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Author Topic: Worth a read: Don't Panic! How to Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive  (Read 1305 times)

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    Worth a read: Don't Panic! How to Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive

    Recently I was recovering data from my friends laptop when I decided to see some different ways of recovering or backing up a hard drive.

    Through Google I came across this article:

    It tells you about hard drive recovery and how you can go about doing it. It then also tells you what the chances are for recovering from a drive that has gone through a mechanical failure (Gone through a natural disaster or dipped in oil).

    Upon reading this I decided to find software that can recover data in situations that the hard drive is a logical failure.

    Here I found:


    Clonezilla comes in a live CD that you can load into a computer and creates a partition or disk clone from your hard drive.


    Bacula comes with a set of programs that can manage backup, recovery and even support doing so over a large network with different OS's.


    Redo Backup and Recovery can just about do that lot, recover, backup, partition editing, partcloning etc. and it comes in a live cd so you can boot it straight from the system.

    These are only a few free programs that I found from browsing SourceForge (best place for a community of people working on free projects) and it would be great if other people could suggest stories or software for data recovery, backup etc.
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