfer, File conversions - including databases sylk msworks dbf and word processors from BBC micro, Brother, Canon, chiwriter, appleworks, ACTA, Word Perfect, Mac Paint, Mac Excel, WriteNow, Xerox Diablo, Dec Decmate. The files can be stored on old 5.25. 3.5 and 3 inch and 8 inch Floppy disks including those used by Amstrad CPC and PCW computers. We can place the files on to a CD..

Amstrad 3 inch Floppy Disk File Transfer

A 3 inch floppy disk from Amstrad computer having files transferred and recovered, after which they will be converted to Word or Excel documents, or even pdfs.
Amstrad floppy disc Data Recovery Conversion to CD

Data Transfer, Apex Technology can now offer a service to read your old Amstrad and Schneider Floppy disks and transfer the files to CD for use in Modern PCs. Many files were written in LocoScript Word Processor and they can be converted to MS Word while retaining most of the formatting. This includes Amsoft Compact Floppy Disc CF2 Cartridges for Single (Flip Discs) and Double Headed Drives 180-kb and 720KB.

Panasonic PD Cartridge Data Transfer

A PD disk cartridge by Panasonic which stored 650mb of data which will shortly undergo transfer to CD.
PD Cartridge Caddy DVD-RAM 650MB File Recovery

Data Transfer, LM-R650 PD Cartridges were made by Toray and Panasonic using the Dual Phase Change writer system during the 1990's and early 2000. The CD / DVD-RAM disk inside the cartridges cannot be read in regular DVD-RAM or DVD or CD drives, they are only suitable for a specially made player that was only made for a few years. The format was superceded by cheaper CD and DVD writers. We can transfer data and files and recover then to regualr CD for use in Windows PC or Apple Mac Computers.

DVD-RAM transfer to DVD

Converting DVD-RAM Cartridge Caddy style cases to DVD
Convert DVD-RAM to DVD

Data File Transfer, DVD-RAM Cartridge / Caddy Style disks were a follow on from the old Magneto Optical DIsks (MO or MOD) during the 80's and 90's. The disk readers for these cartridge Type I and II disks are no longer made however many DVD-RAM disks still exist holding archive copies of data. We canvert or transfer the data files off these for use in more modern computers (Apple Mac and Windows PC)..

Akai Sampler files convert to PC Wav files

A MO disk from an Akai Music sampler that needed the music files transferred off to USB drive.
Convert Akai Music Sampler (3000xl etc) to Windows PC Wave files

Data Conversion, Akai Music samplers S Series (eg S-3000-XL) were popular during 1990s. A frequent request is to transfer music audio sound sample files to Wav from back-up disks eg Floppy or MO disks to Windows PC or Mac. We convert the files to wave pcm or mp3 (or others on request) from the MO disks..

Convert Word Perfect to Microsoft Word

Word Perfect Files being converted to Microsoft Office Word for Windows or Apple Mac.
Open Word Perfect Files in Microsoft Word

Data Conversions, Word Perfect is one of many file types we convert to more common MS Word for using in modern PC or Mac. Usually these older files are archived on floppy disks, articularly the 5.25 inch variety. We can save the converted files to CD..

EZ135 mb Syquest Removable Cartridge Transfer to CD

A Syquest EZ135 135mb disk with archive files ready for transfer to CD or USB.
EZ135 135mb Removable Cartridge File Transfer to CD

Data Transfer, The Syquest EZ135 135-MB disks were introduced as a direct competitor to the Iomega Zip drives. Later an EZDrive was offered with the uprated 230MB EZFlyer disks. We can read both types of EZ removable cartridges and burn the data to CD for use in Modern Mac and Windows PC Computers..

Read or Open Files on Old Optical Discs (Gigamo)

A MO disk by Verbatim ready to have it's files read and transferred to USB. The metal slider cover has been opened to show light diffraction from the disk surface.
Read Data and Open Files from Old Gigamo Optical Discs

Data Transfer, Before CD and DVD, Magneto-Optical disks (MO) were a popular form of high capacity storage - however many of the MO Drives are no longer made. We can recover data files from old 3.5 inch discs referred to as GIGAMO. These look like a thick floppy disks and are often made by Sony Verbatim Philips or Maxell. When customers are unable to read disc as suitable reader not available they come to us to transfer the data on to DVD or CD or another hard disk drive (hdd)..

100MB ZIP disc Super-BASE file recovery

A Zip100 disc which held a copy of Superbase database that needed rescue after the computer failed to recognise the disk in the drive.
ZIP 100mb SuperBase database recovery transfer to CD

Data Transfer, During mid-90's Iomega made a removable ZIP cartridge of 100mb capacity in a 3.5 inch 90mm floppy disk format. This was a step up from the larger 44mb and 88mb Syquest drives available at the time. We recently received such a ZIP100 disk from 1996 containing d-base files. The disk was no longer recognised by the computer and several people had evidently had-a-go at getting data off it including removing the metal shield. However we managed to get the data back-ed up on to a CD and the client restored the file on the system..

Mac DS DD 1.0MB Floppy disc transfer documents to PC CD

Transferring Word Documents from Apple Mac Floppy Disc.
Apple Mac Floppy Disc Word Document transfer to CD

Data Transfer, The Word Documents were held on Apple Mac 3M DS,DD 1.0 Mb/1.0 Mo Floppy Disk. The data files were originally typed up onto an Apple Mac around 1992. The files required recovery for use on a present day PC so they were transferred to a CD which could also be used in a Mac..

Floppy Disks not mounting on Mac Desktop

Data Recovery from an Apple MAc floppy disk that would not mount on the Desktop.
Corrupt Floppy disc not mounting on desktop

Data Recovery, After years of storage Floppy disk coatings of iron oxide can decay meaning they cannot be read or mount on desktop - usually at a time you suddenly remember that critical file is on one from 1982. We can usually extract sufficient text or documents from such floppy disks to enable the files to be reconstructed..

Superdisk corrupt files not mounting on desktop

File recovery from a Superdisk that no longer mounted on the Apple Mac desktop.
Superdisk file recovery not mounting on desktop

Data Recovery, When files are saved to disks a long time ago there is no guarantee that they will open correctlywhen you need them later. That's what happened to the owner of a Superdisk which would not mount on the Mac Desktop due to corruption of disk media. We recovered all text and photos from the disk to enable the author to recompile the other report..

