DriveSaver - Data Recovery 4+

Hard Drive Simulator

DriveSavers, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.6 • 426 Ratings
    • Free


DriveSaver® is the first and only hard drive simulator for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Created by DriveSavers Data Recovery, it’s a virtual world that gives you a realistic sense of the disastrous feelings, sights, and sounds of data storage device failure. Anyone who ever wanted to see inside a hard drive or learn why drives fail must try it!

The most popular feature of the application is “Crash a Hard Drive,” a simulation of real-world drive failures that users experience daily. Watch a head crash score the platters and turn the data into dust, and, in the new version 1.1 update, see a Solid State Drive (SSD) circuit board go up in smoke chip-by-chip​. DriveSaver® enables users to explore the different parts of the drive and their function. And, if data loss does occur, DriveSaver® can help prevent catastrophic loss with dos and don’ts for data recovery.

What’s New

Version 3.8.2

- Beautifully redesigned in SwiftUI for an enhanced app experience (iOS 14 and later). Best experience in dark mode!
- New animations
- Misc. UI/UX upgrades
- Bug fixes
- iOS 15 ready

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

_ver1tas_ ,

Good sounds aren't great

Good app for demonstrating however the sounds don't sound realistic at all it'd be nice to have them sound more accurate

Joe Migliore ,

Far above what I expected

The iPhone module alone is worth the free download. Chipset clusters are clearly identified and the data storage differences between SSD, HDD, and Raid, couldn’t have been more clear.

I would love to see improvements to the liquid and physical damage simulations. I think people would understand why liquid damage is so destructive to device hardware with better hardware.

Great app and worth the download

chrisrosa ,

Very Educational

I'm always amazed at how little people know about how their data is stored. Irreplaceable memories or data are just spinning away on a hard drive, or sitting on flash on a phone. This app goes a long way to bridge that knowledge gap, so you can show people what's happening with their data. Great app!

App Privacy

The developer, DriveSavers, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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