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Posted on 2006-06-10
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Hi All,

I have a SCSI hard drive here that has data on it that I need to get back.

It was a dynamic drive (windows 2003) but the partitions were deleted (3 of them, i think) and one of them was recreated (as a basic disk) hopefully the following will make it clearer.

Originally, Dynamic Disk - 10gb partition, 10gb partition, 14gb partition
Now, Basic Disk - 10gb GAP, 10gb parition, 14gb GAP

I have spinrite6, but I dont know how or if it can restore the parition information.

The question is, how can I get this data back?

I can see that spinrite can see the data there, it shows it on the display, but how can I restore it to be readable??

Other programs, tools, whatever - cost is not a problem here

Thanks in advance

-red
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hi redseatechnologies,
First of all I'd recomand to try a demo program by easeus
http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizardpro/dynamic-disks-recovery.htm
..it says that can recover deleted dynamic partitions, but I didn't test that. I accidently deleled a NTFS partition, created a new NTFS partition on the free space and format it. EaseUs Data Recovery got my data back in one hour.
A very good software, like the EaseUs Data Recovery is Restorer 2000 pro. Both worth the try.
Good  luck.

EaseUs Data Recovery
http://www.sofotex.com/EaseUs-Data-Recovery-Wizard-download_L34038.html

Restorer 2000 pro
http://www.bitmart.net/r2k.shtml
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The best data recovery software is getdataback, from http://runtime.org

Just make sure you have enough free diskspace on another HD where you can copy the data to, as it doesn't write anything to the bad disk. The free download can scan the disk and will show you what is recoverable, once you register it you can recover the files.
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by:redseatechnologies
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Great, thanks for the links guys,

I am glad I posted this before having a go and wasting time :)

Thanks

-red
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your welcome
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by:redseatechnologies
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Oh, and for the record, I did use GetDataBack - the other links that were posted also looked like they would work just as well though (hence the split).

-red
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