News & Events


Keep up-to-date and current by staying tuned to our news and events for upcoming training dates, product information, and new white paper releases.


Latest Events


January 12, 2016: DeepSpar at CES 2016.

We spent the last week exhibiting at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. We showed our Award Winning RapidSpar data recovery device to members of the press and hundreds of IT service providers. Mark Hachman from PC World stopped by and here is his first impression: "Behind the scenes, the RapidSpar connects to the cloud. All of the diagnostic information that the device collects from your drive is sent upstream, where DeepSpar's analytic software tries to diagnose the issue and come up with a solution."

Watch full video here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3019924/ces/deepspars-rapidspar-is-a-pro-tool-to-recover-ssds-hdds-with-data-loss.html

RapidSpar is available to order here: http://portal.rapidspar.com/buy/

For media inquiries please visit this page: http://rapidspar.com/media.html

October 29, 2015: RapidSpar brings expert data recovery capabilities to general IT users.

A new, standalone device from DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems is making it easy for general IT service providers to retrieve data from malfunctioning hard disks and solid state drives (SSDs).

While traditional data recovery equipment requires extensive specialization, RapidSpar was built to help any IT technician retrieve data from hard disk drives (HDDs) and SSDs that are not responding correctly - or at all.

RapidSpar's self-learning, cloud-based engine - RapidNebula - serves as a kind of "virtual data recovery expert", collecting metrics from affected drives and sending them to the cloud for comparison with cases previously solved by RapidSpar units around the world. The solution uses the patterns or similarities it identifies to diagnose problems and map out a course of corrective action. Its aim is to automatically recover common cases that do not require physical intervention in a class 100 clean air environment.

"A storage device that's not responding correctly can cause systems to freeze, controllers to drop devices, and endless loops of failed communication attempts, all of which can trap valuable user data inside a damaged storage device," says Serge Shirobokov, Sales Director for DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems. "Usually it takes a technician with expensive equipment, hundreds of practical case hours and knowledge of proprietary HDD/SSD designs to solve these types of problems. RapidSpar makes it possible for any IT person to rescue locked-up data."

The groupsourced "expertise" of RapidNebula speeds up the identification of common problems. While traditional data recovery equipment can take months to be updated to recognize emerging problems, RapidSpar's cloud nature absorbs new information constantly.

RapidSpar handles the full range of data recovery issues including physical storage degradation, firmware corruption and logical corruption. As a standalone device with a compact form factor, built-in SSD and a touchscreen display, RapidSpar is highly portable and designed for ease of use.

Learn more at www.rapidspar.com.

September 4, 2013: A better way to find donor hard drives - www.MyDonorDrives.com

To help deal with the increased demand for donor hard drives in the data recovery industry we are launching a new marketplace where companies can buy and sell donor parts to one another.

Buyers can quickly search through the inventory of many trusted companies using multiple compatibility parameters to find the perfect donor drive for their needs. Buyer registration and usage of this database is free. Please contact us for information on how to become a trusted seller.

In addition to basic drive label information, here you may find important vendor specific details such as headmaps, microjogs, and firmware overlay versions.

More information.

August 1, 2013: DeepSpar SAS Imager now available!

As the number one provider of professional data recovery imaging solutions for the data recovery industry, DeepSpar once again proved its market-leading position by releasing the first dedicated SAS hardware imager on the market.

All of the functionality of the DeepSpar Disk Imager 4 is included in this device, but for SAS drives instead of SATA/IDE – read sector timeout, device resets, multiple passes with sector map, drive repower, custom imaging algorithms, and extra SAS-specific features.

More information on DeepSpar SAS Imager.

February 21, 2013: DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems and R-Tools Technology Inc. announced today the technology integration of DeepSpar Disk Imager and R-Studio Technician products.

DeepSpar Disk Imager is recognized as the best professional data recovery device built for effective handling of severe hard drive read instabilities. R-Studio Technician is the top-of-the-line offering of the industry-leading dta recovery software provider, R-Tools Technology Inc. This integration combines the powerful logical recovery capabilities of R-Studio with the best-in-class hard drive instability handling of the DeepSpar Disk Imager hardware.

The result is the user-friendly environment of R-Studio using its advanced algorithms to go after your files with the powerful DeepSpar Disk Imager hardware working to handle drive instabilities on-the-fly underneath it all.

