Thank You, Data Rescue 3.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by quasinormal, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    This is the best $100 I ever spent.

    I've been busy the last few weeks ripping CDs, embedding artwork and sorting things out in a 1TB plus Apple lossless library, before I put all my stuff in storage and travel for a while. Its been a complete disaster. I wanted to put a SSD and a 1TB drive in a MBP thinking iTunes was only 920GB when in reality it is closer to 1TB due to the way iTunes addresses the 1024 bit in a meg thing.

    I moved everything to a seagate goflex 2TB FW800, thinking I'll boot into that and continue working and then image it over to a 2 x 1TB RAID 0 in the MBP. A week ago I killed my back up drive (plugged in the wrong power adapter) and I thought then how unlucky would I have to be to kill my main as well in the next . The other day we had a major electrical storm and I switched everything off, not realising that I'd postponed a restart after a software update a few days earlier. I'd corrupted the main drive and after trying a few things made it worse, without having made a back up because i was waiting to buy a new drive.

    I was heartbroken thinking I'd need to use a old 3 week back-up and lose all that work. Tech Tool Pro has helped me out heaps of time in the past, but it was too far gone for it. I googled for data recovery and found a few threads around the place recommending Data Rescue 3. I downloaded the demo and DR3 did a scan of the drive and showed a graph representing read speeds. The data recovery allowed me to pinpoint the music folder and then direct the recovered files via target disc mode to a Mac Pro. You'll have to excuse my dodgy way of doing things while the wait for Thunderbolt proper continues.

    It took 10 hours to recover the 1.04TB. I hope starting this thread doesn't make me seem like a shill, but I am so impressed by this software and ever so grateful for getting my files back.
     
  2. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    I've just discovered this program. I was node ring to use it on my fully working MBP, I need a spare HD right?

    I've got a portable HD but that has movies, etc on it. Will using Drive Rescue wipe the spare hard drive as it recovers data?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    No.

    I had to use DR3 several times already, and once it took almost a week to recover data from a 27 GB iBook HDD, but it worked.
    The other times I used it, it was much quicker.

    Nowadays I just backup important data (my photos and my video footage) at least twice, thus I have three copies of it.
    Text documents get backed up via DropBox and music gets backed up once.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    Yep, I've used Data Rescue many times for things that no other software I had would work for (not personal stuff, at work). It's quite impressive software.

    jW
     
  5. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    Will it be ok if I select a 4gb pen drive for it to put the retrieved data on?

    I take it that it shows me what data I want to recover before it physically brings it back?
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    It should, yes. I have not used Data Rescue, but I have used Alsoft's DiskWarrior for a similar recovery job. Worked perfectly, and let me choose exactly what to save.
     
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