DeepSpar Disk Imager™

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Currently only the Windows version of R-Studio can work with DeepSpar Disk Imager™ directly. R-Studio versions for Mac and Linux can load and process its images.

DeepSpar Disk Imager™ (DDI) is an HDD imaging device specifically built for data recovery from hard drives with hardware issues. It greatly increases imaging speed, accuracy, and integrity of data retrieved from such drives.

The main features that DDI provides when working with hard drives are the following:

Direct low-level access to a hard drive bypassing the computers BIOS.

Disabling specific drive read/write heads.

Disable SMART subsystem, Bad Sector Reallocation, and Read Look-Ahead

Read sector timeout controlled by Software/Hardware/PHY drive reset commands

Bit level analysis of corrupted data to filter out the read-write channel noise

Fully customizable multi-pass imaging

And many more others an advanced disk imager must have. You may learn more about DDI on its vendor site: DeepSpar Disk Imager™.

Viewing the drive map

A drive map shows the conditions for individual disk sectors. You may see which sectors are OK, bad, or unstable.

To view the drive map,

*Control-click the required hard drive/partition and select Show drive map... on the contextual menu,
>The drive map will appear in the right tab.

Click to expand/collapse Drive map controls

To see more detailed information about a particular sector range, right click the corresponding rectangle and select Information on the contextual menu.

Click the Open in Hex Editor button to open the selected block in the Text/hexadecimal editor.

Viewing the file map

A file map shows the conditions for individual file sectors. You may see which sectors are OK, bad, or unstable.

To view the file map,

*Control-click the required file and select Map of file... on the contextual menu,
>The file map will appear in the lower pane.

Click to expand/collapse Drive map controls

To see more detailed information about a particular sector range, right click the corresponding rectangle and select Information on the contextual menu.

Click the Open in Hex Editor button to open the selected block in the Text/hexadecimal editor.