The Must-Have Tool for Data Recovery
Especially aimed at:
Logical Malfunction Partition loss
File corruption Virus Attack
Accidental Disk Format
Physical Malfunction Undetected by BIOS or OS
Physical damage on sectors
Read instability after head swap
Single head damage
As a specialist in data recovery world, you know many causes of data loss. In general, we can sum up as follows:
Causes of Data Loss
HARD DRIVE& * Inexperienced&operation error
42% PROBLEM 58% * Software program malfunction
* Forgotten password
LOGICAL PROBLEM HARD DRIVE&SYSTEM MALFUNCTION
* Hard Drive with quot;Clickingquot; Firmware
* Drive spin motor fault
* PCBA damage
Firmware contains the commands
* Bad sector
which make the Hard Disk work and
* Firmware / ROM damage
a mass of management information
* System Area defect
such as P-List,G-List,bad sectors
and so on.
Firmware can be compared to the
personal computers operating
Logical problems you can handle with so much available software.
However if you can handle those 42% of the problems of Hard Drive malfunction you can do more data recovery no
matter what case you meet. Then people will start calling you quot;Guruquot;, bringing you recognition and leadership in the
profession and more business to your company without doubt.
Want to get more from every drive?
The SalvationDATA Data Compass easily helps me get rid of SA
bad sectors which can't be repaired by other drive restoration
products we've been using before, because it gives access to
user data area directly by using its Analog technology which
virtually boot the hard drive SA-independently.
--- Yimei Cao, Lead Data Recovery Engineer
CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc.
DATA Extraction & File Retrieval: The key task.
After bringing a failed drive back to life, as a data recovery professional, you know now you need to recover the file
system which may be damaged by using file system recovery software; and maybe you know also you need to do a disk
imaging in order to work from an accurate, stable hard drive image.
Unfortunately, traditional disk imaging tools and methods are designed for and work on good HDDs only, not the damaged
HDDs that are unstable or inaccessible because of media defects and unstable head, which are common challenges of
Stage 2 in practice. Even more, with those traditional imaging tools, the time involved and the ordinary user-level
repeated-read access to the media bring a risk of damaging the disk and head, making lost data irretrievable.
Now in 2008 a world-leading solution incorporating state-of-the-art data recovery technologies changes the mode of data
recovery revolutionarily. Data Compass helps to easily complete the incredible difficult job.
Data Compass is the Stage 2 and Stage 3 tool used in extracting the data and in file recovery.
This stage repairs drives that are This extra stage deals with drives with
undetected, not responding, and drives physically damaged hardware
that can be accessed but produce null components such as head stack and
data. Being the primary stage of the DR spindle motor, which can t be repaired:
flow, another use of it is to carry out all the only solution is to replace with a
round diagnostics to the drive and good one.
decide which stage to follow next.
This stage involves rebuilding the file This stage deals with drives that have
system, retrieving the user data and read inability problems because of
verifying the integrity of the files. physical/ logical bad sectors on SA and/
or user area.
SalvationDATA Data Compass Suite includes:
1.Data Compass Console
2.Data Compass Software
3. AC Adaptor
4. PC-Console USB Cable
5. SATA-IDE Adaptor
6. SATA Cable
7. USB to SATA & IDE Adaptor
8.Extra Power Cable for USB to SATA & IDE Adaptor
9. 2.5 to 3.5 IDE Adaptor
10. SATA Power Cable
11. IDE Cable
12. Power Cable
14.Twelve months full technical support (phone, email, MSN and remote assistance)
15.Access to online forum
16.Access to database with firmware modules and BOOT
17.Total free software upgrade
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9 10 11 12 13
Powerful Functions of DATA COMPASS
Supporting More Types of Hard Disks
DC supports a comprehensive series of PATA and SATA hard drives,
Including IDE, SATA, 3.5quot;, 2.5quot;, 1.8quot; and 1.0quot; from different
manufacturers to do physical and logical data recovery. Also it can be
used for the logical data recovery towards the storage medium such
as FLASH (USB, SD, MMC) and FDD.
Supporting More Types of Partition
See how the powerful functions make your operation easier and more professional
DC has abundant and creative built-in functions. Whether it is a HD with firmware problem or bad sector, it allows
you to access the data directly like accessing the good working hard disks. With DC, you don't need the
The following is a brief introduction on how the DC solves your numerous difficult
You can't access the data from the hard disk or you can read the data from the hard disk, but all the data are
unidentified? Don't worry about it; your data are still on the sectors. With built-in optimized algorithm and DBER
(Dynamic-Balanced Enhanced Read) technology, DC can help you retrieve the data from partially damaged bad
sectors which can't be copied/imaged by other tools. And it can efficiently avoid the endless loop as well as
unresponsive situations while reading the data.
