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Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: January 20, 2020 05:41PM
Is this a pipe dream or is there a program available for me to retrieve data from an "erased" hard drive?

Obviously for a Mac OSX 13
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 20, 2020 05:48PM
SSD or HDD? AFPS or HFS?

DataRescue is probably one of the better ones, otherwise mail it to Ontrack.



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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: PeterW
Date: January 20, 2020 06:15PM
Second Data Rescue. DL a free demo here [www.prosofteng.com] which let you do a test recovery before you buy the program.
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: hal
Date: January 20, 2020 06:27PM
If you really need that data, your best bet is to not touch it and sent it straight to a pro.
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 20, 2020 06:31PM
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hal
If you really need that data, your best bet is to not touch it and sent it straight to a pro.

And be prepared to pay hundreds.



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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 20, 2020 06:32PM
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hal
If you really need that data, your best bet is to not touch it and sent it straight to a pro.

And be prepared to pay hundreds.

Thousands...



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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: January 20, 2020 07:03PM
They aren't great, but:

PhotoRec - Command Line
Disk Drill - GUI version of the above, costs money. Full price is NOT worth it. I bought a copy for $4 on Slickdeals forum, from a user who got it as part of a Mac bundle and didn't need it.
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 20, 2020 07:23PM
.....if you wait for the new 'Picard' TV show........Data will be resurrected on it.......in what form......???


....unknown until it airs.......the Series Premiere is later this week on CBS All Access........



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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: January 20, 2020 08:06PM
One SSD, one HDD
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: January 20, 2020 09:19PM
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C(-)ris
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jdc
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hal
If you really need that data, your best bet is to not touch it and sent it straight to a pro.

And be prepared to pay hundreds.

Thousands...

Yep. Ten years or so ago, my IT guy was rebuilding our server database, and neglected to do a backup first. Data went poof! Cost $5,000 to have a company reconstruct it. Medical office went back to paper for about a week.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 20, 2020 09:47PM
Erased data on a SSD is very precarious. If the drive was very full, wear leveling could be overwriting data whenever it is powered up.



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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 21, 2020 06:23AM
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Erased data on a SSD is very precarious. If the drive was very full, wear leveling could be overwriting data whenever it is powered up.

And if TRIM support was enabled, it doesn't even need to be very full, the blocks are marked for erasing immediately.
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 21, 2020 10:45AM
And be prepared to pay hundreds.

No

Thousands...


C(-)ris beat me to it.

I knew a photographer who's HD went T/U, but he needed to recover the data.

It cost him $2000 even from DriveSavers, but he got it all back. That was maybe 15 years ago.

All of our common tools are active, for want of a better word. Destructive might be better.

I'm waiting (and it's a wait) for Steve Gibson's SpinRite for Mac to ship.

SpinRite isn't perfect and has it's detractors, but apparently it has a very high save rate on the Other Side. He's got another project going, but after that, it's our turn.

Right now, Mac HDs can be examined and potentially repair as with PC HDs, by connecting them to the internal bus of a PC and booting from the SpinRite app.

It's supposedly a nondestructive (or something like that) repair. I'm not sure about the nuts and bolts, but it sounds better than anything we have so far, for home use.

I understand it doesn't help now, but it's something to look forward to.




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Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 21, 2020 10:51AM
If you really need that data, your best bet is to not touch it and sent it straight to a pro.

Attempt any kind of recovery yourself can/may make professional recovery less effective to impossible.

That said, if it were my HD, I'd try DiskWarrior, only because if it can access the drive, it can give an opinion without altering any part of the drive.

It will say if it can't repair it prior to attempting a repair.

If it thinks it could, me- I'd give it ago, unless it was absolutely critical.

Then I'd have to consider professional care.




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all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

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Re: PS
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 21, 2020 11:02AM
For posterity, here are links to one guy's method of running SpinRite on a Mac.

I don't have the guts, based on a quick glance.


Part One
[kevinstreet.co.uk]

Part Two
[kevinstreet.co.uk]




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You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: January 21, 2020 01:23PM
One of the main things is, somehow I merged the two hard drives, "Fusion" Apple calls it.

That will of course screw me even more but anyone have any sage advice?
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: hal
Date: January 21, 2020 05:20PM
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One of the main things is, somehow I merged the two hard drives, "Fusion" Apple calls it.

That will of course screw me even more but anyone have any sage advice?

Which of the previous tips have you followed? Those people citing $1000s for recovery - have you priced a service recently? Last time I checked, it was much less than it used to be, but I dunno.

If you have a fusion drive - stop messing around. You will need to buy high end recovery software or take it to a pro.

here's a review of a product that claims it can fix this: I'm skeptical, but it's not me who is desperate. [www.igeeksblog.com]
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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 21, 2020 08:41PM
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Surfrider
One of the main things is, somehow I merged the two hard drives, "Fusion" Apple calls it.

That will of course screw me even more but anyone have any sage advice?

You might be SOL on that one. I've never had anyone recover a Fusion drive, not saying it can't be done. I've just never seen it done.

My best data recovery was a dual problem. Bad drive and it was Filevault encrypted AND they lost the passcode. After days of trying I was able to restore the drive to a new drive, and a few days of trying passwords later I actually managed to guess his password. He had provided a list of passwords for other things he had used and I started guessing deviations and things that sounded similar. To this day I am still amazed I retrieved the data.



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Re: Best Data Recovery Software
Posted by: qdog2
Date: January 23, 2020 07:41AM
Spinrite is not designed to recover data from an erased disk. It is designed to recover data from a corrupt disk.



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