Data Recovery for desktop and laptop hard drives

Data Recovery for desktop and laptop hard drives

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In May 2010, the csail-related mailing list had a discussion of hard drive data recovery vendors, starting with this question. Brief summary:

State Disks have different failure modes and usually do not provide any warning signs between “no sign of trouble” and “zero bytes can be read”.<br />

ntfsclone, …


  1. This page assumes the failing disk is a spinning hard disk. Solid [return]
  2. smartmontools, mount, dd, dd_rescue, [return]