Philips DVD Recorder unplayable DVD-RW

A DVD from a Philips DVD recorder showing up as unplayable can still have it's video data recovered
Error DVD-RW on Philips DVD Recorder

Video Recovery, A DVD+RW Verbatim 4.7gb disk was used to record films from a camcorder. However sudden power failure during recording live movie on the Philips DVD Recorder resulted in an unplayable disk. The Video was recovered to a new DVD which could be played back on Computer or DVD Recorder.

Syquest 44mb 88mb 5.25 inch data recovery

A Syquest 44mb data cartridge. The disk is 5.25 inches square.
Old Syquest 5.25 inch file transfer to CD

Data Recovery, A common claim by the sales people selling computer hardware is to assure the buyer that this is the technology of the future. But no-one says how long the future should last. Well that is what happened to a museum archive stored on Syquest disks. They now find no access to a serviceable Syquest drive because they are no longer made, however the data is locked on 44mb and 88mb Syquest disk cartridges. We have transferred the files to CD so enabling access by today's latest technology pc computers!.

Supercalc conversion to Excel Spreadsheet

Supercalc files being converted to Microsoft Excel.
Convert SuperCalc to Microsoft Excel

Data Recovery, The DOS Spreadsheet program SuperCalc was the fore-runner to Microsoft Excel. However with the demise of DOS in most business areas The documents that were made under it lie unused - but may still be valuable. Companies often contact us for converting Supercalc to Excel so they can use it under Windows PC or even on a Apple Mac Excel..

Transfer files from 5.25 inch MO discs 5.2 GB and 2.3 GB

Transferring images from a 5.25 inch MO disk.
5 1/4 inch MO discs file transfer

Data Transfer, 5.25 inch MO discs are often used for medical archives and in Medical Imaging equipment, however the disc readers are no longer made. The discs are made by Verbatim, Maxoptic, Sony to mention a few. We can transfer files from 5.2GB and 2.3GB MO disks and retrieve images to DVD..

Jaz Disk Transfer to DVD

A Jaz disk about to have it's files transferred to USB or DVD.
Iomega Jaz Disk File Recovery to DVD

Data Recovery, Jaz disks appear to have been very popular with Apple Mac users a few years ago as an economical storage method for images, multi-media and video files. However often the drives require SCSI connections not readily available on many modern Mac's. We can provide data recovery from these Jaz disks to say DVD or another Hard drive..

Apple Mac Syquest Disk file transfer

A Syquest disk that has been used in an Apple Mac. This particular disk is 230mb as used in the EZFlyer drives.
Syquest Discs from old Apple Mac

Data Recovery, Syquest disks were once seen as the future of removable storage but these are now vintage items, the drives are no longer available. However they still contain valuable data and files that often needed on modern projects or for modification of old design drawings. We transfer files from Syquest data cartridges to CD for use in PC or Apple Macs.

Panasonic Superdisk camera photo recovery

A Superdisk that was used to store photos in a Panasonic Camera.
Superdisk Photo recovery from Panasonic PV-SD4090 and PV-SD5000

Data Recovery, Panasonic PV-SD4090 and PV-SD5000 cameras were one of the few to use the superdisk to store photographs and images on. We recently recovered jpeg files from a Canadian who could no longer access the disk to retrieve the images. We have now placed the files from the Superdisk onto a CD and returned to them their memories..

Recover old CNC machine data from corrupt 5.25 inch Floppy disks

A CNC machine 5.25 inch floppy disk used to control machining patterns, but now requiring data recovery.
5.25 inch floppy disks read old cnc machine data files

Data Recovery, Many old CNC machines used 5.25 floppy disks to input configuration data. We recently got disks from a Siemens Sinumerik control system used on a CNC Gear Hobbing Machine. There were 2 off 360kb 5.25 floppy disks used to hold configuration data which could not be read. While there was a bit of corruption on the disks we managed to extract sufficient configuration data which was written to a fresh floppy disks to allow the machine to keep operating..

Trouble reading or copying files from CD or DVD

Analysis of CD and DVD that are slow to read and show the files and folders and also had trouble copying data to the computer can be recovered.
Difficult reading data from CD or DVD, or computer hangs during copying

Data Recovery, When placed in a computer the CD or DVD may appear unrecognised or unreadable. Sometimes files and folders are shown but the computer hangs or copies files very slowly, or stops half way through reading files. Very often we can recover data and files from such problems..

Recover Images and Text from corrupt files

Recovering Word Documents from a ZIP disk
Recover Photos and Text from corrupt Word Document

Data Recovery, A file may be saved or archived to a disk but when you come to read it back it may not open correctly. This is what one insurance company found after a report was saved to a ZIP disk a few years ago. They came to read it again and the disk would not allow copying of the file. We successfully recovered sufficient photos and text from the Word document report to enable them to reconstruct it for a recent legal case..

Syquest Apple Mac Disk transfer files to CD

An 88mb syquest disk that stored files from an old Mac computer.
Read old Apple Mac Syquest Disks to CD

Data Transfer, At one time Syquest data cartridges were seen as the future of modern storage however they were overtaken by large media tapes. The Syquest disks still hold much useful data from the past and frequently we recover Apple Mac files and documents stored on these Syquest data cartridges, often restoring the files to CD or DVD for use in modern Mac and PC's without Syquest Drives..

PC-Doc-SE 9.1GB MO Disk Data Transfer

A Magneto Optical Disk that was used to store scanned documents is shown with it's slider cover open and ready for data recovery to DVD.
PC-Doc-SE 9.1GB MO disks file recovery transfer

Data Recovery, Apex is pleased to include a facility to extract files/data from the legacy PC-Doc-SE document management / storage system. The files are often stored on 9.1GB MO Disks (MOD) and as happened in the latest project they were to be transferred to a NAS device for easy distribution to the company. The old PC-Doc system did not write any file structure to the MO disks - instead this was stored in a database and however the two sources were tied together to create a nas document retrieval system...

