Software-based hard-drive recovery (IDE, ATA, SATA, SCSI, etc) using Hetman Software products.
Hybrid Hard Drives (SSHD) and Data Recovery
Read about hybrid drives and their types, and discover peculiarities of data recovery from SSHDs.
Hybrid hard drives, or SSHD (Solid-State Hybrid Drives) are still specialty items, but they are slowly gaining popularity. Combining sheer storage capacity of traditional magnetic hard drives with extremely high access speed solid-state drives are known for, hybrid hard drives promise to offer the best of the two worlds. At least in theory.
Forensic Disk Analysis
Read about the difference between commercial anmd forensic approaches to data recovery. Information recovery methods in forensics; algorithms, requirements and software for collecting evidence.
Digital forensics and data recovery walk hand to hand. Developers of forensic analysis tools implement many of the same algorithms and use most of the same techniques available in the recovery tools. There are, however, certain differences in reasoning and approaches between the two categories of tools even aside of the massive price difference.
SMART Parameters and Early Signs
of a Failing Hard Disk
This article talks about tools to use and parameters to check for to prevent accidental data loss due to hard drive failure.
S.M.A.R.T. (or simply SMART) is a monitoring system built into most modern hard drives. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology. The technology helps detect various reliability problems at an early stage, giving warning signs well in advance before the hard drive fails. By reading (and interpreting) the indicators, the user can prevent data loss by replacing the disk before the crash occurs. But what S.M.A.R.T. flags should we look at? There are dozens available!
from External Storage
Read about recovering data from network storage (NAS) and external USB or eSata disks formated in FAT or NTFS.
Various types of external storage quickly gain popularity. External storage systems are easier to maintain, upgrade and extend than computers’ built-in hard drives. They can be shared over the network safer and easier than computer hard disk drives. They can be conveniently placed and connected via a convenient link. Finally, users can add huge storage capacities to their laptops and mobile devices, which would otherwise be completely impossible.
When Software Can Help:
SSD and HDD
Read about must-have conditions to make recovering lost data possible - and most effective.
When experiencing a data loss situation, it is essential to be able to tell whether or not you can fix it yourself. Modern storage media is reliable enough so it’s hard to be damaged beyond repair. More often than not you’ll be doing fine by using a DIY tool of a kind, such as Hetman Partition Recovery manufactured by our company. In some situations, however, it’s better to bring the device to a data recovery lab as soon as possible instead of attempting to recover the data on your own.
a Toolkit for Administrator
Read about recovering data from damaged disks, saving files with FTP or burning them to CDs: a system administrator’s data recovery kit.
Data recovery tools for home users and small businesses are utterly different from tools intended for the use by system administrators managing networks of multiple PCs. Tools for system administrators will normally offer certain features that would unnecessarily complicate tools intended for the home user market. In this article, we will have a look at one of such tools, and discuss the features aimed at the sysadmin crowd.
When Software Can’t Help: Hard Disk Drives
When data recovery software can’t help you anymore: the signs of your hard disk worn out to the limit.
As manufacturers of software tools for recovering users’ data, we are often presented with cases when our tools could not help. Is there a different tool that could do the job better, or is information truly unrecoverable? In this article we’ll have a look at physically damaged storage devices, review early signs of upcoming failure and give tips on what to do next if your storage device has failed.