Tag Archives: ntfs

Welcome to the Matrix. What data on your hard disk really looks like.

Seen the Matrix? Where the ‘real world’ is just the manifestation of complex digital code. Your hard disk is just like that. What data on your hard disk really looks like – Disk Structures explained. Few may actually wonder how the operating system, Windows for example, keeps track of all your data, your files. How… Read More »

Tijdelijke korting actie op ReclaiMe (Verlopen)

Nu met 10% korting! Je bestanden herstellen was nog nooit zo eenvoudig! ReclaiMe File Recovery Software is de meest simpel te gebruiken, effectieve data recovery software die verkrijgbaar is. Het maakt niet of je het gebruikt om verwijderde bestanden (undelete), bestanden van een RAW disk redden (unformat) of  voor partitie recovery gebruikt. Je kunt zelfs bestanden terughalen van een gecrashte NAS.… Read More »

File Recovery from a SSD

Is file recovery from a SSD (Solid State Drive) possible? As more and more PCs and laptops are shipped with a SSD drive this question becomes more relevant. The question is relevant because a SSD treats deleted data differently than a conventional hard disk. Conventional hard disk vs a SSD Conventional hard disk In this… Read More »

FAT or NTFS partition shows as RAW – Repair a RAW disk

There are two ways to tackle the problem of a RAW partition: Extract data (file recovery) or repair the partition. Repairing a RAW partition is only possible in a limited number of cases using tools like DiskPatch. Safest approach is always to use file recovery software to copy data to another disk.

Data Recovery from unknown disk – background

In these articles, here, here and here, I test various diy data recovery software against an old disk I dug up. In this article I will dig a little deeper into this so we can analyze what’s the trouble with this disk. This article will get a bit technical but it follows very simple logic, so give… Read More »