converting legacy data
computer forensics
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Legacy Data Formats

Many organisations are maintaining legacy servers running unsupported applications, or important archives with historical data that is no longer supported. This data eventually has to be integrated with new or expanded environments.

Data Conversion Specialists provide organisations with direct access to legacy data.  We can stabilise existing data and offer solutions or systems for incremental data conversion, when data is required.  Alternatively, we have the resources to undertake a complete conversion to any format or application, allowing noninvasive access to data, across many hardware platforms, applications, file formats (both structured and non-structured data) and operating systems.
Our breadth of connectivity and mapping capabilities help our customers experience virtually pain-free data extractions and seamless transitions into their new or existing IT infrastructures.During the conversion process data remains on your historic system. Data is copied and downloaded onto our Legacy Support systems where a conversion process is run against it. While in our possession back-ups are taken and controls and procedures put in place to protect against any unauthorised access to your data. 

 cataloguing and indexing report to list available data
 accurate bit for bit copy of the source data
 recovery of any inaccessible data
 development of bespoke tools to recover proprietary data
 data supplied in appropriate media format for re-importation
 after sales support for any subsequent issues
SDLT | DLT | Ultrium | LTO | DAT | DDS | Travan | AIT | Exabyte | Mammoth | IBM 3490E | IBM 3480 | IBM 3590 | IBM 3592 | Half Inch Tape | One Inch Tape | QIC | Magneto Optical | WORM | DVD | CD 


Free Data Recovery Evaluation

Our free data recovery evaluation service will tell you whether your data can be recovered, exactly how much it will cost and how long the data recovery will take.   

Industry Leading Diagnostics

Class 100 clean rooms, specialised platter removal jigs and specialised software applications allow us to provide the most comprehensive service in the industry.

Excellent Service

You will be appointed your own consultant, who will offer you a fixed price quotation, free return shipping and after sales support.

Established and Trusted

40 years experience in the industry and ISO 9001 accreditation, ensures the highest success rates in the industry.

Don't just take our word for it!

"Thank you so much for all your help - Data Recovery Specialists are a real life saver!  I do not know what I would have done without the data you recovered.  We would have probably had to re-record all the location shots, which would have been time consuming and very expensive"  BBC Wales

See what our clients say!


"Thank you for solving our stiction issues so promptly from our reel to reel tapes.  We were expecting to lose some of the data, so we were extremely happy when you recovered the full survey.  The data has proved invaluable"  Regal Petroleum
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"Thank you for processing the 3590 tapes from our marine survey and copying to HDD.  Your unique NavMerge service combining the navigation information with our 3D seismic data saved us a huge amount of time"  Portugese Ministry of Defence
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"I thought we would never get our CT scans converted into DICOM and imported onto PACS, but you came to our rescue" NHS