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Tuesday, June 14th 2016

12:19 PM

DiskTune ... Almost back ...

Currently going through source code and creating a new setup. I will continue DiskTune as DiskTuna. DiskTuna will have it's own website: http://www.disktuna.com. Check it out for updates.

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Tuesday, June 14th 2016

12:15 PM

DiskTune ... Almost back ...

Currently going through source code and creating a new setup. I will continue DiskTune as DiskTuna. DiskTuna will have it's own website: http://www.disktuna.com. Check it out for updates.

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Monday, June 1st 2015

2:04 PM

Upcoming version iRecover

  • Music: Pink Floyd

Beta testing the upcoming 64-bit version of iRecover ... Upgrade will be free. Stay tuned.

- Improved quick scan
- Optimized RAID recovery algorithms
- Optimized Disk / RAID array (NAS) selection window
- No limitations to number of files/folders due to 32bit memory limitation
- Improved folder/file browser

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Sunday, November 10th 2013

9:32 PM

New version of DiskPatch released, version 4.0.300

We have released version 4.0.300 of DiskPatch.

This is a maintenance release that fixes a few small things.

The new version can be downloaded from our download page. This upgrade is free for current DiskPatch 3.x users.
Make sure to uninstall the previous version before installing the new version.

Product page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/DiskPatch.htm
The setup: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/downloads/Demo/DiskPatch_Setup.exe
Download page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/download.htm
Online manual: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/dp_manual/default.htm

Regards,

The DIY DataRecovery team
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Friday, June 28th 2013

12:33 PM

New version of DiskPatch released, version 4.0.200

We have released version 4.0.200 of DiskPatch.

The improvements for this release are:
- small change to logging (for support only)
- new automated boot disk builders for diskette and USB

The new version can be downloaded from our download page. This upgrade is free for current DiskPatch 3.x users.
Make sure to uninstall the previous version before installing the new version.

Product page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/DiskPatch.htm
The setup: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/downloads/Demo/DiskPatch_Setup.exe
Download page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/download.htm
Online manual: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/dp_manual/default.htm

Regards,

The DIY DataRecovery team
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Monday, April 22nd 2013

4:20 PM

New version of DiskPatch released, version 4.0.100

We have released version 4.0.100 of DiskPatch.

The improvements for this release are:
- disk surface scan improved, is now smarter and faster
- disk wipe improved, is now smarter and faster
- clone function improved: gets better results overall, reverse cloning added, larger skip sizes implemented
- interface changes: set options during procedures, better feedback in general (better disklights)
- several settings added to options screen, for better tuning of procedures
- improvements in disk access routines, are now faster and more reliable
- logging improved (mainly for diagnostic purposes)
- many small internal tweaks to improve overall functionality

The new version can be downloaded from our download page. This upgrade is free for current DiskPatch 3.x users.
Make sure to uninstall the previous version before installing the new version.

Product page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/DiskPatch.htm
The setup: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/downloads/Demo/DiskPatch_Setup.exe
Download page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/download.htm
Online manual: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/dp_manual/default.htm

Regards,

The DIY DataRecovery team

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Sunday, April 14th 2013

2:04 PM

Using Reclaime Free RAID Recovery with iRecover

Reclaime Free RAID Recovery (www.freeraidrecovery.com) is a RAID recovery utility that detects parameters for broken RAIDs. It is free to use but additional steps are required when using it to recover data from a broken RAID.

You can create an image of the 'recovered' RAID using Reclaime Free RAID Recovery, or you can use additonal data recovery software to recover data from the broken array directly. If you have an iRecover Pro license you can use iRecover to process the parameters as detected by Reclaime Free RAID Recovery, by simply following the instructions provided for Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) by the Reclaime software.

Note that the use of Reclaime Free RAID Recovery is not a requirement for iRecover to rebuild a broken array, as iRecover is capable of detecting the array parameters automatically! It may however speed the recovery up quite a bit because you can skip iRecover's RAID detection phase.

These example instructions are provided by Reclaime for recovering a WD Sharespace RAID 5.