ZIP disk file recovery

A Zip100 disk that had its files saved after becoming corrupt.
ZIP100 disk with files not properly saved to media or corrupt

Data Recovery, When files are saved to disks there is no guarantee that they were saved correctly. You often only find out later that the files won't open correctly. That's what happened to a recently received Fujifilm ZIP100 disk (IBM Formatted) - The word documents containing text and pictures would not open correctly. Possibly the files didn't save properly or there was corruption of disk media. We recovered one complete document and all text and photos from the disk to enable the author to recompile the other report..

Old Floppy MO Syquest disk transfer to CD DVD

Transferring data and files from old legacy 5.25 floppy disks.
Vintage / old Floppy MO Syquest disk transfer to CD DVD

Data Recovery, A variety of Legacy data storage / archive transfers including from old apple mac floppies, 5.25 inch Floppy Disks files to CD Transfer and Data Recovery. SyQuest Disk Cartridge and MO File Transfer to CD DVD include Gigamo File Transfer. Iomega file transfer for ZIP Jaz Ditto tapes to CD DVD is a popular option..

Apple Max OS X-Server defunct raid data recovery

Recovering data from Apple Mac X-Server failed raid hard disk drives showing defunct or offline.
Mac OS-X X-Server defunct raid hdd file data recovery

Data Recovery, Mac OS X Server is Apple's server operating system. Sometimes it shows hard disk drives (HDD) as defunct or offline. X Server provides hard drive RAID arrays for data file storage and a range of Network Services AFP, AppleTalk PAP, IPP, Windows Samba Share folders as well as web server. We recover data from failed X Server raid arrays with 1 or 2 hard disks failed (usually they are assembled as 3 disk RAID-5 arrays). The disk still sound normal and are shown as offline or defunct. Call us for X server raid file data recovery..

Verbatim and Philips re-writeable MO disk transfer

A Verbatim MO rewritable MO disk that was sent for transfer of it's files and data.
Verbatim and Philips re-optical MO disk file transfer

Data Transfer, We recently received the following Magneto-Optical disks - Verbatim re-writable 2.6gb MO Disk, Philips Re-writable 2.6GB MO Disk 1024-bytes/Sector. The drives for these are no longer made. The disks were in Apple Mac format and we transferred the data files to a DVD recordable so it could be opened in a more modern Mac G4/G5..

Trouble reading Superdisk files

A SuperDisk that had problems opening and reading files in the computer.
Problem copying files from Superdisk

Data Recovery, The Superdisk was available in 120mb (LS120) and 240mb LS240. A disk was sent to us when the computer user had trouble opening files and problems in reading files from the removable media. The files and folders were displayed but there was trouble copying or downloading them to the hard drive. We have restored file access by transferring the files to a CD..

Extract Files from Ditto Tape Cartridge

A 2GB ditto cartridge made by Sony that was sent in for files to be extracted to DVD and USB drives.
Extract Ditto Tape Cartridge files

Data Recovery, The Iomega Ditto and Ditto Max tapes were aimed at small business file back-up and archive storage. The Ditto tape drives are no longer made. We recently received a Ditto tape made during the 1990's which were involved in a legal fraud investigation by a Council. The files were extracted from the tape and transferred to a CD/DVD so that the could be opened on a Windows PC..

Trouble copying or accessing files

Windows Explorer going very slowly to display files due to poor sector reading from the hard disk - bad areas developing on the hard drive.
Problem accessing or slow copying files and folders

Data Recovery, Sometimes Windows Explorer will show you the files and folders but will not allow copying or opening them. This sometimes happens after the computer is shut down unexpectedly from a power cut. Even after re-booting the PC you are unable to access the documents and settings user folder. Or perhaps the floppy disk does not allow copying of visible files or folders. We can successfully recover your data and lost files, repair folder access troubles and restore data to another hard disk CD or DVD...

DVD-RAM Type1 Cartridge transfer to DVD

Data being transferred from DVD-RAM cartridge Type 1. Also Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 dvd-ram can have their files transferred.
Type-1 DVD-RAM Caddy file data transfer to DVD

Data Recovery, The DVD-RAM cartridge / cased disk was common a few years ago but now the drives are no longer made. We recently received an Apple Mac Formatted TDK 5.2GB double-sided DVD-RAM Type-1 Caddy Cartridge style disk containing Backup Archive data. We have transferred the files and folders to DVD-R for use in standard DVD readers / players..

Floppy Disk requesting format - data recovery

Recovery of Sage files from floppy disk.
Data Recovery Floppy Disk showing unformatted

Data Recovery, The old floppy disk is still in use and recently one arrived with SAGE accounting back-up files on it. When inserted into the computer floppy drive the disk requested format and could not be opened. The backup file was across two floppy disks. We have recovered the files to a CD and the customer now has their spreadsheets restored..

DVD-RAM cartridge Type-1 5.2GB File Transfer

Transferring Apple Mac DVD-RAM to USB or DVD
Mac DVD-RAM cartridge data transfer to dvd

Data Recovery, DVD-RAM drives which can accept the DVD-Ram Case / Cartridge / Caddy style versions are no longer made. However we transfer files from such disks for PC and Apple Mac Formatted types including 5.2GB double-sided Type-I Backup / Archive transfer to DVD-R. Makes include TDK Sony Verbatim Maxell Imation Philips..

Old Syquest disk transfer to CD DVD

Old Syquest disk that was used in a vintage pc. The owner now required it to be read and files converted for a Windows PC.
Vintage / old Syquest disk transfer to CD DVD

Data Recovery, A variety of Legacy data are stored / archived on old Syquest 5.25 and 3.5 inch Disks. We transfer the files / data to CD. SyQuest Disk Cartridge drives are no longer manufactured and so transferring the data to CDs that can be read by modern Macs and Windows PC is a convenient solution..

9.1GB 8.6GB 5.2GB MO Magneto Optical Drive Disk Transfer to CD DVD

Magneto Optical disk up to 9.1gb capacity being prepared for transfer of data.
Data Recovery 9.1GB 8.6GB 5.2GB MO disk file transfer

Data Recovery, We have the solution to transfer data and files from 9.1GB 8.6GB or 5.2GB Magneto Optical Disks to CD, DVD or Hard Drive. Makes includes disks by Sony, HP, Verbatim, and others. These disks were typically written using Sony IBM, or HP Magneto Optical drives which are no longer manufactured. Disks may be formatted using DOS, Apple Mac OS-9 OS-X OS-8, Windows, FAT as well as other file systems..

