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Data Recovery Lab

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Data Recovery Lab

Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:12 am

I am planning to establish a medium size data recvoery lab, however i have no experience what so ever in the hardware and software components of data recovery.

However, i was proposed the following tools to start a medium size data recovery lab.

Software : Analysis Station
1. Runtime Bundle Technician's License

Hardware:
Acquisition Station
1. PC-3000 for Windows UDMA Kit
2. PC-3000 for SCSI Kit
3. PC-3000 Flash SSD Edition

Disk Repair Station
4. AirClean® Systems AC600
5. SalvationData HD HPE PRO
6. ifixit Pro Tech Toolkit?????Do we need it ??
7. ifixit Pro Tech Toolkit Expansion 2
8. Kinetronics Anti-Static Gloves
9. Pro’sKit 58 Pc Precision Electronic Screwdriver Bit Set

10. SalvationData HD HPE PRO + Head Exc.

11. ifixit IC Extractor/Connector Puller
12. ifixit Illuminated Magnifier Table Lamp
13. ifixit Screw Extracting Pliers
14. ifixit Metal Grabber


Soldering Station


15. JBC heating system Precision CD-S
16. JBC Precision hot air station TE
17. JBC Lead free solder reel
18. JBC FLUX FL-15
19. JBC Tip tinner


What do you think ? Is it anygood? any missing things? any replicated items?  

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Re: Data Recovery Lab

Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:05 am

Hardware and software are the first 10% of what you require.

The 90% remaining is skilled users to use the equipment and understand the hardware.

Start with the knowledge, and then the equipment
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Re: Data Recovery Lab

Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:30 am

anti-static desktop, or pad  

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Re: Data Recovery Lab

Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:58 pm

I agree with the knowledge part, however i just want to make sure if the tools proposed above are good to run a data recovery service. We will propose full training on all tools.

so anyone has comments on the tools?  

CopyRight
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Re: Data Recovery Lab

Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:06 am

- mscotgrove
Start with the knowledge, and then the equipment


I agree, this is good advise from mscotgrove.

- Would you think some type of RAID system might be useful?
- What about password cracking?

Data recovery is a huge field of endeavour. Simplification of the tools needed could be problematical, hence why examiners do not use Nokia Suite to access iTunes or Windows NTFS OS to access Apple Mac OSx.

With data recovery and rescue software it is useful to link OSs + Platforms + Tools. Selecting hardware first could prevent recovery and rescue. Equally, hardware selection is highly relevant, but my observations is having some comprehension of the range of soft tools can help you when making hardware selection.

A list of recovery/rescue soft tools that maybe used in different consumer, commercial and industrial sectors is available here: Directory of Data Recovery Soft Tools - trewmte.blogspot.co.uk...tools.html
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Re: Data Recovery Lab

Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:44 am

- CopyRight
I agree with the knowledge part, however i just want to make sure if the tools proposed above are good to run a data recovery service. We will propose full training on all tools.

so anyone has comments on the tools?


All the ifixit tools are either "unneeded" or can be found for much less money.
Same goes for the Pro’sKit item(s).
If you know what you are doing, you also will know which of those tools are actually needed and which are never used.

The PC-3000 SCSI is something I wouldn't have as "base" (the number of SCSI disks is very low).

Long before you will be able to use with success any of the JBC tools you will be able to find the same items at a much lower price and/or find "better" tools.

Long before you will be able to properly carry a (multi-platter) modern hard disk platter swap, you will be able to find "better" tools than the Salvation Data toolkit.

Same goes for the class 100 vertical flow hood you listed, it is first result in a google search, it is yet another item for which cheaper substitutes (as well certified for a given class) can be be found.


With all due respect Smile , the list you made is a very "theorical" one, which seems like the result of summing together some online research without having actually never used any of the tools, let alone used them successfully.


I will put it more bluntly than above Shocked , you simply CANNOT have a senceful list without some specific knowledge and experience, and your knowledge/experience will make you prefer tool X over tool Y, and let you know where to get the "right" tools.

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Re: Data Recovery Lab

Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:11 am

- CopyRight
I am planning to establish a medium size data recvoery lab, however i have no experience what so ever in the hardware and software components of data recovery.


How do you reconcile the above highlighted sections?  

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