Retrieving Data from Apple Silicon Macs

Since the end of last year, Apple has been moving away from Intel processors in favor of their own silicon to power their newest and upcoming Macs. In a way it harkens to the old days of Motorola powered Macs, when they used to thunder beyond Intel processor PCs, and performance numbers look good.

The groundbreaking Apple M1 chip operates as an entire system on a chip. With the M1 chip, previously separate components like the CPU, GPU, RAM and SSD operate in concert with one another on a single component, Apple’s M1 SoC. However, with every upside comes a downside: how to you recover data from this new system when it gets erased, corrupted, or gods forbid, your new Mac goes belly up?

The M1 SoC has replaced the Intel core on the 2020 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini. Apple anticipates incorporating the M1 chip into more of its computing products in the future.

Apple reports that, when used with its Big Sur OS, the M1 chip offers the most advanced security of any personal computer. Devices with the M1 chip have a hardware‑verified secure boot and automatically encrypt every file. This makes data air tight, and only expert data recovery will be able to do the job. Apple will not recover data from your Mac; Apple's perspective is that you should be backing up. And, well, truth, you should. But accidents to happen; backups do fail. Murphy's law always applies.

Retrieving information from products with the M1 chip is much more challenging than from Apple’s Intel-based predecessors. Whether it is a hardware or software failure, with the correct user credentials, DriveSavers has safely and securely recovered files from these devices and is proud to be the preeminent data recovery company to successfully recover data from devices with the uniquely advanced M1 chip.

Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering for DriveSavers

Enter DriveSavers

With over 35 years of experience recovering data for Apple products, DriveSavers Data Recovery engineers have the expertise, technology and capabilities to successfully recover data from any Apple device that has suffered common or catastrophic data loss for any reason including iPhones, iPads Macbooks, iMacs and Mac Pros. 

DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery since 1985, provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery service in the industry. All of the company’s services meet security protocols for financial, legal, corporate and healthcare industries and it is the only company that posts proof of its annual SOC 2 Type II audit report and HIPAA data security and privacy compliance.

DriveSavers Data Recovery adheres to U.S. Government security protocols, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Data Security Rule (GLBA), the Data at Rest mandate (DAR) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). DriveSavers Data Recovery engineers are trained and certified in all leading encryption and forensic technologies and operate a Certified ISO Class 5 Cleanroom. Satisfied customers include Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, US Army and Sandia National Laboratories.

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