Old ZIP disk convert to CD DVD

A CD and Zip Drive shown together ready for transfer of files and data.
Vintage / old ZIP disk convert to CD DVD

Data Recovery, A variety of Legacy data storage / archive files are stored on ZIP disks. File conversion from these zip disks to CD and DVD are undertaken by Apex Data Recovery. Converted ZIP discs include Apple Mac and Linux Zip disks, as well as Solaris and other operating systems..

Mac CD data recovery not mounting on desktop

This CD or DVD had trouble mounting on a Mac. The Mac just showed the spinning beachball when trying to access the disk.
CD DVD Apple Mac disk not mounting desktop file data recovery

Data Recovery, Apple Macs can sometime crash or hang when trying to access a CD or DVD with bad sectors. It will have trouble displaying files and folders on the disk and often leave the spinning ball when trying to mount the disk on the desktop..

Multi-Session CD DVD recovery

The CD and DVD laser attemting to read a multi-session CD or DVD. Sometimes disks that have been created in a multisession will not display all the files and folders on the CD or DVD, and hence needed their files recovering.
Recover file data multi-session CD DVD

Data Recovery, Roxio Direct CD, Nero drag-to-disk are two examples of the Drag-n-drop CD creation software available. Others include CeQuadrat Packet CD , Pinnacle Instant-Write, Prassi, Veritas, Sonic DLA, NTI FileCD, BHA B's CLiP. These aim to treat your CD or DVD like a removable hard drive by allowing you to highlight and drag files to the CD. They record the disks in several stages and are known as multi-session discs. Sometimes previous recordings on the disk disappear and you cannot see the files or folders visible in Windows Explorer. We can recover your data from such CD or DVD disks, and recover data from pre-vious sessions burnt to the CD or DVD..

Mac Word Processor files Apple Floppy recover to Windows PC

Word Processor files being retrieved from Apple Floppy disk.
Recover Apple Mac Word Processor files from floppy to PC

Data Recovery, Macintosh floppy disks were used to store a variety of items, mainly we get requests for recovering word processor files from these Apple disks. We recently recovered a manuscript for an Australian Professor that was written in the early 1990's. After trying everything to recover the files in Australia he finally sent them to us. We were not surprised once the disks arrived that he had such trouble because the disks were not recognised by the apple mac computer. However using data recovery techniques we have successfully restored the word documents to Windows CD..

Superdisk transfer to CD for QA data retention

A SuperDisk requiring file transfer to CD.
Superdisk transfer to CD for Quality Assurance Data Storage

Data Recovery, A large engineering company came across a box containing old Superdisks containing legacy design data on vintage electronic components. The CAD drawings and spreadsheets required transferring to CD or USB memory stick so that the data could be accessed and read. There was a mixture of LS120 and LS240 Super-Disks which were required for data retention as part of the companies BS5750 QA standards. We restored the files to a Windows PC CD..

Superdisk files convert to CD

A Superdisk shown together with a CD. Superdisk conversions are now becoming more popular when saved to USB flash memory.
Convert Superdisk Data Files to CD

Data Recovery, A solution to convert data and files from Superdisk to CD DVD or Hard Disk Drives is available from Apex Technology. This includes disks by Imation, Panasonic, Maxell, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Intel and IBM. The disks were written in a variety of formats including DOS, Linux, Windows PC, Apple Mac OS-9 OSX OS-8, FAT as well as other file systems..

Windows Blue Screen boot up data recovery

The BSOD blue screen of death is shown and occurs in Windows when it crashes and needs data recovering.
Windows BSOD computer not booting up

Data Recovery, A common exception error seen by Windows users is the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD. We have recently seen an influx of SATA hard drives and RAID-0 systems failing to boot u due to this error. We can repair / recover your files and folders from such system crashes..

Mac Tape File Transfer

Transferring a Retrospect backup archive from tapes that were originally written under mac OS9.
Mac Retrospect Tape File Transfer

Data Recovery, Retrospect backup archive tape software was common on PC's and Apple Mac's - particularly OS9. However with the cheapness of hard drives and optical media, many older tape drives are no longer in use or companies find themselves without the expertise to operate them. This is where we can assist by Transferring tapes off these old tapes onto CDD DVD or hard disk drives for use in PC's or Macintosh computers..

File Transfer Mac ClarisWorks files from Floppy Disks

Conversion and Transfer of old clarisworks text and spreadsheet documents and storing files on modern USB or CD.
Transfer ClarisWorks Files from Apple Mac Floppy disks

Data Recovery, The old 400kb and 800kb floppy disks cannot be read in Windows PC floppy drives or recent Mac's. These disk belong to older vintage Macintosh computers. These legacy computers are no longer made. These old floppy disks may contain Claris-Works files, quark, spreadsheets, databases, images, photos, drawings and documents. We have facility to read these mac 3.5 floppy disks (1mb, 720kb, 800kb, 400kb). We perform floppy file transfer to CD which may be read in Windows PC or Apple Macs..

Formac not mounting on desktop - data recovery

Recovery if data from a Formac Firewire drive used on an Apple Mac.
Data recovery Formac partition lost not mounting on desktop

Data Recovery, Formac are well known in the Apple Mac world for producing stylish external firewire usb and e-SATA drives. We sometimes receive calls of either a missing lost partition, the drive remains silent and not spinning up when powered, or that the drive is not mounting on the desktop. Sometimes the drive is not seen in the disk utility. Anyway you can give us a call for Formac data recovery..

Data Transfer from 230MB Sony M.O. Disk

A Sony EDM-230B MO disk that had been used to store photos and now undergoing transfer of data to CD.
Data Transfer 3.5inch Sony M.O. Disk EDM

Data Recovery, One photographer specialised in flowers and fauna images and had an important set of photos stored away on a 90mm 230mb Sony M.O. Disk EDM-230B. These disks were common with Apple Mac owners for multimedia files. We undertook data transfer from Magneto-Optical disk to CD to enable the files to be viewed on his Apple Mac laptop..

