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Version 5.x
  • A completely overhauled file previewer which can show picture tiles and first frames of video files as icons, and supports a large number of video/audio/graphic/document file formats. These files can now be played back without their respective applications installed.
  • Support for APFS (including encryption), a new Apple file system introduced in macOS High Sierra.
  • Direct access to the system disk even when Apple's System Integration Protection is enabled.
  • Compressed images (the R-Drive Image type, .rdi) can now be mounted in the system as virtual devices to make them accessible for other software.
  • Components management for various disk and volume managers (LVM, LDM, WSS, AppleRAID, etc.).
  • Drive auto-refresh can be enabled/disabled. This feature is useful when a failing drive is connected.
  • Support for Apple CoreStorage/File Vault/Fusion Drive.
  • Support for mdadm RAIDs.
  • Automatic recognition of newly connected/disconnected USB devices.
  • Improved support for the NTFS log.
  • A new data analyzing and recovery kernel that improves data recovery speed and results.
  • Support for HFS+, Ext3/4fs, and UFS extended attributes, that improves recovery results for Mac OSX Time Machine and Linux selinux ACL.
  • Processing of the HFS+, NTFS, and Ext3/4 FS journal to increase a number of successfully found files.
  • Processing of UFS soft updates journal to improve data recovery.
  • Symlink recovery options in the Technician version.
  • Hard drive icons in the Drive View show the overall HDD SMART status.
  • A new advanced algorithm for recovering exFAT partitions.
  • A new advanced algorithm for raw file recovery (search for file signatures) with regularly checked and updated file signature database.
  • Support for unsyncronized Windows software RAIDs.
  • Support for Windows Storage Spaces created in Windows 10 Threshold 2/Anniversary/Fall Creators updates.
  • Support for the ReFS2+ file system (Windows 2016 Server).
  • Support for NTFS deduplication.
  • New extended duplicate file processing options.
  • Improved data copy in Hexadecimal editor.
Version 4.x
  • Accelerated disk scan for fast-read devices.
  • More reliable and significantly faster recognition of NTFS and FAT partitions.
  • Search for deleted file versions. R-Studio for Mac can search for deleted file versions using their sizes, names and extensions, and recognized file types as the search parameters.
  • Improved data selection in the Hexadecimal editor. Now the beginning and end of the area to be selected can be set by the "Select from" and "Select to" commands in the shortcut menu.
  • Appending data to an existing file in the Hexadecimal editor. A file fragment selected in the editor can be appended to an existing file.
  • An external file can be loaded to a selected position in the file opened in the Hexadecimal editor.
  • Support for Apple software RAIDs created by the OS X system. R-Studio can automatically recognize and assemble them from their members. Members with severe corrupted RAID parameter records can be added manually.
  • Support for Windows Storage Spaces created by Windows 8/8.1 and 10. R-Studio can automatically assemble windows storage spaces even with small database damage. They can be manually assembled if their databases are totally corrupted on some parents.
  • Support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM/LVM2). R-Studio can automatically recognize and assemble its volumes from their components even if the LVM volume parameter records are slightly damaged. Components with severe corrupted LVM volume parameter records can be added manually.
  • Support for DiskSpar Disk Imager images and disk maps. R-Studio can read and process images and disk maps created by the DiskSpar Disk Imager without R-Studio.
  • S.M.A.R.T. attribute monitoring. R-Studio can display S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) attributes for hard drives to show their hardware health and predict their possible failures. Any unnecessary work with such hard drives should be avoided if S.M.A.R.T. warnings appear.
  • Support for HFS+ hardlinks to folders.
  • GUI languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portugal, Russian,Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese.
  • Automatic RAID parameter recognition. R-Studio can recognize all RAID parameters for RAID 5 and 6. This feature helps the user to solve one of the most difficult problems in RAID recovery - RAID parameter recognition.
  • Support for new RAID levels: RAID10 (1+0), RAID1E, RAID5E, RAID5EE, and RAID6E.
  • Support for parity delays in all applicable RAID layouts.
  • The interface language can be changed on-the-fly.
  • Improved emergency startup for Mac and other UEFI computers.
  • An advanced algorithm for raw file recovery (search for file signatures).
  • The Hex editor extension: A file location is shown in a particular disk sector.
  • Support for Directory Junctions and Symbolic Links.
Version 3.x
  • Support for ReFS (Resilient File System), a new local file system Microsoft introduced in its Windows 2012 Server.
  • A new file previewer that supports additional file formats: Adobe Acrobat pdf, Microsoft Office documents doc, xls, ppt (Office 97-2003), docx, xlsx, pptx.
  • Support for new RAID levels: RAID10 (1+0), RAID1E, RAID5E, RAID5EE, RAID6E, and RAID5 with parity delays often used in HP servers.
  • Almost all R-Studio's files (images, scan info, logs, etc.) can be saved to and load from, a remote computer.
  • Simultaneous image creation and scan. Now R-Studio for Mac can create an image and, at the same time, scan the data from the image. As a result, two files are created at the same place: an image file and file with the scan info.
  • File Recovery Lists: lists of files from disks that can be exported out of R-Studio for Mac, manually edited, than imported back, and files from those lists will be automatically marked for recovery. Such lists are very useful if you want someone who is far away to decide which files are to recover.
  • RAID consistency check: you may check whether the parity blocks on a RAID are valid.
  • Image and scan info files may be saved on and load from, remote computers. This helps R-Studio for Mac to avoid transferring large data volumes over network during network recovery.
Version 2.x
  • RAID 6 support, including Reed-Solomon and Vertical XOR. Support for custom-specified RAID 6 layouts.
  • Support for exFAT and Ext4 FS file systems.
  • Advanced object copy. In addition to byte to byte copy of any object visible in the Drives panel, smart copy of partitions and hard drives with size and offset adjustment is available.
  • Recovers compressed, encrypted files and alternative data streams from NTFS partitions.
  • Support for Directory Junctions and Symbolic Links. Hard links, symbolic links, and their targets are shown using different icons.
  • Dynamic disk support including unsyncronized Windows software RAIDs.
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