Here are a few expansions to the functionality of DeepSpar Disk Imager based on its integration with R-Studio Technician:

  • Wider range of supported file systems and their different variants
  • File based imaging of RAID arrays
  • Extensive raw file recovery capabilities
  • Extended reporting functionality
  • and more . . .

We hope our customers take advantage of this integration to recover more data, save time, and streamline data recovery processes.

More information.

October 17, 2012: ATA Extender Add-on for DeepSpar Disk Imager 4 has been released.

This add-on provides additional ATA channels which can be used with the DeepSpar Disk Imager 4 to connect extra destination hard drives. Up to three images of one source drive can now be created simultaneously.

ATA Extender Add-on page.

September 28, 2012: DeepSpar Disk Imager 4 is now available in a standalone portable format!

All the features of the DeepSpar Disk Imager 4 and more are now available in a pre-built mini PC providing the portability required for onsite recoveries.

More information.

August 12, 2012: Training sessions scheduled.

We will be holding our introductory and advanced training courses at our facilities in Ottawa, Canada on September 24th-28th, 2012. Participants will learn to professionally utilize theoretical and practical approaches to hard drive data recovery.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.

May 18, 2012: Forensics Add-on for the DeepSpar Disk Imager is now available.

We have finally finished development of the Forensics Add-on for the DeepSpar Disk Imager 4. Forensics professionals can now use this Add-on to unlock password protected drives and to generate file reports to accurately determine the integrity status of specific evidence files.

Find out more about the Forensics Add-on.

February 9, 2012: Training dates are now final.

We have finalized the dates of our training classes to be April 9th-13th, 2012. We are now accepting reservations.

January 18, 2012: Technical support changes for the PC-3000 product line.

Beginning January 2012, ACE Laboratory, Russia, exclusively provides complete Technical Support for the entire PC-3000 line of products. Click here for more information.

January 1, 2012: DeepSpar Disk Imager 4 has been released!

The hardware platform for the DeepSpar Disk Imager has been entirely upgraded to a much faster and more robust PCIe solution.

The new release includes:

  • All-in-one PCIe device for data recovery imaging and file system recovery.
  • Support of SATA native functions for drive diagnostics and imaging, such as PHY Control.
  • Imaging speed of up to 100MB/s.
  • Support of drives over 2TB.
  • Support of drives with Long Physical Sectors.
  • Support of NTFS, FAT32, HFS/HFS+ and Ext2/3/4 file systems via the DeepSpar Recovery Environment.

Find out more about the DeepSpar Disk Imager 4.

April 29, 2011: Low risk turn-key solution for data recovery start-ups, DeepSpar Start-Up Package™, is now available.

Today, DeepSpar announced that DeepSpar Start-Up Package, a low risk quick start for companies that want to provide data recovery services, is available. DeepSpar Start-Up Package is a turn-key solution that covers all the key areas of starting to provide professional DR services – business advice, technology, methodology, training, business systems, and case-level support.

With DeepSpar Start-Up Package, you can:

  • Minimize your initial investment with subscription plans.
  • Acquire tools, processes, and systems that were previously unavailable to data recovery start-ups because they were either too expensive or too complex.
  • Leverage out-of-the box professional processes, documents, templates, and tools for client communication that big companies use.
  • Connect with the DeepSpar technical team to get on-demand case-level support to demonstrate success with difficult cases.

Find out more about DeepSpar Start-Up Package (Discontinued.)


April 15th, 2011: Training Courses in Ottawa are completed

Once again we've had attendees flying in from all over the world to attend our data recovery training courses. We used this opportunity to briefly showcase our new offering - DeepSpar Operations Server - which produced a very positive response.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.


April 7, 2011: New professional data recovery tool, DeepSpar Operations Server™ is now available.

Today, DeepSpar announced that DeepSpar Operations Server, a virtual communication management system for data recovery companies, is available. DeepSpar Operations Server automates and professionalizes data recovery business processes and client communications.

In brief, DeepSpar Operations Server is a web-based HTTP/SQL server that provides the ability to manage/track the entire operations process for each order – e .g. receive a recovery request from the client with selected file types to recover, generate a quote by a sales person, allow the client to browse/select files for recovery and view a probability of recovery for each file, download recovered files, and more. All of this can be done online using any Internet browser.