Syquest 270mb 3.5 inch disk data transfer to CD

A Syquest 270mb removable cartridge that was sent for conversion from Apple Mac to Windows Computer.
Syquest 3.5 Removable Cartridge file data transfer

Data Recovery, An old pre-press Quark document lingered on stored on an old 270mb Syquest 90mm disk in the Archives of one University Printing Press department. No one thought they would need it until they did, and then they did not have a suitable Syquest 3.5 inch drive to transfer to Syquest to CD. We successfully transferred the Apple Mac data and placed it on a CD for use in Windows PC..

Syquest 200mb Removable Disk download data to CD

A 200mb Syquest disk cartridge having its files downloaded to DVD.
Download Syquest Removable Cartridge to Apple Mac DVD disk

Data Recovery, One Irish personnel agency had a database of clients backed up onto a 200mb Syquest 5.25 Removable disk cartridge. The disk read ok but they had no way of reading it - old Syquest drives have not been made for many years. We downloaded the data to Apple Mac formatted CD so they could use it on their Mac G3, G4 and G5 computers..

88MB Syquest Disk Data Recovery

Data Recovery from an 88mb Syquest Removable Cartridge.
Syquest 88mb Removable Cartridge Data Recovery

Data Recovery, Companies and Universities lock their important data away in Archives that no-one really thinks they will need again. One University Geography and Earth Sciences department suddenly needed ground survey data stored on an old 5.25 inch 130mm Syquest Removable Data Cartridge but had no Syquest drive to read the data. We recovered the files from the Syquest disk and placed them on CD to use in a Windows PC..

Gigamo 90mm MO disk data file transfer

A Gigamo disk in our lab ready for data transfer to USB flash drive.
Gigamo Data Recovery File Transfer to CD DVD

Data Recovery, GIGAMO is a 3.5 inch 90mm magneto-optical (MO) disk with up to 2.3GB of storage capacity. The drives have SCSI interface - something which is less common in work-horse PC's and Macs today, having been taken over by SATA. Disk sizes are 128MB, 230MB, 540MB, 640MB and 1.3GB media, and commonly we are asked to transfer Gigamo files to CD, DVD, USB Flash memory or even another hard disk drive..

Supercalc floppy disk convert to Excel

Supercalc spreadsheets being recovered from 5.25 floppy disk and converted to Microsoft Excel office.
Supercalc convert to Excel file held on DOS floppy disk

Data Recovery, The Supercalc spreadsheet program came in a large box mostly containing manuals of how to use it! Many firms find they need access to the Supercalc spreasheets via Microsoft Excel but often the old files are held on 5.25 floppy disks popular in the DOS era. We have successfully recovered Supercalc files and transferred them to CD for several large engineering firms. The files were converted for use in Excel..

5.25 floppy disk transfer to CD for QA data retention.

Disk Imaging for Data Retention from old floppy disks to meet quality assurance standards.
5.25 floppy disk transfer to CD for Quality Assurance Data Storage

Data Recovery, A large refrigerant system design company had come across some old 5.25 discs and they needed the data transferred from onto either a CD or a memory stick so they could access the archive. There were about 70 disks a mixture of DS-HD and DS-DD 5.25 inch vintage disks which were required for Data Retention Quality Assurance Requirements BS5750. We restored the data to CD to enable access by Windows PC..

Unreadable Legacy 5.25-inch floppy disks Lotus Symphony

Unreadable 5.25inch floppy disks having Lotus Symphony files and data recovered.
Unreadable old DS-DD 5.25-inch floppys with Lotus Symphony

Data Recovery, A member of the Washington Post had a dozen 5.25-inch floppy disks (Double Sided Double Density) which were used in a PC in the 1980s. Some similar disks in the group were readable recently with a 5.25 inch drive. But this dozen were not readable. The computer message suggested they were corrupted or unformatted.However they contained data which was thought to have been deliberately erased, or the disks may be old (they were sitting for about 20 years in a closet.) The discs may contain valuable information for a book project in a series of files written in Lotus Symphony, they were not from an Apple computer. We successfully read the files and moved the data off the floppy discs to CD..

DS-HD Floppy Data Download to CD

Downloading files from 1.2MB DS HD (high density) floppy disk.
1.2MB Floppy DS-HD 5.25 inch file data download to CD

Data Recovery, Archiving data is great as long as you can get access to the archive. A building was to be extended and to save money the old Survey and CAD data stored on 1.2MB Floppy disks was to be re-used. However there was no ready access to a Double Sided High Density floppy disk drive. The disk was sent to us and we downloaded the data to CD for use in modern Windows PC..

Data Recovery merging 2 floppies to make one good file

Combining and merging the data from 2 floppy disks in order to produce one good file. An old software program was resued from 2 identical but faulty disks with bad sectors. The Good sectors from each disk were read ok then merged together to make a complete working copy of the program.
Rebuild File from merge of 2 identical 5.25 Floppy disks to make one good file

Data Recovery, Many archive programs and files are stored on old 5.25 inch floppy disks - a legacy from an earlier computer age. So it was for a Dubai Consultant who needed a palette loading program extracted from a 1.2mb (1.6mb un-formatted) DS-HD floppy disk. We were sent the disk and it was unreadable however we eventually found a Museum in United States who still had a copy but no way of reading it. We found neither disk was entirely readable however using data recovery techniques we merged both files to make one good working file..

Jaz 2GB Disk download to DVD

A 2GB Jaz Disk that was used in an Apple Mac scsi drive, and now ready for downloading the information to a DVD.
2GB Jaz disk file data download to DVD

Data Recovery, In 1998, at the same time as the 250MB ZIP disk, Iomega produced the 2GB JAZ disk and it was produced up to 2002. There are still many in circulation but the access to working ZIP or Jaz drives is diminishing. Many Jaz drives were SCSI interfaced and not readily connectable to modern Mac computers. We often get request to download files from these disks to CD or DVD..

Jaz 1GB Disk data transfer

This 1GB Jaz disk was used in an Apple Mac and sent to us for transferring the data to DVD or USB.
1GB JAZ disk file transfer to DVD

Data Recovery, Iomega's 1GB Jaz disk drive was very popular with design cad graphics and multimedia companies due to (for 1995 at least) its high capacity and performance. We often receive disks from the 90's used by Apple Mac users which we transfer data to DVD for use in modern Macs..

