LSoft Technologies: Activ@ Data Studio
While working at the State a few years back, we used LSoft Activ@ KillDisk when wiping drives to be redeployed using SCCM. Looking back - likely not needed, but due to to the fact a desktop could end up in any of the agencies, it was policy to Wipe them before image.
Recently, I moved all of my documents and scripts to a external drive so that I could do some serious reorganization of file and orders. In additional I was also working on a system that wouldn't import to Intune correctly. So I needed to create a new Dell OS Recovery drive.
While working on that drive my back up drive got corrupted - not sure how really - Something maybe to do with using diskpart maybe...
I wasn't sure I would get the data back, had some software suggestions but all were paid - as is this software - but I managed to find this in my USB Drive box so I figured why not try it.
Not really a software promotion - but testament maybe - The Data Studio system was able to recover all 7GBs of data from a drive that Windows or Linux wouldn't read.
Glad I had it still,.. and likely will 'retire' my current USB Drive and purchase a personal copy.
Are there other applications to do the same? Yes - True,.. but this tool box has other features I found useful.