During the recovery process, data recovery engineers open each storage device to inspect for physical damage and repair delicate components. Tiny airborne particles can accumulate on the open hard disk drive platters, causing read-write heads to malfunction and damage the platter surfaces. When this happens, valuable data could be lost forever.
To protect drives and data from contaminants, DriveSavers performs all data recoveries in a Certified ISO Class 5 Cleanroom environment.
The most technologically-advanced data recovery Cleanroom environment in the industry, it features Certified ISO Class 5 (Class 100), ISO 6 (Class 1,000) and ISO 7 (Class 10,000) Cleanroom areas, an ISO 8 (Class 100,000) clean zone for our inventory of 20,000 parts and drives and a triage area where the exterior of all devices are wiped free of contaminants and debris prior to entering the Cleanroom.
The various Cleanroom areas allow DriveSavers to open sealed drive mechanisms in accordance with all leading hardware and storage device manufacturers’ specifications without voiding the original warranty.
- Conforms to Federal Cleanroom Standards: Includes ISO14644-1:1999E, IEST-RP-CC-012.1 and Federal 209 E.
- Class 1-compatible construction materials: The Cleanroom is made of non-shedding, corrosive resistant and low outgassing materials to minimize the introduction of AMC (airborne molecular contamination) into the room.
- Full-coverage ionizing blowers above workstations: Ensure control of ESD (electrostatic discharge) in all critical areas of the Cleanroom.
- Strict air contamination control: Filtered air space contains less than 100 particles per cubic foot at 0.5 microns or larger. (A non-controlled environment can have as many as 1 million particles of this size.)