ZIP 750mb disk trouble copying files - data recovery

A Zip 750mb disk which will undergo data recovery to a CD. The 750MB is the largest disk Iomega produced, but was not that popular as CD writers became more popular.
750mb ZIP trouble copying files - data recovery to CD

Data Recovery, It was around 5 years after the ZIP-250mb and 8 years since the first ZIP-100mb drive that Iomega made the ZIP-750mb disk. This faced strong competition from the optical CD storage drives. We recently received a ZIP 750mb disk from Switzerland which was no longer readable by Windows PC. The client had trouble copying the file from the disk, however we successfully recovered the file and burnt it to CD..

Syquest file transfer and data recovery

An 88mb 5.25 inch Syquest Data Cartridge.
File Transfer Data Recovery old Syquest Disks

Data Recovery, Apex is pleased to announce facility to transfer the following Syquest disks/cartridges to CD/DVD/hard drives: SyQuest SyJet up to 1.5GB SQ1500 Disk Cartridge, SyQuest Sparq up to 1.0GB Disk Cartridge, SyQuest EzFlyer EZ135 135MB ,up to EZ230 230MB Disc, Syquest 270MB SQ3270 3.5 inch Removable Disc, Syquest 105MB SQ3105 3.5 inch Removable Cartridge, SyQuest 200MB SQ2000 5.25 inch Disk, SyQuest 88MB SQ800CartridgesSyQuest 44MB, SQ400 5.25 inch Disk Cartridges..

Syquest 270MB 105MB disks data recovery

A syquest 3.5inch 270mb data cartridge sent to us for file transfer.
Syquest 3.5 inch 270mb 105mb disks download files to CD

Data Recovery, SyQuest 3.5 removable cartridges were common with Apple Mac users. The 270mb and 105mb 3.5-inch versions were competitors to Bernoulli (Iomega) 44 MB and Ricoh 50 MB cartridge. The Cartridge drive is SCSI and fairly rare in modern Mac's. We can read the data files from these disks and download the data to CD or DVD or even another hard drive..

Apple Format DVD-RAM cartridge type 2 file recovery

Type 2 DVD-RAM from an Apple Mac with cover opened
Mac DVD-RAM typeII data recovery to DVD

Data Recovery, The Type 2 DVD-RAM cartridge is no longer widely used and the drives not made anymore - having been largely superceded by plain ordinary dvd drives. We have received a number of Apple Mac DVD-RAM typeII cartridges which we have transferred to DVD for use in the customers modern Apple Macs..

DVD-RAM Type II Cartridge transfer to DVD

DVD-RAM 4.7gb cartridge ready for data transfer
DVD-RAM Type 2 Cartridge transfer to DVD

Data Recovery, Popular a number of years ago - the DVD-RAM Type II Cartridge has fallen out of usage and now the drives that accept these cased discs are no longer made. We can transfer the DVD-RAM Type-2 disks to DVD for use in more conventional DVD readers and players..

Magneto-Optical MO disk file recovery to CD or DVD

A Magneto Optical disk made by Philips stored in it's orginal jewel case shortly before having it's archive files recovered.
Philips MO disk data transfer to CD or DVD

Data Recovery, Recently we have assisted a vintage car club in obtaining their old pre-press files that were archived on Philips 5.25 inch 130mm Magneto Optical rewriteable Double Density disks. The disks still read ok - we often find this type of media does store data reliably, it was just they did not have access to an Magneto-Optical drive to extract the data..

Apple Mac-Write floppy disk transfer to Windows PC

MacWrite files being transferred from Apple Mac floppy disk.
Recover mac-write files from floppy to PC

Data Recovery, Vintage Macintosh floppy disks were used to store a variety of items. We recently recovered a book a Professor in Australia was writing in the early 1990's. Apparently he had exhausted all avenues trying to recover the files and we were not surprised once the disks arrived because they were not recognised by the apple mac computer. However using data recovery techniques we have restored the word documents and he was delighted..

500GB Lacie d2 Quadra Hard Drive Data Recovery

A Lacie D2 firewire hard disk being recovered to a USB hard drive.
Data Recovery Lacie d2 Quadra HDD

Lacie, The D2 Quadruple 500GB Lacie Hard Disk connects via eSATA / SATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. It includes a Shortcut Button to start any application and is bundled with EMC Retrospect backup and recovery software for Windows and Apple Mac OS..

Pioneer 16-layer read-only DVD reaches 400gb

Blu Ray disk data recovery
Pioneer read-only DVD data recovery

Pioneer, Pioneer has made a 400GB 16-layer DVD read-only optical disc. Its per-layer capacity is 25GB, equal to Blu-ray Disc (BD). This multilayer technology will also be applicable to multilayer recordable discs..

3ware Sidecar for Apple Mac G5 SATA RAID recovery

Data being recovered from 3Ware SATA Raid Hard Drives.
AMCC 3ware Sidecar SATA RAID Mac rebuild data recovery

AMCC, AMCC Storage has launched the 3ware Sidecar aimed at Apple Power Mac G5 users. It is a SATA II hardware RAID including a 4-port PCI Express to SATA II controller in a 4-bay desktop enclosure..

Apple Mac Data Recovery HFS and HFS+ File Systems

Recovering data from Apple Mac iBook, G3, G4 and G5 computers.
Apple Mac HFS HFS+ data recovery

Data Recovery, Apex Technology are pleased to provide the new facility to recover data for Apple Mac users. Whether you own a Mac G3, G4, G5 or you lost your data on CD DVD USB or Firewire device, we have the equipment to bring your data back. All your hard work for Graphics, Images, Photographs and Multimedia video files need not be lost forever. We recover from HFS and HFS+ file systems and CD's and DVD's formatted in the Apple Mac Superdrive. We can return your data burnt to an Apple Mac formatted DVD+-R..

Visupac 5.2GB MO Disk Data Transfer

MO disks from a Zeiss Visupac PACs DICOM system for migration. The data is being read off the MO disks to USB hard disk or CD, DVD.
Visupac MO disk file transfer recovery

Data Recovery, Apex is please to include data transfer from the Zeiss Visupac 5.25 Magneto Optical Disks to Hard Drive or DVDs. These MO discs are part of a proprietary visual health system. We have transferred such files to DVD or CD for use in Windows PC or Mac systems..