  • Launch iRecover.
  • Click "Data Recovery for Windows and Linux". We will use the data we got from Reclaime to define the RAID.
  • Right click anywhere in the disk list, select "Define RAID manually".
  • From the "Available drives" list, select "Disk 2 - WDC WD10 EARS-00MVWB0", then click "Add".
  • From the "Available drives" list, select "Disk 1 - WDC WD10 EARS-00MVWB0", then click "Add".
  • From the "Available drives" list, select "Disk 3 - WDC WD10 EARS-00MVWB0", then click "Add".
  • Next to the "Array members" table, click "Add parity".
  • From the "Array members" table, select the last entry (ID 0500).  Click "Move up" 3 times. Verify that the parity drive (ID 0500) is at row 1 (the top row is number 1).
  • On the right side under "Array configuration", set "RAID type" to "RAID5 (MS/LDM)".
  • Below that, set "Stripe size" to "128 sectors".
  • Below that, set "Parity start/rotation" to 3/3.
  • In the "Array members" table, enter "48,1953523055" as "Start, Size" in all rows.
  • Set "Parity delay, stripes" to 1.
  • Set "Stripes in first delayed block" to 1.
  • Click "OK". A warning message may appear stating that "Starting sectors and sizes are incorrect". Click "OK" to dismiss the message box, then click "OK" on the manual RAID setup form again to close the form.
  • In the device list, "Virtual RAID #0" is the newly created RAID. Double click it to start recovery.

Generated by ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery.

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Tuesday, November 20th 2012

9:32 PM

Can't access your data? DON'T RUN CHKDSK!!!

Can't access your data? DO NOT RUN CHKDSK!!!
We see this happen a lot. Unfortunately Windows is not very honest when it comes to information about chkdsk and what it does exactly. All chkdsk wants is a consistent file system and it will do anything to achieve this, including deleting your precious data. To put it simple: Chkdsk repairs the file system, not the data. So when faced with disk problems or data you can't access, never run chkdsk. Recovering data becomes much more difficult after chkdsk has run, keep this is mind. Instead use a tool like iRecover. Read more here.

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Friday, November 2nd 2012

4:47 PM

False positive detection for iRecover

Recently iRecover has been flagged as suspicious by Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus products. This is a false positive, iRecover is clean and can do no harm to your computer. We are currently addressing this issue. In the mean time we have put up SHA checksum information for our installers, so you can check the integrity of the files yourself if needed. Look at our Downloads section for details.
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Thursday, October 11th 2012

9:51 AM

Why you should use iRecover ...

Why you should use iRecover

iRecover is different from other data recovery software. It is better. iRecover gets data where other software doesn't.

There are many different approaches towards data recovery, but most programs out there follow the same route: look at a few key spots on the disk and assume the rest, and base the recovery on that information. This can work, if the damage is minimal, but in most cases this approach is not the best: these assumptions can be based on incorrect or old information, and not all data will be recovered.

Data on a hard disk is stored in an organized system that is called a file system. A file system stores 'meta' info to describe some of it's own parameters. For example: cluster size, which is important to find a file that is stored in cluster X, is defined in the boot sector of a volume. The boot sector also contains the location of where the file system stores the first sector of the Master File Table. The first entry of this NTFS Master File Table (MFT) describes the position and size of the MFT itself. When data recovery software is scavenging the disk for data, it could use the information it finds in a boot sector or this first MFT sector. Once you have this, you know where all (lost) files are. That's pretty smart it seems, because often you will indeed find this information (boot sector, first MFT record). But just as often it can not be found, because of corruption or other serious damage. That is why iRecover works the way it does.

iRecover does not care about boot sectors or the first record of the MFT. It looks for every MFT record. It examines these records one-by-one. And if a record points to a JPG file in cluster X, it will look to see if there really is a JPG file at that location. It can also use this information to come up with important parameters (like the cluster size), all by itself, completely ignoring what might be in a (corrupt or missing) boot sector. It does not take shortcuts. And that's why iRecover can often recover data where other data recovery software can not.
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Friday, September 21st 2012

