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== Overview ==
  
=AccessData=
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According to our pioneer 3+1 Data Recovery process, the stage following the drive restoration will be data recovery using Data Compass.
  
Offers toolkits for forensics, password recovery, registry viewing, and distributing the password recovery over a collection of machines.
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After bringing the failed drive back to life, as a data recovery professional, you know now you need to recover the damaged file system by using file system recovery software; and maybe you know also you need to do a disk imaging in order to work from an accurate, stable hard drive image.
  
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Unfortunately, traditional disk imaging tools and methods are designed for and work on good HDDs only, not the patient HDDs that are unstable or inaccessible because of media defects and instable head, which are common challenges of Stage 2 in practice. Even more, with those traditional imaging tools, the time involved and the ordinary user-level repeated-read access to the media bring a risk of damaging the disk and head, making data lost irretrievable.
  
[http://www.accessdata.com/ website]
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But now there's a better way: The disk probing equipment included in the Data Compass suite bypassing the disk-level problems such as multiple bad sectors, damaged surfaces, malfunctioning head assembly, or corrupted servo info, In the meantime you can use the default software or any other defined software you have been familiar with (R-studio, Winhex, any) to perform file recovery. Through the Data Compass, problem drives will become intact hard drives and ready for file recovery attempts..
  
=Features=
 
  
==File Systems Understood==
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== What can Data Compass do? ==
  
The Forensics Toolkit Imager can read:
 
  
* All FAT.
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Data recovery from physically damaged HDDs is what Data Compass designed for.
* NTFS
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* Ext2 and Ext3
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* HFS
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* HPFS
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* CDFS
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* DVD
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* Locked systems like SAM/SYSTEM)
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(See [http://www.accessdata.com/products/imager/ imager notes])
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=== Image File Formats===
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* Encase
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* SMART
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* Snapback
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* Safeback
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* DD
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==File Search Facilities==
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    * Data recovery from HDDs with severe multiple BAD sectors, which appear because of platter surface scratch or malfunction or instability of the magnetic head assembly (MHA).
  
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    * Data recovery from HDDs that start to produce "clicking" sounds, which may be caused by corruption of sector servo labels or a MHA malfunction. If some heads or surfaces are damaged it is possible (before installation of MHA replacement) to create a copy of data using the remaining good surfaces or drive heads.
  
* "View over 270 different file formats"
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    * Availability of tools for logical analysis of FAT and NTFS file systems in the software complex allows data recovery in cases, when a drive is functional and only logical data structure is corrupted.
  
==Historical Reconstruction==
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    * When used with malfunctioning drives, Data Compass complex often allows selective extraction of data necessary to your customers without reading all data from a drive ("recover data by file" without creating a complete disk image) saving a lot of time. In some cases, when drive malfunctions cause constant self-damage (like scratches on disks or instable MHA) these are the only means to accomplish this task. With the ShadowDisk technology adopted, users need not to worry about the drive degradation problem.
  
Can it build timelines and search by creation date?
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== Related links ==
  
==Searching Abilities==
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[http://www.salvationdata.com Official Webiste]
 
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Can it search? Does it build an index? Can it focus on file types or particular kinds of metadata?
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==Hash Databases==
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Uses MD5 and SHA1.
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==Evidence Collection Features==
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Can it sign files? Does it keep an audit log?
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=History=
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Originally written in (YEAR), it has now developed into a Forensic Edition and an Enterprise Edition.
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==License Notes==
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Is it commercial or open source? Are there other licensing options?
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= External Links =
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[http://www.accessdata.com/ website]
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==External Reviews==
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Revision as of 07:35, 16 July 2009

Overview

According to our pioneer 3+1 Data Recovery process, the stage following the drive restoration will be data recovery using Data Compass.

After bringing the failed drive back to life, as a data recovery professional, you know now you need to recover the damaged file system by using file system recovery software; and maybe you know also you need to do a disk imaging in order to work from an accurate, stable hard drive image.

Unfortunately, traditional disk imaging tools and methods are designed for and work on good HDDs only, not the patient HDDs that are unstable or inaccessible because of media defects and instable head, which are common challenges of Stage 2 in practice. Even more, with those traditional imaging tools, the time involved and the ordinary user-level repeated-read access to the media bring a risk of damaging the disk and head, making data lost irretrievable.

But now there's a better way: The disk probing equipment included in the Data Compass suite bypassing the disk-level problems such as multiple bad sectors, damaged surfaces, malfunctioning head assembly, or corrupted servo info, In the meantime you can use the default software or any other defined software you have been familiar with (R-studio, Winhex, any) to perform file recovery. Through the Data Compass, problem drives will become intact hard drives and ready for file recovery attempts..


What can Data Compass do?

Data recovery from physically damaged HDDs is what Data Compass designed for.

   * Data recovery from HDDs with severe multiple BAD sectors, which appear because of platter surface scratch or malfunction or instability of the magnetic head assembly (MHA).
   * Data recovery from HDDs that start to produce "clicking" sounds, which may be caused by corruption of sector servo labels or a MHA malfunction. If some heads or surfaces are damaged it is possible (before installation of MHA replacement) to create a copy of data using the remaining good surfaces or drive heads.
   * Availability of tools for logical analysis of FAT and NTFS file systems in the software complex allows data recovery in cases, when a drive is functional and only logical data structure is corrupted.
   * When used with malfunctioning drives, Data Compass complex often allows selective extraction of data necessary to your customers without reading all data from a drive ("recover data by file" without creating a complete disk image) saving a lot of time. In some cases, when drive malfunctions cause constant self-damage (like scratches on disks or instable MHA) these are the only means to accomplish this task. With the ShadowDisk technology adopted, users need not to worry about the drive degradation problem.

Related links

Official Webiste