Transfer Retrospect backup from AIT Tape Data Cartridge

A Sony SDX1-35C tape that was used to store Quark and Image files from an Apple Mac. The tape was used with Retrospect to backup data from an Apple Mac running OS9 and OSX and needed the files to be restored to hard drive.
Recovery files from AIT Tape Retrospect backup

Apple Mac AIT Tape Recovery, Last week we received a Sony SDX1-35C tape from a publishing house. They required the Quark and image files transferring from it. The software used to write files to the tape was unknown but we managed to identify the tape as a Retrospect os9/osx backup set. So call or email us if you need to read an AIT tape to hard drive, even if you don't know the original software we can usually identify it..

Ditto Tape conversion transfer and file extraction

A Ditto Max tape cartridge made by Iomega, including Flash-File logo. Later these tapes were made by Tecmar, but we can recover the files from them. We can also re-attached the tapes when they have become de-spooled from the reel.
Ditto Tape conversion transfer and file extraction

Ditto and Ditto Max data recovery, We are pleased to be able to offer transfer or conversions from all variations of Ditto and Ditto Max tape cartridges. The service includes cases for re-spooling tapes when the tape has become detached from the drive wheel or hub. This is particularly prevalent in the QIC travan versions of Ditto data cartridges. Our facilities can extract files from ditto tapes by Iomega, Tecmar and Sony. The types include QIC, Travan and Ditto Max Professional. So call or email us for a quote. Timescale is usually 1-2 days turnaround..

Convert Unix tape to CD

A Unix tape that was made by 3M, model DC6150. This QIC-150 cartridge held CAD drawings that needed to be extracted and saved to a CD.
Unix tape convert to CD or DVD

Data Recovery, A soil reinforcement specialist company had ground survey data and CAD drawings stored on UNIX DC-6150 QIC-150 6"inch Tape. They no longer had a Unix computer system or QIC tape player to extract the data. The request was for the files to be accessible by Windows PC. We converted the tape data to CD...

QIC Tape Lost or Forgotten Password Data Recovery

A QIC-80 tape cartridge with it's outer case removed exposing the tape reel mechanisms. These small tapes were  often used in HP Colorado Backup, Windows 95, 98 backups, Seagate and Backpack we have been able to recover the files even when the password was forgotten or the drive belt snapped.
QIC Tape Cartridge Data Recovery - Forgotten Password

Data Recovery, We can now recover from the QIC-80 tape cartridge such as 3M DC-2120 Verbatim, Sony QD-2120 or Dysan DY-2120 with lost forgotten passwords or drive belt snapped. Such tapes were often used on Windows (possibly NT 4 or Windows 95 / 98), the software that wrote the data to the QIC80 tape may be HP Colorado, BackPack by Micro Solutions and many others. In many cases the customer does not know the software, however we are usually able to get the data so call or email us now for a quick quote and fast solution..

Restore Retrospect Apple Mac backup / archive tapes

A set of DLT backup tapes that had been used with Retrospect backup software on an Apple Mac computer. We also recover Retrospect tapes like 4mm DAT, and AIT.
Extract files from Apple Mac Retrospect backup tapes

Tape data transfer, Retrospect Backup was used mainly on apple mac computers to archive files on mainly DLT, 4mm DAT & AIT tapes. We can restore the files from Retrospect tapes used on Mac OS9 and OSX. Popular tapes sizes for OS9 were AIT-1, DAT DDS1 DLT4. Email or call us now for a fixed price and fast turnaround to extract the files from your Retrospect tape to say hard drive or CD/DVD..

AIX CPIO tape file transfer to CD

A DC6150 tape used in AIX Unix system undergoing file transfer. The tape needed files restoring via CPIO backup program.
IBM 6150 AIX cpio backup tape files to CD

Data Transfer, AIX (and similar Unix systems) sometimes used CPIO to backup files to tape data cartridges. The other day we received IBM 6150 Tape Data Cartridges from 1994.Similar tapes are made by Graham Magnetics (Epoch DC), 3M & Verbatim DC 6150. The client no longer had the tape drive unit to read the cassette anymore so we transferred the tapes to CD for use on their Apple Mac computer..

Colorado Tape copy files to CD

An HP Colorado backup tape that was used in Tracker Jumbo and Surestor cassette drives. These were re-badged QIC Mini-Cartridge with capacity 250mb and 680mb and can be read to USB, CD, DVD or hard drive.
HP Colorado Tape Cassettes copy files

Data Copying File Transfer, The HP Colorado software was used to backup data and files to tapes - typically QIC MiniCartridges 250MB & 680MB but there was also a range of Trakker Jumbo & Surestor cassettes. We can recover the files from these QIC and Travan cartridges and transfer them to CD for reading on modern Mac or Windows PCs..

Audio DAT Tape Convert to Wav files

A Maxell Audio DAT cassette with music recordings that needed to be converted to CD or USB drive.
Transfer Audio DAT to CD

Data Transfer, Audio DAT is a recording and playback tape introduced by Sony in the late 1980's and used by Music and Radio stations. Tapes are often 60 or 90 minutes in length and recorded to a 4 mm magnetic tape contained in a casstte cartridge. We can transfer the audio data to wav files for further processing on computers or playback on CD..

LTO Ultrium Tape Transfer

An LTO Ultrium tape drive front face in black used to read LTO1, LTO2 and LTO3 data cartridges and save files to a hard drive.
LTO Ultrium Tape Data Recovery

Data Transfer, We can now service LTO Ultium Tapes for data recovery and file transfer to other tapes or to hard drives. The service includes LTO1 LTO2 LTO3 LTO-1 LTO-2 LTO-3 data cartridges..

AIX and SunSparcstation Tape file recovery transfer

An old 5.25 inch tape cartridge by Verbatim shown against a blue background. This tape was used in Sun Sparc stations and AIX computers. We can dump and restore tar archives from the tpaes to USB, hard drive, CD, or DVD.
File Recovery from AIX and Sun Sparcstation tapes

File Data Transfer, Many old files and data are stored on old AIX and Sun Sparc-Station tapes eg the old 5.25 inch DC6160 tapes. We can read and recover the files from these tapes created by tar, dump and restore them to a CD, DVD or hard drisk drive..

