DataNumen has released DataNumen Disk Image v. 1.1, a free Windows disk program that creates a disk image from any drive on the computer. The software functions by cloning byte by byte the raw data of the drive or disk. Version 1.1 features substantially faster cloning speeds, as well as an enhanced library of statistical information.
With age, drives develop more and more bad sectors. If bad sectors result in damaged files that can no longer be accessed, it is a common practice to attempt to recover the files directly on the damaged drive.
Unfortunately, this practice often creates additional problems. The data recovery process itself requires writing new files to the damaged drive, and this process can jeopardize the ability of users to recover the bad files. DataNumen Disk Image helps data managers and forensic professionals clone a damaged drive and move the clone to a second computer where the analysis can take place safely.
Many of DataNumen´s extensive libraries of file recovery applications are able to work with the cloned backup image that DataNumen Disk Image creates. If a user accidentally reformats his hard drive, for example, and uses DataNumen Outlook Repair to recover some of the files, it is possible that reading and rewriting the Outlook files will result in additional file damage. Fortunately, DataNumen Outlook Repair can work with a cloned disk image on a second computer to recover the lost Outlook files. The software searches the raw data in the clone, byte by byte, and safely writes the recovered files on the second computer´s hard drive.
DataNumen Disk Image gives forensic experts the ability to safely analyze any Windows drive. Rather than risk making changes to the hard drive, the forensic professionals can clone the entire drive, and work with the clone on a second computer. In addition to making the e-Discovery and forensic analysis work safer, DataNumen Disk Image also makes the work easier and quicker. Forensic experts can clone drives and examine them on their favorite computer. There is no need for them to open and remove physical drives and install them in other computers.
DataNumen Disk Image can replace damaged sectors with specified data. It can clone multiple disks and drives in a single batch operation.
Price and availability
DataNumen Disk Image version 1.1 runs on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. DataNumen Disk Image is available without cost, and may be downloaded from http://www.datanumen.com/disk-image/
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Product page: http://www.datanumen.com/disk-image/
Since 2001, DataNumen, Inc. has been a world leader in data recovery technologies. In addition to DataNumen Disk Image, the company offers data recovery software for Oracle, Access, SQL, and .DBF databases. DataNumen also markets data recovery programs for Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook Express, Outlook, RAR, PDF, and more than a dozen other applications.
DataNumen´s customers include AT&T Global Network Services, General Electric Co., IBM, HP, Dell Inc., Motorola Inc., The Procter & Gamble Co., FedEx Corp., Xerox Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and many more businesses and enterprises worldwide.