CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc.

CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc.

May 08, 2008 11:18 ET

CBL Data Recovery Offers Advice to New Brunswickers With Flood-Damaged Computers and Digital Cameras

Don't assume files on your computer are lost

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - As the waters of the St. John River recede, CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc. offers advice to individuals who discover flood-damaged computers and digital cameras when they return home or back to work:

- Do not assume that the files on your computer or memory card are lost;

- Do not attempt to use or turn on flood-damaged devices;

- Do not open water-damaged media;

- Do not expose water-damaged media to heat to dry it;

- Do not attempt to clean the media;

- Do not place water-logged media in a freezer, and

- Do not agitate the hardware in an attempt to rid it of water.

"When individuals and business owners assess the damage caused by flooding, they should know that data on their computers can be very resilient," states Bill Margeson, president of CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc. "Files on flood-damaged laptops, PCs, and servers can be recovered. Even priceless photographs on memory cards can be rescued."

To facilitate the successful recovery of priceless data, CBL counsels individuals to:

- Remove the damaged hard drive from the computer or memory card from their camera;

- Place media in an air-tight plastic bag to prevent it from drying;

- Pack media in a box twice its size using foam, bubble wrap or anti-shock material to prevent movement;

- Send one drive per box, and

- Ship to a reputable data recovery firm overnight.

Margeson advises, "Business owners should review their insurance policies as the cost of data recovery may be included or covered under a business interruption clause."

New Brunswickers can contact CBL for assistance or listen to the recorded advice at 1-800-551-3917, extension 4NB (462)

About CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc. (www.cbltech.ca)

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Markham, Ontario, CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc. is Canada's leading independent provider of data recovery services and software. CBL employs proprietary techniques to recover data quickly and effectively from a wide array of affected media including hard drives, tapes, and other magnetic, optical and removable media. CBL offers services worldwide through its global network of data recovery laboratories, customer service centers, and authorized partners.

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