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I've been using SpinRite 6 for quite a while. It's amazing, and even with it's age (latest version is 6.0, launched in 2004 ) can detect even the biggest of drives (detected and scanned my F3 and F4 completely without issues) and fix them (at least long enough to recover the data). It has been the best use of $80 in my life (the amounts of data i have rescued have no equal).

But, even tho it is so amazing, i'm looking for a replacement, or a second-opinion software which is, if not as good, better. Does anything like this piece of awesome exist with a reasonable price tag?
Edited by Starbomba - 8/10/11 at 7:44pm
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The only thing I've heard tons about is TestDisk. It's free (donationware) - but I'm not sure if SpinRite is worse than it... SpinRite is quite capable.
     
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The only thing I've heard tons about is TestDisk. It's free (donationware) - but I'm not sure if SpinRite is worse than it... SpinRite is quite capable.
Main reason i keep using it

I just want to have a more "modern" replacement for quick (but darned good) analysis of HDD's. I'll still keep using SpinRite for true, or full HDD recovery, but if i know where the damage is i might even use the other software for a speedy recovery (and disk disposal).

The reason i'm not grabbing a "commercial" tool is because many have skipped (found, at best) errors which SpinRite finds and fixes, even though it takes it's sweet time doing it.
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