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Old 10-27-2010, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just came across some old hard drives that crashed and are no longer usable. Most likely due to bad sectors. I wanted to see if it is possible for me to restore them on my own. What tools would you recommend? I heard Acronis was pretty useful.
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Acronis is good. You can run your hdd's manufacturer software.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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HDD Regenerator works pretty well too. Although the free version can only scan for bad sectors, not repair them.

Also best advice I can give you is do not use those disks anymore.
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Even when their repaired, they're still not as reliable as the need to be.
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Well, not for OS use.
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