With DeepSpar Operations Server, you can:

  • Implement professional business processes, workflows, and documents out of the box
  • Instantly create branded notifications, e-mails, templates, and online user forms
  • Impress your customers with professional customer communication and case management

DeepSpar Operations Server is available in four editions – Technician Edition, Business Edition, Custom Edition, and a single feature edition, DeepSpar Operations Server HTTP File Brower.

Find out more about DeepSpar Operations Server.


October 19, 2010: Network Add-on to the DeepSpar Disk Imager is now available.

A new add-on is now available which allows accessing the DeepSpar Disk Imager and retrieving data over a Local Area Network.

Find out more about this upgrade.


October 4th to 8th, 2010: Training Courses in Ottawa are complete

We've gathered a full class of attendees from Canada, USA, United Kingdom, and Denmark. Some individuals who we could not be fit into this session had to be moved to our next class, so we would like to remind everyone to register for the classes early if you are planing to attend.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.


April 26th to 30th, 2010: The next Training Session in Ottawa

Dates for the next Training Session held in a conference facility in Ottawa, Canada are set as follows:

PDR Training I: Introduction to the 3D Data Recovery Phases and the PDR Toolset™ - April 26, 2010

PDR Training II: Advanced PDR Toolset™ and PDR Methodology™ Training - April 27-29, 2010

PDR Training III: Hands-on Recovery Course - April 30, 2010.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.


February 1st, 2010: DeepSpar Disk Imager 3: Available NOW!

We’ve just released DeepSpar Disk Imager 3, and this latest version brings you many improvements. A major advantage is the ability to image specific directories and files on NTFS partitions. You can now specify what type of files and/or filename masks you want to target and the Imager only processes sectors that belong to those files while skipping all other areas.

We call this new functionality Imaging Files By MFT Mask. This file imaging method has several advantages (compared to Imaging By File Browsing implemented by other tools): it is much faster and has a lower risk of drive failure. Imaging by MFT Mask uses a drive linear imaging sequence rather than a sequence defined by the file system allocation information. As a result, the heads do not jump back and forth all the time while imaging each file, but instead go from LBA 0 to Maximum LBA and image only fragments of selected data.

This version of DeepSpar Disk Imager is more visual, interactive and configurable than any DeepSpar product to date and provides dramatically more control than the typical disk imaging tools out there. We are confident it will help you get more data for your clients, faster.

Contact us to learn more.


July 28, 2009: Current monitoring upgrade to the DeepSpar Disk Imager is now available.

We have developed a hardware upgrade option for the DeepSpar Disk Imager (DDI) with the ability to show Current Monitoring Graphs which measure drive consumption curves for 5V & 12V circuitries. This function is very helpful in diagnosing electronic and mechanical issues, especially for drives that do not spin up.

Find out more about this upgrade.


September 22nd to 24th, 2009: The next Advanced Training Class in Ottawa

Dates for the next Advanced Training Class held in a conference facility in

Ottawa, Canada are set as follows: September 22nd to 24th, 2009.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.


February 10th, 2009: A major upgrade for the DeepSpar Disk Imager: Data Recovery Edition is now available.

DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems has released version 2.0 of the DeepSpar Disk Imager, which gives the unit the ability to select particular heads when imaging drives. This functionality is currently supported for drives of the following vendors: Fujitsu, Hitachi Native (DK23), IBM-Hitachi, Maxtor, Seagate, Toshiba, Quantum, and Western Digital.

The update is available for free for all current users of the product through their respective FTP accounts.


April 22nd to 24th, 2009: The next Advanced Training Class in Ottawa

Dates for the next Advanced Training Class held in a conference facility in

Ottawa, Canada are set as follows: April 22nd to 24th, 2009.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.


The September Advanced Training Class was a major success!

DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems has completed yet another advanced training session with strong positive feedback from the attendees. All students have received extensive knowledge of general and family specific hard drive design along with the ability to diagnose and solve a host of common hard drive issues, providing their companies with a competitive advantage in the field of data recovery. We have also showcased the upcoming PC-3000 Flash and DeepSpar Drive Tester products.

Our next Advanced Training Session will take place sometime in the spring of 2009. Reserve your seats early if you are planning to attend, as we had to turn some people away this time around due to maximum class size restrictions.


