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SpinRite 6.0

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SpinRite works by obtaining low-level access to storage devices. This access allows SpinRite to detect and fix serious problems on x86 systems (and on the Macintosh, when its storage is temporarily relocated or accessed via a PC). The application goes far beyond looking at file integrity, which is where applications like Windows ScanDisk focus primarily. In addition to warning users about problems before they occur, SpinRite can examine and repair defects in the magnetic media itself -- and even attempt to recover data lost because of a media defect. SpinRite also restores diskettes.

Another key feature of SpinRite is that it`s unlikely to damage data in the process of recovering it. Defects in a particular area of a drive are addressed only after the program has "lifted" all the data from that area for safekeeping. Once the damaged areas have been identified, the "good" data is returned to safe portions of the drive. That way, there`s a far lower likelihood that good data is lost when SpinRite marks the damaged areas as unusable.

Version 6.0 debuted last year and supports FAT, NTFS, Linux, Novell, and a number of other file systems, as well as multi-OS drives and unformatted disks.

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January 13, 2011

"Spinrite is ok.However it is very dated now and really can't fix alot of the things it claims to. for example it won't even move on any WD 500GB and upward HDD's...perhaps why Steve Gibson doesn't like Western Digital.These days many freeware apps do just aswell if not better. It's high time Mr Gibson updated and upgraded this old product."

by TONY for 6.0 version

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