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MrMille
04-14-2007, 04:28 PM
Hello!!

I'm from Dublin, Ireland
and I'm delighted to have found this great site!!

As you can see from my sig, I repair computers, and I'm really interested in how other people do data recovery on drives that are completely dead, i.e. won't spin up.

Best Regards Everyone!
David

tkrabec
04-14-2007, 07:14 PM
Check out http://myharddrivedied.com/ under presentations there is a link to many differnt types of sofware. I've had good luck with spinrite from http://www.grc.com

MrMille
05-03-2007, 11:48 AM
thank you Tim

C6Gunner
05-03-2007, 05:06 PM
Good site Tim.

Scott Moulton, the Forensics Specialist and Data Recovery Expert doesn't recommend SpinRite for a few reasons though. Mainly because it re-writes the saved data to the same failed drive.

I guess if you drive the point home to your customers to transfer their data to a new drive immediately after recovery, SpinRite is fine though.

Steve

tkrabec
05-03-2007, 07:31 PM
Good site Tim.

Scott Moulton, the Forensics Specialist and Data Recovery Expert doesn't recommend SpinRite for a few reasons though. Mainly because it re-writes the saved data to the same failed drive.

I guess if you drive the point home to your customers to transfer their data to a new drive immediately after recovery, SpinRite is fine though.

Steve

I do some data recovery. I use spinrite and other packages. I like the packages that are listed on myharddrivedied.com but I cannot justify them at this point. When I do a data recovery I run spinrite or another program copy the data off the drive and make it as bad. I do not give my customers a chance to re-use a bad drive.

One of the reasons Scott does not recommend spinrite is he does Forensics analysis, and changing data = very bad.