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Hard Disk Imaging Tool: Data Compass

February 26th, 2013 Comments off

data-compass-salvationdata Data Compass is a hard disk imaging tool from Salvationdata data recovery built to extract data from faulty hard drives, such as multiple bad sectors, damaged surfaces, malfunctioning head assembly, or corrupted servo info. Data recovery from physically damaged HDDs is what Data Compass designed for.

What can Data Compass do?

Data recovery from HDDs with severe multiple BAD sectors, which appear because of platter surface scratch or malfunction or instability of the magnetic head assembly (MHA).

  • Data recovery from HDDs that start to produce "clicking" sounds, which may be caused by corruption of sector servo labels or a MHA malfunction;
  • Recover undetected drives: WD ROYL firmware loading from either primary head or secondary head, you don’t need to change head when there’s head damage but to recover the data directly with Data Compass;
  • Logical analysis of FAT,NTFS,HFS,HFX,HFS+,EXT2,EXT3 file systems in the software complex allows data recovery from all brands of hard drives and flash drives in cases;
  • When used with malfunctioning drives, Data Compass complex often allows selective extraction of necessary data to your customers without reading all data from a drive ("recover data by file" without creating a complete disk image) saving a lot of time;

Newly Upgraded Data Compass To Version 10.0

SalvationDATA has upgraded Data Compass from version 9.96 to 10.0 with new features added. The following are the detail of new features´╝Ü

i . Compatible with Windows XP/VISTA/7 64-bit edition;
ii. Support FAT16/32 file system for extra-large 4KB/sector and more than 255 sectors /cluster etc;
iii. Edit LBA volume;
iV. Fix bug of Memory leaking when scanning NTFS files;
V. Optimize Files search engine;
Vi. Selective function for Installing Shadow Disk Drive;

Data Compass Packing:

1.Data Compass Console;
2.Data Compass Software;
3. AC Adaptor;
4. PC-Console USB Cable;
5. SATA-IDE Adaptor;
6. SATA Cable;
7. USB to SATA & IDE Adaptor;
8. Extra Power Cable for USB to SATA & IDE Adaptor;
9. 2.5" to 3.5" IDE Adaptor;
10. SATA Power Cable;
11. IDE Cable;
12. Power Cable;
13. User Manual;
14. Twelve months full technical support (phone, email, MSN and remote assistance);
15. Access to online forum;
16. Access to database with firmware modules and BOOT;
17. Total free software upgrade;

data-compassHard Disk Imaging Tool: Data Compass

Data Compass Premium Vs Standard:

1. Extra ability of raid data recovery was added;

Include both the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) Common RAID Disk Data Format Specification Revision 01.00.00 Compatible RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 5E and RAID 5EE and the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) Common RAID Disk Data Format Specification Revision 01.00.00 Incompatible RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 5E and RAID 5EE

2. An opportunity to import the image of the segment disks for analysis.

Website: http://www.salvationdata.com/data-recovery-equipment/data-compass.htm

Windows-based Bootable Recovery CD/USB Flash Disk: Active Boot Disk

April 24th, 2011 Comments off

Windows-based Bootable Recovery CD/USB Flash Disk: Active Boot DiskWindows can’t start normally? Need to access your data or repair your computer?
Boot your computer from Active Boot Disk (LiveCD) and repair most of the problems by three steps easily:

1. Creat a Bootable Disk
It is ready to burn immediately to a CD, DVD, USB disk. Create a bootable disk right now after downloading. Download Active Boot Disk Now.

2. Boot Your Computer
Insert the boot disk and reboot the computer. Make sure that a boot section in BIOS is configured properly. BIOS setting guide.

3. Over 30 Utilities Included
When you boot up your computer, select from as many powerful tools as possible. Over 30 useful utilities are included: disk recovery, data recovery, smart disk diagnostic, password resetting, data erasure and network access tools in one bootable disk.

Active@ Boot Disk combines a number of powerful tools that let you: Recover lost data,Reset Windows passwords, Make computer system backups, Securely erase data.

Main utilities included:
2. Active@ Data CD/DVD Burner – Burner Utility
Active@ File Recovery – File & Folders Recovery Tool
Active@ Partition Recovery – Partition Restore Utility
Active@ Disk Image – Backup Disk Image
Active@ KillDisk – Erase & Destroy Data
Active@ Disk Monitor – Monitor & Control Disk Health
Active@ Password Changer – Recover & Reset Passwords
Active@ Partition Manager – Create, Format & Delete Partitions

OS Support:
Works with Windows Clients: NT, Win2000 Wks, XP, Vista, Windows 7
Works with Windows Servers : NT, 2000 Server, 2003, 2008

PC-3000 for SCSI

March 31st, 2011 Comments off

PC-3000 for SCSIPC-3000 for SCSI is a first-to-market professional hardware-software solution for testing, diagnosing the failures and recovering data from Hard Disk Drives with SCSI and SAS interfaces in tandem with Data Extractor SCSI.

  • SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) are supported.
  • SCSI-2, Ultra SCSI, Ultra2 SCSI, Ultra 160 SCSI, Ultra 320 SCSI is supported.
  • Original user-friendly interface similar to that one of PC-3000 for Windows.
  • PC-3000 for SCSI can work with 1 up to 15 Hard Disk Drives simultaneously; make tests and service operations for each of them and independently from all the other drives.
  • New PC-KEY2 (Power supplier) card can control power supply of one HDD.
  • Three external power sources of ATX standard, you can connect several HDDs to each of them. DBMS for resource storage – one of the most safe database of all existing ones.
  • PC-3000 for SCSI hardware-software product can function under these Operating systems: Microsoft Windows 98/ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP. Requirements to your PC hardware are determined by the requirements to the OS. SCSI adapter must be installed.
  • Know-how manuals with different methodologies of data recovery, recommendations on interchangeability of PCBs, succession of making hot-swap.

More about PC-3000 please refer to this post: Hard Drive Repair Tool PC3000 System

Remove Hard Drive Password: HDD Unlock Wizard

February 19th, 2011 Comments off

Remove Hard Drive Password: HDD Unlock WizardForgot Hard Drive Password:

My friend give me one used hard drive, while I power on pc, error message came out–” this hd under password protection, please enter password”.

I called my friend, he said he haven’t touch this hd long long time, he totally forget he did setup password or not, he don’t know password.
If no password enter, pc can not recognized this hd, pc keep said no hd in this pc.

How do I can clear hd password and let pc recognize this hd?

What is Hard Drive Password?

All hard drives have the possibility to set a hardware password, thus making the drive completely inaccessible unless a correct password is provided during the BIOS POST test. When you set a password on your notebook, the drive becomes locked as well. XBox gaming consoles and some desktop computers can also lock hard disk drives. This is usually called “HDD password” or “ATA password“.

If you forget the original HDD password, there is no way of restoring it by generic system tools. HDD Unlock Wizard incorporates proprietary unlocking algorithms which allow to remove an unknown HDD password and make hard drive usable again.

About HDD Unlock Wizard:

HDD Unlock Wizard is a user-friendly application which allows you to easily remove HDD password. IDE and SATA hard disk drives are supported. Both User and Master password can be removed.

Note: While unlocking, HDD Unlock Wizard will erase and re-certify the drive!!!

HDD Unlock Wizard supports:

  • Unlocking of desktop hard drives
  • Unlocking of X-BOX hard drives
  • Unlocking of 2.5-inch laptop hard drives

Technically, removal of an unknown password is done differently for each HDD model.

Unlocking of a 80GB HDD takes approximately 25 minutes. 2.5 inch notebook drives need slightly more time.

Price for unlocking your hard drive:

  • Unlocking one hard drive up to 40 GB. Price: $4.97
  • Unlocking one hard drive up to 80 GB. Price: $9.95
  • Unlocking one hard drive up to 160 GB. Price: $14.95
  • Unlocking one hard drive up to 250 GB. Price: $19.95
  • Unlocking one hard drive up to 320 GB. Price: $24.95
  • Unlocking one hard drive up to 500 GB. Price: $29.95
  • Unlocking one hard drive up to 1000 GB. Price: $39.95

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Acronis True Image WD Edition Software

September 7th, 2010 Comments off

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system hard drive onto your new WD hard drive. Cloning makes an exact copy of your operating system, applications, data, preferences, and email settings. Everything will be present and operate exactly as it did on your old hard drive. Acronis True Image WD Edition now supports WD Advanced Format Drives and ensures that all partitions are optimally aligned.

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software Key Features:

  • Drive Cloning – Copies the source drive to a new WD drive, leaving all data on the source drive.
  • Drive Migration – Erase the source drive after the new WD drive has been imaged.
  • Drive Image Backup – The long-term usage of the Drive Kit software will be to provide full drive image backups of a source drive at any time. Backup drive images will be stored as a file, which can be copied to any direct attached drive, network attached storage drive or optical media (CD/DVD).
  • Drive Deployment – Enables users to prepare a WD drive so that selected folders or partitions can be excluded from the destination image.
  • Drive Image Recovery – The Recovery Manager enables users to restore a drive image from a direct or network attached drive. The Recovery Manager can also either erase just a portion of the drive to be used for the restored drive image, or all of the previous OS.
  • Create a Bootable Standalone Recovery Manager – With the Drive Kit software, users can create a bootable ISO image file, which contains the WD Drive Kit Standalone Recovery Manager software.
  • Recover a Drive Image from the Bootable Recovery Manager Software – The bootable Standalone Recovery Manager enables users to recover a drive image from either a CD/DVD drive, a direct attached drive, or a network attached drive.

Related Links:

  • Download Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition Software User Manual
  • Acronis True Image 2010

Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP/Vista/7