HDD/SSD data recovery

You have deleted a file from your hard drive / SSD? We've gathered here all our manuals on how to recover data from a hard drive on your own, as well as guides on the best recovery programs for a PC and Windows.

  • A computer doesn't show an SSD in Windows and BIOS

    An SSD has increased read and write speeds compared to an HDD and due to this it's used as a replacement of outdated hardware a lot. But often after its installation some users encounter the following problem: their computers can't recognize the new SSD. 

  • PhotoRec review (Windows GUI Version)

    Free PhotoRec program is designed for recovering multimedia data from HDDs, USB sticks, SD cards and other storage devices. Review on PhotoRec recovery features and its scanning options. Where you can download PhotoRec for Windows and other operating systems.

  • Review of Seagate SeaTools for Windows

    SeaTools is a program used to diagnose and test the performance of Seagate and Maxtor hard drives.

  • Piriform Recuva for Windows: review

    What is Recuva and what are the advantages of partition data recovery via this program. The difference between Free and Pro versions. The types of data which can be recovered from a hard disk. Why is Deep Scan option useful.

  • Best programs to read SMART attributes on a HDD

    Figuring out how SMART works and what programs are the most suitable for diagnosing an HDD or SSD. Determining the status of your hard drive with the help of indicators: whether it needs to be replaced and for how long it can continue operating.

  • Recovering data from a hard drive partition

    Data recovery from a hard drive deleted / formatted partition. How to find a deleted HDD partition via recovery software like TestDisk and Ontrack EasyRecovery. Scanning and analyzing a deleted partition and saving the results onto your hard drive.

  • SSD data recovery

    Storing files on an SSD differs from an HDD. Accordingly, the process of data recovery also differs. In this article we'll show you how to configure Recuva for scanning and how to search for deleted files on an SSD via it. The tips given there can increase the chances of SSD data recovery.

  • How to repair bad sectors on hard drive: 3 ways

    What is bad blocks and what are the reasons for their occurrence. 3 ways how you can repair bad hdd sectors and hard disk read errors via HDD Regenerator, Victoria HDD and CHKDSK utilities for Windows.

  • DMDE (DM Disk Editor) - recovering deleted files from HDD

    What is bad blocks and what are the reasons for their occurrence. 3 ways how you can repair bad hdd sectors and hard disk read errors via HDD Regenerator, Victoria HDD and CHKDSK utilities for Windows.

  • How to recover data from hard disk via EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    How to work with EaseUS Data Recovery while recovering data from your hard drive or deleted partition: configuring it, running an HDD scanning and saving the results of recovery. The main features of free and paid versions. The limitations of EaseUS Data Recovery trial version.

  • Files recovery after formatting in Auslogics File Recovery program

    You have accidentally formatted your hard drive and only after you remembered that important data was stored there? Auslogics File Recovery program allows you to find files by signatures, i.e. special data areas which are stored in the file table of your hard disk. Besides, this program is able to recover deleted partition (s). Read more by clicking the link below the description.

  • Best software to recover data from a hard drive

    Review on the best free and paid desktop apps for recovering files from hard drives and other storage devices. Describing its features + providing a mini-manual on each program. TestDisk, PhotoRec, Recuva - which hard drive recovery software is the most suitable for searching?

  • Diskdigger for PC: review

    The list with the features of DiskDigger — a desktop hdd data recovery software. Which scanning mode to choose: Dig Deep or Dig Deeper? User reviews on DiskDigger and the quality of its recovery.

  • The type of the file system is RAW: how to fix partition

    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”.

  • How to make a bootable USB flash via HDD Regenerator app

    A bootable USB flash drive can help to fix errors and repair bad sectors on your hard drive, if you aren't able to launch Windows. It can be recorded via HDD Regenerator. Read a step-by-step manual on how to make such USB flash drive.

  • Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery: Program Review

    Figuring out how Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery program works. Recovering RAID and HDD as well as deleted partitions and answering the question "what is the difference between Deep Scan and Quick Scan modes?". The key features of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery.

  • HDD Regenerator for Windows: review

    HDD regeneration is the restoration of damaged data, fixing bad blocks by transferring them to another area on the hard disk.

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

    Talking about the recovery of a damaged RAID array. You will require Active File Recovery in order to able to do RAID data recovery. How to configure the program and which scanning options to choose. The review on Last Chance recovery function.

  • WinDFT: Hitachi Hard Drive Diagnostics

    WinDFT (Hitachi Drive Fitness Test) is a great software for testing internal and external HDD as well as USB flash memory.

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 11 (Free Edition) Review

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can solve a lot of cases of data deletion from an SSD. After launching Recovery Wizard we'll explain how to perform data recovery step by step. The free version of Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Free has limitations so we're going to talk about them in details.

  • HDD Health Check: Monitoring Your Hard Drive Health

    Do you have problems with your hard drive? Noticed write or read speed dropping down? Thinking to get a new HDD? HDD Health tool demonstrates disk performance in the form of a visual scale.

  • How to Check Disk for Errors Using chkdsk and Command Prompt

    We are going to cover CheckDisk features, list available commands and ways to run the utility in Windows further in this article.

  • HDD Test and Diagnostic Software for Windows. Bad Sectors Fixing Tools

    Windows OS offers tools which test your HDD for errors. However, they are not designed for diagnostic and testing, so we want to introduce more effective software to correct errors on a hard disk.

  • TestDisk Review: Best Partition Recovery Software for desktop

    TestDisk is a convenient console utility for recovering corrupted and deleted hard disk partitions. It works with FAT and NTFS file systems and supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS. You can download it for free from CGSecurity official website.