7:48 PM

Use iRecover to recover data from a failed NAS device

iRecover has everything on-board to recover data from a failed NAS device. With built-in support for XFS and RAID reconstruction there is no need for separate tools (as seen with many other data recovery software manufacturers).

iRecover software works with various NAS devices by many vendors. The list includes:

  • Synology
  • QNAP
  • LaCie
  • Iomega Storcenter
  • Seagate BlackArmor
  • Drobo
  • Thecus
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation
  • NETGEAR ReadyNAS
  • Western Digital MyBook

Apart from iRecover you will need a PC running Windows, free space to copy recovered data to, and plenty of time.

* As with all Windows based software you will need to remove the disks from the NAS box. Before doing so, label disks and hard disk connections so you can put everything back if needed.

* Attach the disks to a PC running Windows with iRecover installed. The order in which you connect the disks is irrelevant. It is preferred to connect the disks to SATA ports. If not enough SATA ports are available you can connect remaining disks via USB.

* Run iRecover. First go to 'advanced configuration' > 'disks and partitions' and enable 'Scan for md-raid volumes'. Click OK to close advanced configuration.

* Select Data Recovery for Windows and Linux.

* Select the volume you want to recover data from.

* Sit out the scan, when done select the data you need to recover and copy it to a safe place.

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Wednesday, September 12th 2012

2:01 PM

iRecover version 6.1 released

We have released a new version of iRecover.
This is a minor update and contains XFS analysis improvements and interface corrections.

The new version can be downloaded from our download page.
You can install the new version as a fresh install or as an upgrade to iRecover 6.

Product page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm
The setup: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/downloads/Demo/iRecoverSetup.exe
Download page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/download.htm

This upgrade is free for all current version 5 and 6 users; simply uninstall your current version and install the new one. Use your current license key to unlock the full version.

If you have a previous version of iRecover (4 or older) please note that your old serial numbers will not work with version 6. If you need to upgrade to version 6 drop us an email with your order ID (do NOT post your order ID in the forum!).

Regards,

The DIY DataRecovery team

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Thursday, March 8th 2012

3:09 PM

iRecover version 6 released

We have released a new version of iRecover.
This new version improves the support for Linux file systems, and adds support for the XFS file system.

The new version can be downloaded from our download page.
Make sure to uninstall the previous version before installing the new version.

Product page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm
The setup: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/downloads/Demo/iRecoverSetup.exe
Download page: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/download.htm

This upgrade is free for all current version 5 users; simply uninstall your current version and install the new one. Use your current license key to unlock the full version.

If you have a previous version of iRecover (4 or older) then note that your old serial numbers will not work with version 6. If you need to upgrade to version 6 then drop us an email with your order ID (do NOT post your order ID in the forum!).

Regards,

The DIY DataRecovery team

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Thursday, June 30th 2011

10:32 AM

ToolsThatWork folds, upgrade your tools here

ToolsThatWork (owned by Tech Assist) has gone out of business. They provided forensic recovery services, failed hard drive recovery assistance, and general data recovery options.

A few of the tools they sold were created by us: BringBack (our iRecover), ByteBack (our DiskPatch) and ReviveR (our iUndelete).
ToolsThatWork had not updated these tools in a very long time, so we'd like to offer all ToolsThatWork customers the following: upgrade any or all of the tools you have through us, and we'll give you a 20% discount. Please note that our prices already are much lower, ToolsThatWork followed a different pricing scheme.

If you'd like to upgrade your BringBack, ByteBack or ReviveR, send us an email with anything that proves you are the owner of the software, and we'll send you details on how to get the latest versions for 20% off.

Contact us at support@diydatarecovery.nl

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Thursday, May 19th 2011

11:47 AM

New version of iRecover released

We're happy to announce the release of version 5.1 of iRecover.
Among the improvements are:

- RAID recovery has been improved (memory footprint reduced, accuracy improved)
- Linux MD RAID recovery added
- 'delayed parity' feature added to RAID recovery
- logical disk access option added

The new version can be downloaded from our download page.
This upgrade is free for all current version 5 users.

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