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14 August 2010

Maintenance and Recovery of Hard Disk

 Needless to say the drive is a key element of the PC. May contain an operating method even more diverse applications, personal documents and far more, it is best not to fail, if you are not rigorous in your backups, at least in case you make it \. When you look at the current capacity of our hard drives to store a giant number of files, it is not difficult to imagine the time needed to reinstall a whole method not including the lost files forever. However, while manufacturers continually improve the reliability of records, no one can claim to be safe from a hardware failure means loss of information. As such, SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Know-how) is used to detect any abnormal risk of failure in order to prevent the user who can then reply accordingly to safeguard its information.
Obviously, it is feasible to make a backup of your information by several methods: optical engraving (CD-RW/DVD-RW), backup to outside media (hard disk, USB, tape, ZIP, etc \. ) or generate a disk picture \. active on most recent motherboards, RAID 1 or RAID 0 +1 is an excellent solution to control fault tolerance, provided, however, have two disks identical to a maximum.
Although the hardware failure is a major cause for loss of information, it is a more frequent human error. Regardless of the cause, in both cases, you lose your information. But perhaps not entirely. Indeed there's solutions to recover information and although they do not offer "the" miracle solution 100% reliable, it is feasible to minimize a risk of loss and also to maximize the chances of retrieving information. They shall therefore in this editorial give you practical advice on basic maintenance on your hard drive. They will also review two program to recover information. As you can see, our objective is not to be comprehensive and check every program obtainable (they are lots of) but basically to clarify you on how to manage your disks and show you that it is always feasible to recover information that was thought lost.

The Check Protocol

Height of bad luck for us but ideal condition to illustrate this editorial, they have been able to "enjoy" a serious failure relegating one of our PC to the state of wreckage or . Indeed, for unknown reasons it's definitely ceased to function by taking the same time all the information stored on both disks MAXTOR S-ATA I Diamond And 9 with a capacity of 80 GB each and only 14 elderly months. Our disappointment subsided, they used one of these two discs (the second drive had a mechanical failure serious to the point of not being detected properly by the bios on the motherboard) to check the program to recover information as GetDataBack, Undelete 5.0 R-studio \.
They went even further by adding in our protocol, the human factor, ie by carrying out various operations on other discs check: formatting, repartitioning, suppression of voluntary programs and / or files, fragmentation of files and at last deleting RAID cluster, all with the sole aim to be as close as feasible the actual conditions of use of most of us.
For this reason they have used hard drives Western Digital Raptor 74Go as MAXTOR Diamond And 10 250GB P-ATA on which they installed Windows XP Pro SP2 and a variety of programs (games, utilities, miscellaneous, office, multimedia, etc \.). For RAID 0, two disks of 160GB Barracuda 7200.07 S-ATA Seagate and mounted in the following machine:

* Athlon 64 S939 3500 +,
* 2x512 MB DDR 400 of Corsair TwinX
* Motherboard MSI K8N Diamond SLI nForce 4
* Map 3D RADEON X800XT PCI Express Asus
* Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.07 S-ATA 200GB NCQ and for the operating method disk and P-ATA Barracuda 7200.07 200 GB in a housing mounted 5 ¼ inch outside FireWire 400/USB 2.0 for storage of information recovered.


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