With Data Compass
File system crashed? Once the file system crashed, the operating system can't get any
information from the hard disk, such as Partition, catalogue, even all the files disappear. It
seems that the hard disk includes no data. The damage may be caused by multiple bad
sectors, damaged surfaces, malfunctioning head assembly, or corrupted servo info, etc.
Data Compass has built in DRS software which is used for logical data recovery. DRS adopts the built-in
algorithm to revise the disordered file structure. What's more, it can search the file header independently, not relaying
on the way of operating system's scanning by sectors.
Using the built-in DRS software, you can directly access the files which are most wanted by customers.
Via the Sector Editor, you can read the data in sectors. However, once attempting to read the data, the heads will
click continuously. A professional may take risk to solve the problem by swapping the head stack. However, if you
can't find the donor head stack or you never know how to swap it, what will you do? DC has
the professional solution (HEPSS--High efficiency power supply system) towards the
problems which caused by unstable heads or serious physical bad sectors. When the head
reads the bad sector areas, the hard disk's control section will automatically increase
the electric output of the head power supply. Thus it can enhance the head's read and
write ability to the utmost limit of the design, in order to prevent the endless clicking caused
by the head read failure in the original standard working mode. From now on, you don't need
to risk swapping head stack for this kind of disks, cutting the cost remarkably.
As a professional, you may always choose head swap to make HDDs detected by computer. However, because of the
head and sector instability, chances are that the head will be damaged and the sectors will be scratched again by
multiple read operations. Shadow Drive technology of DC can image sectors which have been read to an external
shadow disk. Therefore the future read operation request will be sent to corresponding sectors of the shadow disk.
That means the sectors in source disk which are read many times in the traditional data recovery process will be read
only one time now. This technology maximally reduces the number of read operations towards the source drive
to effectively prevent further damage to the head and sector as well as avoiding multiple head swap in data
imaging. You need know that finding a matching head stack is not an easy task. Herein, DC can reduce the customers'
loss by long time searching for a donor head assembly, and additional cost by purchasing another donor as well as
reduce the high risk of the multiple head swap.
DC does both at one time Avoid further damage to instable heads and sectors
It is a great risk of accessing customer's HDD directly through OS. That is because when the OS is reading the sectors,
it will automatically write administrative data into the sectors, which provides convenience to the system resource
management. Unfortunately, this operation will cause the source HDD corruption and data loss, when this
configuration runs on some extremely unstable HDD. DC has a built-in quot;SWPS (safe write-protect system)quot;
technology which can block the accessing command beyond this rule via base monitoring to prevent all the accidental
damage. Finally, it ensures the 100% intactness of the data on the source HDD when doing data recovery.
To HDDs with lots of bad sectors, some traditional tools which can skip bad sectors may help you image eighty percent
of sectors, among which sixty percent have data that can be recovered finally. But in a one-time data recovery service,
the customers' required data are quite possibly among the forty percent you can't handle. You may take several days to
recover the data, but it is useless. That's because the disk imaging tool you are using can only skip the bad
sectors, which causes a large amount of data loss and intactness damage. With built-in optimized algorithm and
DBER (Dynamic-Balanced Enhanced Read) technology, Data Compass is able to retrieve bad sectors that are
partially corrupted and cannot be cloned/ imaged by other tools available. Proved by the experiments, you can gain
30 percent more data and success rate of file open than other disk imaging tools.
Can do nothing about the left
Serious physical bad sectors may cause the HDDs stuck in data imaging process, which will waste you a lot of
time. The automatic monitor function of DC can realize auto soft reset, auto hard reset and power reset, total three
kinds of methods to automatically reset/reboot drives that become unresponsive because of media scratch, to continue
imaging process and make the program continue the data read operation automatically. As a result, you don't need to
stand around watching and waiting for the entire system to be rebooted. Save your valuable time and labor cost!
10 minutes? 20 minutes? 50 minutes?
one hour? two hours? three hours?
Easily get rid of the headache with DC.
The anti-error mechanism of BIOS and OS can prevent you from reading the sectors with physical damage, even
depop the whole HDD. In this condition, all the BIOS-dependent and OS-dependent tools turn to be totally useless.
Equipped with a HOST, DC makes you be available to operate on the HDD to gain more customer data
independently on the BOIS and OS, good or bad. Meanwhile, you can specify any catalog and file to gain accurate
DC extracts every byte
of available data
Your customers have to wait several days or weeks because of
multiple bad sectors or too slow imaging speed? Have you Other imaging tools
lost many customers due to speed problem? DC adopts Days or Weeks?
