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Xinorbis
Xinorbis is a simple but powerful hard disk analyser. Using a sophisticated mix of graphs, tables and tree displays, it gives the user a complete overview of the contents of a hard disk (or directory).
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Disk Bench
Tests your hard drive speed in a real life situation.
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UltimateDefrag Freeware Edition
More than just a defragger, UltimateDefrag is also a hard drive file placement optimizer that enables you to defrag and place your files in the areas on your hard drive where you achieve maximum performance. 80% of the time you only use 20% of the files on your hard drive. UltimateDefrag places your rarely used files out of the way and onto the slower performing areas of your hard drive making your drive perform like a new, almost-empty drive.
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ISODisk
ISODisk is a FREE and powerful ISO disk image file tool, allows you to create virtual CD/DVD driver up to 20 drivers, mount an .ISO disk image and access the files on it as if it were burned to CD or DVD.
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UltraDefrag
UltraDefrag is powerful disk defragmentation tool for Windows NT. Extremely fast and useful. One of the unique features of them is ability to defragment system files at boot time.
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Ariolic Disk Scanner
Disk Scanner is a tiny freeware utility to check the hard drive for read errors.
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Primitive Disk Indexer
Primitive Disk Indexer is a simple program that will allow you to save the file structure of any disk. It will allow you to view what folders and files there are on a disk even if you do not have this disk. For example, if you have a large CD and DVD collection, you will be able to view what files there are on any disk without even having to touch that disk and insert it into the CD drive. The program will also be useful for Internet stores, you will be able to publish a separate file for each CD or DVD on your site and your customer will be able to view what files there are on that disk by downloading this file. The program has an Explorer-like interface. Disks of any type are supported: floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, hard disks, USB disks and others. The program is absolutely free and does not require installation.
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Sector Editor
Allows displaying, editing, printing and searching of disks by invidual sectors. The information can be displayed and edited in both ASCII or hexadecimal. Sectors can be copied and exported to files. Allows chunks of data to be exported to file and imported, very helpful for manually recovering lost data.
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Raw Copy
This program copies a disk as a raw image from one drive directly to another. This utility is designed for people who have faulty drive and want to transfer the data directly to another drive without doing a file by file copy. This saves the need for operating system re-installs and allows drives with an unknown file system to be copied (including from console game machines, data recorders, mac etc). The program has a built in data recovery function which will attempt to recover data from bad sectors to ensure all the available data is restored from the drive. This program is designed to run under NT/XP/2000 or later operating systems. It will run under windows 95/98/Me operating systems but only windows logical drives can be copied.
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Disk Wipe
Securely erases the contents of a disk replacing it with random data or leaving the drive completely blank. Numerous passes can be performed to ensure data is totally unrecoverable. Program works on hard and floppy disks aswell as USB/Flash drives.
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Boot Builder
Boot builder allows you to create your own custom boot sector from scratch. This utility allows you to recreate or restore boot sectors lost due to virus or other damage to a drive. Boot sectors can be imported/exported to a disk or created from a template. This program supports FAT and NTFS boot sector types.
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Disk Image
Creates and writes disk images files to hard and floppy disks. Great for writting boot disk images download from the internet or creating a perfect copy of a disk to email to someone else. Allows complete backup of a drive to an image file and then restore back to the disk. Can be used to copy complete disks.
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Partition Find and Mount
Partition Find and Mount implements a new concept of deleted or lost partition recovery. It works in the most convenient way possible - by locating and mounting partitions into the system, thus making those lost partitions available to you like any generic disk volume. Partition Find & Mount will also work in case any Boot Record (including the Master Boot Record) is missing, damaged or overwritten.
Partition Find and Mount is absolutely free for personal use. However, the maximum speed of data transfer is limited to 512 KBytes/s which is enough for use at home.
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DriveGLEAM
DriveGLEAM is a utility who indicates read/write activity for your hard drives in the system notification area (also known as the system tray). It also supports output via the parallel port so that you can for example use a red led for write and a green led for read access.
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Defraggler
Defraggler gives you the power to select individual files and folders to defrag. So you can get the job done in seconds, rather than waiting for the whole drive to complete. Of course if you want to defrag the whole drive Defraggler will let you do that too.
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WATADIAG
WATADIAG is an ATA/IDE surface scanner, diagnostics and information utility. WATADIAG includes:
- A scanner (previously known as idescan 2.0). This is a surface scanner which also measures all access times to predict media degradation.
- A drive information utility (previously known as ADQ). This is an information utility which reports which ATA defined features are supported by your drive. (e.g. Ultra DMA modes, acoustic modes, etc.)
- A diagnostic utility (previously known as SIDED). An advanced diagnostic utility to troubleshoot detection problems.
- Various utilities: Disk wiper, This tool clears every user sector on the hard disk. Partition sector wiper, clears the partition sector and (optionally) the primary boot sectors.
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WDISKINFO
WDISKINFO is an utility to determine the relation between logical and physical drives and physical drives and controllers. Primarily focused to support WATADIAG it can be useful as a general tool as well. In comparison to WATADIAG this utility works on both IDE/ATA and SCSI units.
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WTY-DTT
WTY-DTT (Disk Transfer Test) measures the transfer speeds between the computer and hard disk. In comparison to some other benchmarks the main goal of this program is to determine whether all components involved by the actual transfer are setup / performing as expected.
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