Data recovery applications like our award-winning Data Rescue have more visibility and success stories recovering data from standard hard drives. However, Data Rescue can recover data from a variety of storage devices. If the storage device has a HFS+, NTFS or FAT partition within it, Data Rescue 3 can scan it and in many cases retrieve intact data successfully from them.

Here are 4 storage media types that are often overlooked for use with data recovery applications.

TV Media players / DVR’s that utilize HFS+, NTFS or FAT partitions
Flash Media: SD/micro, CF, USB, SONY Duo,
Optical media

CD/DVD and floppy disks (requires making a .dmg file before scanning) Voice Recorders

Three of the devices listed above can easily be connected and scanned with Data Rescue 3. They will show up in the Arena menu and can be selected as a standard device for deep scanning. Optical media must be converted into a .dmg file first and then the .dmg file can be scanned separately. Before you decide to format or throw away an old device that may have stored your pictures, movies , songs or documents, consider scanning it with Data Rescue 3 first.

What Makes Data Rescue 3 Different? The main objective of Data Rescue 3 is that the strategy for finding lost files is different and better from the strategies used by other tools. Not only will it find your data in situations where other tools fail, but it will also recover them in a much better condition, restoring icons, dates and even folder hierarchy. Data Rescue is the only utility that focuses on data recovery as opposed to hard drive repair. Your entire hard drive is examined for file content. This is one of the reasons that Data Rescue is more successful than “repair” utilities on the market. The data on the drive is painstakingly evaluated and files are meticulously re-assembled and stored in a safe location. Either with intense manual evaluation, or with the help of powerful software tools, this is the process that data recovery professionals routinely use to restore their client’s data.