UDMA100 transmit protocol with transmit speed 6G/M, sector
servo reading technology and totally the factory model. You
can easily backup the data after only one servo reading
process, even for serious bad sectors, at least increasing Days or Weeks? Done in a couple hours, even less.
300% to 500% efficiency compared with any other imaging
tools available elsewhere.
Feel it's too difficult to repair your firmware? Or you have come across bad sectors in SA which is headache even
for experienced engineers? Through the new quot;Analogquot; technology, DC directly generates key information for booting
drive in RAM; therefore, users can directly access data area in hard drive without initializing the SA. With the fast
changing hard drive density and models today, such quot;hot swap methodquot; to access the drive brings us to the times of
quot;data recovery without firmware repairquot;. We can read damaged SA and access the data directly, no need to find
suitable firmware donor or do hot swap, especially problems like multiple bad sectors in SA.
Acquires data without repairing SA
SA Read attempt Using DC
User data area
SA Read attempt Traditional practice
The different conditions of data recovery are numerous so we have to carry out different access methods to enhance
the efficiency. But you can't optimize this on the basis of different conditions as ordinary softwares only offer one
single reading mode. DC offers two built-in modes: PIO protocol and UDMA protocol, which you may customize to
your own protocol based on your needs or special conditions. For multiple bad sectors, you may choose PIO to read
more data; for fewer bad sectors, you may choose UDMA. At the same time, you can adjust the two modes with three
selectable methods to control the whole reading process: forward image, backward image and leap image.
PIO Mode, data transfer rate from 3.3 MB/S to 16.6 MB/S
Define access mode
UDMA100 Mode, up to 133 MB/S
Worrying your work lost in reading process in power surge? Or you intend to stop the reading process to adjust any
parameters? DC allows you to stop or continue the read process at your will . As DC has imaged the entire info and
sector map in the target drive and shadow disk (normal sectors, damaged sectors and acquired sectors), you may
stop this program at any time to read any imaged sector. Convenient and worry-free!
Interrupt or resume the extraction
anytime you want
Do you want to know the whole real-time read process so that you can make an analysis and optimize the operation
procedures? Thereby you can get twice the result with half the effort? DC provides comprehensive real-time
monitoring. Buzzer, LED and procedures scroll bars can offer you real-time feedback of current flow, indicating which
operation is in process on your target drive. Thus it allows you to understand the overall operation of the process and
facilitate your accumulation of experience.
Real-time report of the extraction
For those professionals who are originally engaged in data recovery, they have a set or
sets of their familiar Phase 3 software products, in other words, the logical data recovery
The drive restoration products they want to purchase - Phase 1 and Phase 2 devices- can
be in good compatibility with the Phase 3 products they already have, thus no need to get
familiar with another new set of program features.
DC adopts the open-source design of upper logical software, so you are free to
specify any logical data recovery program you are familiar with, which is used as
the upper recovery software to work with the DC. This feature can make your job easier, more convenient,
especially for those who are involved in the file system restoration for many years. The experts who have their favorite
software will benefit a lot from this considerate design.
You can pre-set a series of read parameters scripts on DC, which allows you control over the full operation process:
Sectors leap, read timeouts, retry attempts, bad sectors repair (ECC processing), optional read mode, the enhanced
error-tolerance algorithms against bad sectors imaging (based on UNC / AMNF / IDNF / ABRT) and read / ready
DC gives total control
Sector Read time Read Bad sector
Leap -outs Retries ECC repair
Intelligent bad sector leap function: After implementation of the bad sectors attempts
according to the value which is pre-set on the device, the software will try to leap from the
sector skipped and read backward until bad sectors found again, rather than reading directly
forward from identified bad sector. Through this technique, you can get more user data than
other general bad sectors leaping technologies.
Sound quality, green energy--DC passed the malfunction-free test for 100,000 hours. DC electric power consumption :
Adopting 2008 newly-released FREESCALE ARM11+ACTEL UDMA and Dual Core chip-processing technology for
function controlling, DC provides high-speed, stable and precise control of hard drive image, ensuring each operation
secure and credible.
Dimension (length*width*height) 11.3*16.2*3.2(cm)
Transmission Type USB 2.0
Standard Interface Type 3.5quot;PATA
External Interface Type 3.5quot; SATA 2.5quot; PATA/SATA
Device Support Type 3.5quot; IDE/SATA HDD, 2.5quot; IDE/SATA HDD
Control Button Number 8 pcs
Buzzer 1 pcs
Indicator Number 16 pcs
Power Supply 16-24V --- 3A
Operating System WINDOWS 2000/2003/XP/VISTA
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