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Building a system for hard drive recovery..

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Last response: in Systems
March 19, 2012 2:42:13 AM

I want to build a computer that I can hook up hard drives to do hard drive recoveries. When using data recovery software, what hardware will help the process go faster? Such as CPU , more ram, motherboard. Any input is greatly appreciated, or any directions. Thank you in advance

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March 19, 2012 5:20:06 AM

cpu speed wont be an issue . Cpu speeds are far higher than the speed of a SATA connector .

Any processor will be fine , but a quad core may be more responsive .
4 gig of RAM will be enough .

A case with an external hot swapable drive bay for a sata hard drive might help
March 19, 2012 5:33:41 AM

Any PC will work really. The limiting factor is the drive your recovering from. i like to have a large harddrive because if the drive is actually failing(and not user stupidity) I immediately make a sector by sector clone of the problem drive. This way its just one long sequential read and you have all the data safe on a good drive where you can work with it. you aren't hopping around or running data recovery scans on a dieing drive.
March 19, 2012 3:26:21 PM

Thank you