Difference between pages "ATA Interface" and "Data Compass"

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ATA is the AT Attachment interface, one of two major standards for connecting hard drives to general purpose computers. The other standard is [[SCSI]].
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'''Data Compass''' is a hardware and software data recovery tool produced by [[SalvationDATA]]. The product uses a "3+1 Data Recovery" to restore damaged media. The product is intended to recover data from hard drives with multiple bad sectors, platter surface problems, head instabilities, or are making clicking sounds. The vendor claims to spin up hard drives using an emulated [[firmware]] rather than the drive's own firmware. This could enable recovery from damaged hardware, but this claim has not been independently verified. A software component is available for filesystem repair.
  
PATA is the Parallel ATA specification. Mostly incorrectly referred to as IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) by a lot of vendors.
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== External Links ==
SATA is the Serial ATA specification.
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[http://www.salvationdata.com Official web site]
  
ATAPI is an extension on the ATA standard for optical media, like CD, DVD, Blu-Ray.
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[[Category:Disk_imaging]]
 
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==References==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT_Attachment Wikipedia Article Parallel ATA]
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* [http://www.t10.org/t13/project/d1321r3-ATA-ATAPI-5.pdf ATA/ATAPI-5] T13 Technical Specification
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Latest revision as of 06:21, 24 July 2009

Data Compass is a hardware and software data recovery tool produced by SalvationDATA. The product uses a "3+1 Data Recovery" to restore damaged media. The product is intended to recover data from hard drives with multiple bad sectors, platter surface problems, head instabilities, or are making clicking sounds. The vendor claims to spin up hard drives using an emulated firmware rather than the drive's own firmware. This could enable recovery from damaged hardware, but this claim has not been independently verified. A software component is available for filesystem repair.

External Links

Official web site