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post #1 of 3 Old 04-14-2010, 03:45 PM - Thread Starter
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A motorola dvr 6412 Hard drive that's been removed from the case? I have a co-worker who lost a lost of stuff in Katrina and basically now owns this DVR. Cox has written it off and he removed the hard drive. I can see a few partitions using linux but they all show up as unallocated space. If anyone has done this please holler at me with some info. Thanks
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There are number of tools to recover the partitions, directories and files from a damaged disc. Here are a couple I've used, more or less successfully:

1. PC Inspector: http://www.pcinspector.de/Default.htm?language=1
Used it for a disc where the partition structure had been overlaid, and no structure could be found by Windows or Linux. Pretty good tool, but will find a lot of files where parts are damaged. But it did recover a couple of files I really wanted.

2. iolo Search and Recover: http://www.iolo.com/sr/5/
Same here, use the trial version first, before you shell out the money. Turned out it didn't work in my case.

/Henrik
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The video on the drive will be encrypted anyway, so unless you just happen to have a supercomputer in your back pocket to crack the encryption layer, your time will be wasted (not to mention that the Motorolas do not use a known standard filesystem, so you'd be rooting through raw data blocks anyway).
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