Data Rescue 3 graph

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Maccle, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Maccle macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2011
    I'm trying to retrieve pictures off a, what looks like, failing hard drive. I downloaded a trial version of Data Rescue 3 and ran the Deep Scan (Quick scan wouldn't work). However, it was taking way too long (50mb in 24 hours and it had to get through 500gb. I suspended it and did a hard drive analysis and got this chart back.

    It seems after the first 60gb, the hard drive is fine. Is this a good sign and, if so, what's the best way to get pictures off of it? I've already got another hard drive so I don't mind if this dies, but the pictures are important. Thanks for any help on this!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It once took me a week to scan a 30 GB HDD with Data Rescue and it worked for the most part in the end.
    Maybe you just have to let it run, but if it only scanned 50 MB in 24 hours, it would take 27 years to scan a 500 GB HDD at that speed. Maybe you have to invest in a professional data recovery service, where an analysation would cost 100 to 200 USD and a recovery around 1000 USD.

    Next time have a backup of your backup.

    I have one 500 GB HDD for my photographs (digital and analog) libraries and editing documents, one 500 GB HDD with my personal video footage in an editing friendly format.
    Both 500 GB HDDs get backed up to one 1 TB HDD via CarbonCopyCloner.
    And that 1 TB HDD gets backed up to another 1 TB HDD via CarbonCopyCloner.
    Therefore I have three copies of my important data.
  3. Maccle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2011
    The price I was quoted for a recovery was a bit of my budget (which was around the $1000 mark you mentioned) :( Are there any tools that can skip the dodgy parts of the drive and get to work on the rest? It seems as if it's only the beginning part that's causing a problem.

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