September 24th to 26th, 2008: The next Advanced Training Class in Ottawa

Dates for the next Advanced Training Class held in a conference facility in Ottawa, Canada are set as follows: September 24th to 26th, 2008.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.


June 1st to 4th, 2008: DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems was sponsoring and exhibiting at the Techno Security Conference 2008 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

At this year's show, we were demonstrating new products, PC-3000 Portable and DeepSpar Drive Tester, that will be released later this year. Please contact us for more details about functionality of these products.

Visit the Techno Security Conference website here.


March 11th, 2008: A white paper - Data Loss and Hard Drive Failure: Understanding the Causes and Costs.

This white paper, commisioned by DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems, analyzes the various causes of data loss, estimates the costs of each incident and suggests several strategies for responding to a hard drive failure.

Data Loss and Hard Drive Failure: Understanding the Causes and Costs.


December 14th, 2007: DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems releases Forensic Edition of DeepSpar Disk Imager

Today, DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems announced the availability of DeepSpar Disk Imager Forensic Edition, the first dedicated disk imaging device developed specifically to meet the needs of the forensic data recovery industry. We are currently taking preorders for the first production run to be executed end of January 2008.

Find out more about DeepSpar Disk Imager Forensic Edition.


October 24th to 26th, 2007: Advanced Training Class in Ottawa

DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems successfully completed another Advanced HDD Data Recovery Training class. We were teaching an enhanced functionality of the PC-3000 UDMA and recovery procedures for hard drives of various manufacturers. This class had a number of attendees from professional DR companies and government agencies from Australia, Canada, Korea, the UK and the USA.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.


June 7, 2007: The 2007 Techno Security show is over and was a great success.

DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems was sponsoring and exhibiting at the Techno Security Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

While at the show, we were called upon to perform three emergency hard drive recoveries. The first was for the Marriott Hotel’s IT department who had a hard drive failure. A quick firmware adjustment was made in PC-3000 and the drive was then imaged on the DeepSpar Disk Imager; and they had their data back. The second was a laptop drive belonging to one of our fellow vendors at the show. His laptop had become unstable due likely to minute mechanical wear. This caused the drive to fail entirely. With the DeepSpar Disk Imager, we were able to work through the unstable areas and bad sectors to create an image of the drive. We then used Data Extractor to repair the file structure that had become corrupted when the drive failed. We then transferred all the critical files to the vendor’s laptop (with a new hard drive installed) and he was back up and running again. Our third recovery at the show involved a password protected laptop drive. With the new password utilities of PC-3000 UDMA, we were able to unlock the drive to give the person full access to the data.

Doing the live recoveries gave us a great opportunity to demonstrate first hand how DeepSpar’s data recovery solutions were able to work successfully on real world cases. Our thanks go out to the show organizers and everyone that came to see us.


May 17, 2007: We are now accepting orders for the new PC-3000 UDMA version.

To keep pace with new technologies coming from hard drive manufacturers, a new hardware PCI card and software version of PC-3000 has been developed. This new version now works in UDMA modes for improved speed and efficiency. Additionally, the new PC-3000 UDMA will support a large variety of new drives as well as all of the drives supported by the existing PC-3000 PCI version and the majority of drives supported by the previous PC-3000 ISA version.


May 08, 2007: DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems is giving away a free DeepSpar Disk Imager.

As part of our ongoing efforts to bring the best data recovery technology to the industry, DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems is asking all data recovery professionals to fill out our data recovery survey. In appreciation for your time and help, we will be holding a draw this summer for a free DeepSpar Disk Imager. Participants are asked to submit a valid company URL and e-mail address and answer questions regarding their experience with different percentages of data recovery issues.

This contest is open to all data recovery professionals from around the world. All URLs and e-mail addresses submitted will be validated. The winner of the contest will be randomly drawn from the pool of valid entries.


March 18, 2007: DeepSpar is the featured interview on the CyberSpeak forensics podcast.

We talk about what you need to know about data recovery, our professional data recovery process, PC-3000, and the DeepSpar Disk Imager. Our thanks go out to Bret and Ovie for having us on the show.

CyberSpeak is a weekly podcast with listeners around the world. Their primary focus is Computer Forensics, Network Security, and Computer Crime.

