Lower Cost Data Recovery Services
Can the regulars here recommend a reputable but lower cost hard drive recovery service in the US? Kroll probably does the best work, but their quote for an 80GB drive started at $600. For example, does http://www.datarecoverylabs.com do a reasonable job for $169, if their Google ad is correct? Any other recomme... 3 Dec 2009 23:48
Hard Drive Geometry 101
Hi Folks, I am hoping some kind people on this NG could help me better understand HDD Geometry. Dont get me wrong I have done some googling, and read some wiki's - but some parts are still very blurry. I have also used the man command since most of what I am doing is in linux. Most of my questions have been br... 23 Nov 2009 05:13
How come advanced DLGDiag test passed and S.M.A.R.T. failed
Hi, I ran DLGDiag on my internal WD2500JB hd. The result aren't learcut. My disk failed SMART but passed Advanced tests. What does it mean? Should I keep the hd or get rid of it? If keep, can anything be done about the failong smart test? Ran ... 17 Nov 2009 07:15
Some gutter trash
"John Turco" <jtur(a)concentric.net> wrote in message news:4AF25980.3EA5D8D3(a)concentric.net... Bilky White wrote: "John Turco" <jtur(a)concentric.net> wrote in message news:4AC81B89.250A610D(a)concentric.net... Bilky White wrote: You've used several comas, within your latest responses... 23 Nov 2009 05:13
Which UDF version is mostly used? v1.02 or higher?
I would like to burn my DVDs with UDF format rather than the ISO-Jolliet. However my burning program(s) ask me which UDF version I would like to use in detail and offers me: 1.02 1.50 2.00 2.01 2.50 2.60 The higher the version (resp. revision) number the more and better fetaures are available. On the oth... 8 Nov 2009 04:14
"Parity Error Detected" message when running Intel Storage Console.
Hi Forum Members, I have nine new drives to install to an Intel SC5200 server soon. In preparation for this, I manually ran a "Parity Verify" on the SQL mdb disk (actually a 4 drive + private hotspare RAID 5 "array" drive). The "Parity Verify is done via "Intel Storage Console v2.16.6". The RAID controller is an... 18 Nov 2009 16:51
USB stick - win XP updates
Hello.... I had a USB memory stick plugged into my Win XP (pro) computer. The machine then updated itself with the many various MS patches going back a number of weeks. This it successfully did. After a reboot, I found that the USB device was no longer available (or the files on it) as xp reported it as re... 4 Nov 2009 19:45
Hitachi RMA response - how fast?
In practice, how fast does Hitachi send out a replacement for a drive returned under RMA? Their RMA status web page has this message: Please be aware that you may experience a delay in receiving your replacement disk drive based on stock availability. If product is available, your replacement order will be pro... 13 Nov 2009 02:15
Lots of mapped out bad sectors cause trouble?
AIUI ... a bad sector on an IDE hard drive gets labelled as unusable in the drive's map and a substitute sector is found. The user wouldn't know about it because this happens transparently. If there are LOTS of bad sectors then couldn't we have a situation where the drive's performance is poor but there is no ... 21 Oct 2009 01:38
SSD SMART attributes
The following SMART attributes appear in the documentation for HDAT2: ID Description ----------------------------- 170 (AAh) Reserved Block Count 171 (ABh) Program Fail Count 172 (ACh) Erase Fail Count 173 (ADh) Wear Leveling Count 174 (AEh) Unexpected Power Loss I expect that they are SSD attr... 27 Oct 2009 09:11