Apple Mac OS9 Retrospect Tape Data Transfer

Retrospect tapes being restored to disks.
OS9 Retrospect Apple Mac Tape Transfer files

Data Transfer, Retrospect backup tape archiving software has been made by Dantz and EMC. With the lowering of hard drive prices smaller users have given up their tape back-up drives. We accept many tape data cartridges using the older Mac OS9 Retrospect tapes which requires the data transferred to hard disk drives or DVD..

Restore Archive Tape Backup files

A tape with the top cover removed and showing the reels. We can restore or dump files from tapes and save them to USB, or hard disk.
Restore Backup Tape Archive files and data

Data Recovery, We can restore files from tapes written under Windows 95 98 98se NT 2000 XP UNIX LINUX SOLARIS Apple Mac Macintosh OSX OS9. Data Cassettes are often archived using .

AIT Data Cartridge Tape File Transfer

An AIT tape drive used to transfer data files back to hard drives or USB disks. This particular drive is made by Sony and accepts AIT Turbo, AIT-E, AIT1 AIT2 and AIT3 cartridges.
AIT Computer Tape file data conversion

Data Transfer, Apex can transfer or convert your file data from 8mm AME Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) to say CD DVD or hard drive for use on say network storage devices or computers. Such tapes were supplied by Sony, Maxell, Compaq Storageworks, & HP. These include AIT Turbo, AIT-E Turbo, AIT-1 Turbo, AIT-1, AIT-2 Turbo, AIT-3 variants..

Arkeia DAT tape file data recovery

A DAT tape which was used in a HP Proliant server running Ubuntu Linux Arkeia backup software, and needed files retrieved to USB hard drive.
Arkeia Backup DAT tape recover files & data

Data Recovery, Arkeia Network backup software is used on a variety of Unix Linux and Windows Systems. We recently received backup Arkeia tapes to retrieve files from. The HP Proliant server which was running Ubuntu Linux with Arkeia Backup tape facility had crashed / failed. We recovered data from the DAT72 tapes to DVD which could be read in a Windows PC..

HP Colorado Trakker Jumbo data transfer

A QIC minicartridge travan tape used in conjunction with HP Colorado Backup software to save files that now need to be read and saved to USB disk.
File Transfer HP Colorado Jumbo Trakker tape to CD DVD

Data Recovery, HP Colorado Trakker and Jumbo computer tapes used a variety of QIC Minicartridge & Travan tape cartridges usually pre-formatted for the tape drives. HP Colorado Backup software was used to provide data compression. We can transfer data and files from the tapes to CD DVD or hard drives depending on quantity of data stored/archived on the medium..

Sun Solaris Exabyte Mammoth Tape data recovery

A Dysan Exabyte Mammoth 8mm tape used on a Sun Solaris. The software used to back data up to the tape was unknown but we managed to read the low level data to work out it was saved using ufs-dump facility. So we used ufs-restore to extract the files to USB hard drive and DVD.
Mammoth Exabyte Sun Solaris ufsdump tape data recovery to DVD

Data Recovery, Exabyte Mammoth 8mm tapes were around from 1987. A client had such a 2.3GB Dysan Exabyte tape written with ufsdump under Sun Solaris Operating System (OS). Not having a Solaris system, Exabyte tape drive or anyone who knew how to operate such devices the data remained locked in this archive format. We undertook data recovery of the tape to DVD which could be read by Windows PC..

UNIX QIC Travan tape data transfer to CD

A QIC travan tape used in a Unix system to operate CNC machine.. The files were stored using tar so we restored them to a CD and made the files readable on a Windows PC.
QIC Travan 150mb tape Unix data transfer to CD

Data Recovery, The QIC cartridge tape was introduced in 1972 and 3M Imation are still the keeper of the QIC standard. An engineering company had CNC machine data stored via Unix system to QIC tapes using TAR program but now found themselves without a UNIX system, tape drive and someone to operate it all!. The QIC tapes data transfer to CD was undertaken to make the files accessible under a Windows PC..

Quantum DLT Tape File Transfer to DVD

A series of DLT tapes shown lined up in a row. The tapes were used with Retrospect on an old Apple Mac under OS9 software. They had their data read and transferred to DVD and USB hard disk.
DLT tape Retrospect backup transfer files to DVD

Data Recovery, DLT tapes were introduced in 1989 around the time of DAT tape. The design of the tape drive was such to minimize wear on the tape and they have provided a reliable removable storage media. We recently had a set of tapes produced on Apple Mac OS9 using Retrospect backup Software. The customer had neither the experience, drive or software to recover the tapes. We have successfully recovered the tape files and transferred tape data to DVD.

Design CAD data DAT Tape download to DVD

A DAT tape shown at an angle to the camera. The original computer system or software was unknown but it held some vital CAD drawings that needed to be downloaded to USB.
DAT Tape AutoCAD files download to DVD

Data Recovery, DDS DAT storage tape was derived from audio digital tape standard around 1989 by Sony and HP. A CAD design company near Leeds found it had to do modifications on an old CAD files steelwork design drawings archived on DAT tape which they did not know the computer or software used to store the data. We successfully recovered the files and downloaded them from tape to DVD for reading by Windows PC..

DC-6150 QIC-150 6

A DC6150 Tape by 3M shown with it's cassette cartridge cover. This tape was used in a Unix/Linux computer system to back files up but the client no longer had the reader to extract the data, but needed it saving to a Windows PC USB.
Convert Unix DC-6150 QIC Tape to CD

Data Recovery, A soil reinforcement and ground stabilisation specialist had survey data stored on UNIX / Linux DC-6150 QIC-150 6"inch Tape. They no longer had a Unix system or tape reader to extract the data. We converted the tape files to CD to be read in a Windows PC..

Computer Tape to CD conversion / extract files /legacy data transfer

A general image of a tape transfer to CD or DVD disks.
Data File Transfer Conversion from tape to CD

Data Recovery, We now have a variety of tape file data transfer to more modern media such as CD or DVD or another hard drive. These include SLR DLT QIC Travan DAT HP Surestor Colorado and Iomega Travan tapes. Tape systems from Apple Mac, Linux, Solaris, Windows PC and conversions are undertaken..

Disk Transfer and Conversions

Disk Transfer and Conversions problems that we recover data from are listed below.
Disk Conversion Transfer File Recovery Repair Read Files Data.
Reviews of our file and data transfer from disks and tapes. We can also extract files from optical disks with unknown filesystems and disks that appear to be blank or empty..