Ladies and gentlemen, please sit down because I am about to make a profound statement. Are you sitting down; are you ready? Here it is: stuff breaks. Additionally, mechanical things fail. Well, it is probably not that profound, but it is true. Even the most reliable companies will have problems with their products occasionally. However, it is comforting to know that reputable companies, like Apple, are willing to help their valued clients when failures arise.

The problem is that a small number of Seagate 1TB drives have failed. These drives were in iMacs sold between May and July of 2011. Not all of the drives have failed, just a few. Apple announced that it will replace the affected drives, which were used in 21.5 and 27-inch iMacs sold during that period. If you registered your machine with a valid e-mail address, they will contact you with the details. You may also go to the Apple support site to get more information. If your drive is on the list, you can contact your local Genius Bar or other authorized Apple service provider for instructions.

There is a limitation, though. Apple will not back up the contents of the drive. That is your responsibility. This is fine, unless your drive has already failed. However, we have you covered. The data recovery experts at The Data Rescue Center of Livermore, California, can recover the data on your failed drive. We specialize in failed disk file recovery on Macs, Windows PCs, servers and more. The Data Rescue Center is here to help you with all of your emergency data recovery needs.