HDD/SSD data recovery

DMDE (DM Disk Editor) for recovering deleted from a HDD files and partitions

Submitted on 08/30/2018

DMDE (or DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery Software) is an utility for recovering information from popular types of storage devices. It works with hard drives, flash memory and RAID data arrays.

At the time of writing this review, the following list of software features was announced by the developers: restoring partition table, individual documents and directories, smart data search for granular recovery by signatures.

Three license variants are available:

Best programs to read SMART attributes on a HDD

Submitted on 08/27/2018

What is SMART

SMART is a tool for assessing hard drive current state, i.e. HDD self-testing. This hardware-software set predicts the time of hdd wearing and records several other important characteristics regarding storage device performance.

What does SMART indicate

SMART monitors the performance of a hard drive in real time. Analysis of collected data and evaluation of each characteristic in two groups takes place inside the system every second:

Best software to recover data from a hard drive

Submitted on 07/24/2018

If you've lost valuable files, don't fall into despair: it's possible to recover data from a hard drive and even an ordinary user can do it.

File deleted from a hard drive in fact remains in the same place. The only thing is that it's labelled with a “zero” in the file table. Files can be recovered as long as the information isn't overwritten.

Diskdigger for PC: review

Submitted on 06/16/2018
Diskdigger retrieves data and multimedia on storage devices, removable devices, SSD and HHD. User can select between two search modes: Dig Deep and Dig Deeper.

RAW File System: How to Fix without Losing Data

Submitted on 04/10/2018

It is a rather widespread problem: SD Card or HDD is not accessible, the type of the file system is RAW. At the same time Windows (7-10) gives notification “unable to run chkdsk on the disk”.

What is RAW, how bad is the problem for the hard drive (memory stick or memory card) and how to fix the error – read on.

How to make a bootable USB flash via HDD Regenerator app

Submitted on 04/06/2018

A question from the reader:

"The hard disk stopped working. There is a suspicion that the reason is bad blocks, because earlier there were symptoms suggesting it. The problem is that I can’t boot Windows. How to create a bootable USB flash drive with HDD Regenerator program, if it is at all possible? Will it work like live cd?"

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery: Program Review

Submitted on 04/01/2018

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – data recovery software for OS Windows 7, 8 and 10 along with other versions. It is effective  for:

  • deleted partition recovery,
  • hard drives and SSD with reading errors,
  • scanning SD Cards and USB flash drives,
  • restoring any file types (> 300).

The tool includes Deep Scan option which can help you deal with complicated cases of data recovery on data storage devices.

Active File Recovery for Windows: software review. RAID 0 data recovery

Submitted on 03/02/2018

Active File Recovery is a program designed to restore files on various storage devices:

  • fixed disks (hard disks, usb flash drives and memory cards),
  • removable discs (cd/dvd/bluray).

The QuickScan and Superscan modes allow you to select the optimal ratio of recovery time vs efficiency. It is also possible to create a virtual copy of the disk and to restore from raid 0-1-5 (in pro version).

All in all, it makes Active File Recovery a powerful, effective and in some situations indispensable tool.