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HDD Regenerator 2011

  • Detect physical bad sectors on a hard disk drive surface.
  • Repair physical bad sectors (magnetic errors) on a hard disk without any data losses.
  • Retrieve your lost data from your PC’s hard drive.
  • Provide “Bootable USB flash” and “Bootable CD/DVD” for users who can not load Windows or non-Windows users.
  • Supports FAT, NTFS or other file systems, and also can be used with unformatted or unpartitioned disks.

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Price: $59.95

Quick Specs:

Version:2011

Size: 6.50MB

Platform: Windows XP/ Vista 32-bit, 64-bit/ 7

Editor Review

Posted by Edwin Smith to Data Rescue Software Reviews
on April 23, 2012

 

Abstradrome HDD Regenerator 2011 is a decent Hard Drive diagnostic and repair software, you can use this tool to detect physical bad sectors on a hard drive surface (external HDD included) and repair the physical bad sectors without losing any data. Also it is capable of recovering corrupted data with all data intact. This HDD detecting & repairing software has many advantages, but the only one drawback is that its scan speed is a bit slow. If you have a large drive with many bad sectors, HDD Regenerator 2011 will probably take at least one day to complete the hard disk scanning and repairing task. I give it 4 stars .

User Interface & Usability

The software interface design is simple and logical. When you come to the main interface, you can see three options on the upper part of the panel. Click the first one, you can start repairing physical bad sectors on your damaged drive surface directly under Windows (XP/Vista/7). If you can not load Windows, the other two options let you boot your computer from USB flash or CD/DVD and then start the regenerating process. On the lower part of the main window, you will see the appreciate cues and recommendations before, during and after regeneration.

 

Features Set

  • User-oriented interface.
  • Scan and detect bad sectors on your hard drive at physical level with its special algorithm.
  • Repair the physical bad sectors (magnetic errors) without losing any data.
  • Make unreadable data readable (recovering corrupted data).
  • Supports FAT, NTFS or other file systems, and also can be used with unformatted or unpartitioned disks.
  • Starting process directly under Windows XP / Vista / 7.
  • Bootable USB flash let you start regenerating process automatically.
  • Allow you to start regenerating process in DOS mode with the bootable CD/DVD.
  • Prescan mode (very useful for fast determination of bad sectors location, if a hard drive has a large number of bad sectors. Saves your time. Bad hard drives are scanned in this mode even faster than good drives!).
  • Real-time hard drive state monitor (will be available soon, currently limited)
  • Other enhancements (including temperature indicator, convenient range of sectors selection, bad SMART status indication, overheating indication, etc.)
  • Support 4K sector size.

Hard Drive Repair Test

For taking most users’ computer configuration into consideration, we purposedly chose a low-configuration PC for testing. Below are the testing platform information.

 

OS: Windows XP Professional SP2;
CPU: Sempron,2000MHz(10x200)3600+;
Main board: nForce7025-630a,AMDHammer;
Memory: 992MB(DDR2-800DDR2SDRAM);
Disk driver: ST3160815AS(160GB,7200RPM,SATA-II);
Damaged hard drive: Hitachi TravelstarModelHTS424040M9AT00.

 

There are many physical bad sectors on this Hitachi drive surface, so it is difficult to read and copy data from the disk and the operating system is very lag.

 

Because I still can load to Windows on this low-configuration PC, I run the HDD Regenerator 2011 directly and click the first option on the main window to start to detect and fix the bad sectors on the drive surface. The whole regeneration process spent about one day, and the end result was a total of 80K+ sectors were repaired. When I restart the computer, the system running speed has been improved significantly. In addition, with Recovery My files I recovered what I predict was 97+% of the pictures on the drive. A few of the pictures had lines in them which told me that the sector repair was not 100% but close enough to recover almost every image perfectly. Anyways, I am satisfied with the result of the repair.

 

Summary

The HDD Regenerator 2011 is easy to install, designed with a simple and easy-to-use user interface, and has the capability to repair and recover physical bad sectors on a hard drive. (It is not just hide the bad sectors but restore them by the way). There’s just about no reason not to try HDD Regenerator 2011.

 

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