Listen our interview at: http://cyberspeak.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=193897


June 3rd to 6th, 2007: DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Techno Security Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

At this year's show, we will be holding a free draw for one DeepSpar Disk Imager. The draw is open to anyone that comes to see us at our booth. If you would like to attend the show, please contact us as soon as possible and we can arrange for your free VIP passes.


March 21st to 23rd, 2007: Advanced Training Class in Ottawa

Another successful training class completed. This class had attendees from Canada, the US, and Europe. This class in particular had a number of attendees from various national and international government agencies. Through this class, they were able to meet and form new cooperative working relationships.

Find out more about DeepSpar Training Services.


November 6, 2006: DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems releases the DeepSpar Disk Imager

Today, DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems announced the availability of DeepSpar Disk Imager, the first dedicated disk imaging device developed specifically to meet the needs of the data recovery industry.

Find out more about DeepSpar Disk Imager.


November 6, 2006: ACE Data Recovery Engineering becomes DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems

Andrei Shirobokov, the president of ACE Data Recovery Engineering, proudly announced the launch of the company's new brand: DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems. As Shirobokov says: "This move is meant as a signal to the data recovery and data forensics industries that we are serious about meeting their needs. DeepSpar is about giving our customers more of what we've always given them: more depth, more power, and more data."

Neither the company's core business nor its widely praised deep customer service ethic will be affected by the move.

Find out more about DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems.


November 6th to 8th, 2006: DeepSpar appears at TechnoForensics 2006

DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems is a major sponsor of and is exhibiting and speaking at the 2006 Techno Forensics Conference being held at the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland and sponsored by the Institute of Computer Forensics Professionals (ICFP). We are demonstrating how our technologies and the data recovery industry enhance the field of forensics and digital evidence investigation.

June 3rd to 6th, 2007: DeepSpar will appear at TechnoSecurity 2007

DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems is a major sponsor of and will be exhibiting and speaking at the 2007 Techno Security Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In its 9th year, this conference has become known as a world class training and networking event and has had attendees register from 40 different countries. DeepSpar will be demonstrating our data recovery and forensic products and technologies and representing the data recovery industry.


September 27th to 29th, 2006: Advanced Training Class in Ottawa

The Advanced Training Class is now complete. This course saw multiple attendees from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. During the three full days of training, students were exposed to hard disk drive theory and specifics of working with PC-3000 and hard drives of different manufacturers. Thank you to all who attended! Stay tuned to our website for more news about our next Advanced Course.


July 10th, 2006: Updates for PC-3000 PCI and PC-3000 SCSI

New updates for PC-3000 PCI and PC-3000 SCSI are now available for our customers to download from the FTP Server. The PCI update release includes updates to the Western Digital utilities for drives based on the Marvel chipset as well as new loader functionality for Maxtor Grizzly and Sabre drives. Additionally, there are new models of Hitachi and Seagate drives that are now supported. The PC-3000 SCSI update now includes support for Maxtor and Quantum SCSI drives.


June 5th to 7th, 2006: Advanced Training Class in Marbella, Spain

The Advanced Training Class held in Marbella, Spain on the 5th, 6th, and 7th is complete. This session saw participants from countries such as Japan, the U.K, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Australia, India, Canada, Russia, and the U.S. Once again, this class was filled with data recovery professionals from all sectors of our industry.


May 11th, 2006: B-version of the DeepSpar Disk Imager was released

The DeepSpar Disk Imager was released to a few selected data recovery professionals for initial Beta-testing. A few minor issues were initially identified and immediately updated. The reaction of the Beta-testers has been immensely positive and a larger, second Beta-testing phase has been planned for the near future.

Find out more about DeepSpar Disk Imager.


March 28th to 30th, 2006: Advanced Training Class in Ottawa

The Advanced Training class held in Ottawa was our most successful to date. In attendance were data recovery professionals from Canada, The United States, The Netherlands, and South Africa. This group represented individuals from multiple industry sectors including police agencies, a justice department, a government forensics department, and many data recovery companies. Additionally, the DeepSpar Disk Imager prototype was firstly publicly demonstrated. The initial reaction was excellent and many companies asked to be included in the beta testing process and the first production run scheduled for later this year.