UFS Explorer Technician
UFS Explorer Technician
UFS Explorer Technician
UFS Explorer Technician
UFS Explorer Technician

UFS Explorer Technician

Version: 10.5
Last update: 18.03.2024
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UFS Explorer Technician is a robust software solution well-suited for technical professionals who need advanced capabilities when dealing with challenging data recovery tasks, including ones related to digital forensics and other relevant IT fields.

Pricing options

The software is licensed for a fixed period, such as 1, 2, 3, or 5 years, with the opportunity to save costs by choosing prolonged commitment. A license is intended to be used on a single workstation during the chosen term. Corporate customers can request a license after evaluation of the product using its free Trial version.

1 year
2 years
3 years
5 years
€799.95 €1299.95 (€649.97/annum) €1799.95 (€599.98/annum) €2799.95 (€559.99/annum)

Possible additional fees

Transferable license: €169.95 (one-time fee)

A USB hardware token (Thales Sentinel) can be provided to add the flexibility of license transfer between different computers. The software will be operational only on the machine to which the hardware token is connected. The fee covers the production of the token with the license information and the expenses for its delivery via an express mail service.

Replacement of a lost/damaged token: €195.95

If the original hardware token gets lost or becomes unusable due to damage, a new replacement token can be acquired at an additional cost.

Exceptional toolkit for the most complicated scenarios

Accidental deletion
Accidental
deletion
file system corruption
File system
corruption
storage formatting
Storage
formatting
Software crashes
Software
crashes
Malware attacks
Malware
attacks
Hardware defects
Hardware
defects
Hardware defects
Forensic
investigation
An all-in-one instrument for data recovery experts
UFS Explorer Technician is a versatile software product aimed at professionals facing the need to resolve complex data loss issues or perform forensic investigations. Its powerful feature set enables the specialist to tackle data recovery even when encountered a non-standard storage configuration or physical problems with the digital medium, while maintaining the utmost credibility of the obtained results.
software malfunction
Supported devices:
  • PCs/laptops
  • Hard disk drives
  • External USB disks
  • USB flash drives
  • Memory cards
  • Music players
  • Digital cameras
  • RAID sets
  • NAS devices
  • Servers
  • SAN systems
  • Other storage devices
Supported file types:
  • icon DocumentsDocuments
  • icon GraphicsImages
  • icon AudioAudio files
  • icon VideoVideos
  • icon EmailE-mails
  • icon Other filesAny other file format

Available plugins

The functionality of the software can be enhanced via the following additional components:

Data recovery plugin for Dell EqualLogic serves for automated assembly and straightforward access to volumes on Dell EqualLogic Storage Arrays.

Data recovery plugin for HP StorageWorks EVA simplifies data recovery tasks related to HP Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA), enabling automated reconstruction of Vraid array configurations and instant access to the virtual volume content.

Data recovery plugin for HPE MSA facilitates the retrieval of data lost from HPE Modular Storage Arrays (MSA) by automating the assembly of storage pool configurations and granting access to virtual volumes, thus removing the necessity for manual manipulations.

UFS Explorer Technician shares most of its core functions with the Professional edition of UFS Explorer, while also offering some distinct features that clearly set it apart:

Key differences

UFS Explorer Professional Recovery
UFS Explorer Technician
Perpetual license with a limited period of updates (1 year)
Limited-term license (1 year) issued to a single PC
Access to data on AIX (Legacy JFS1, JFS2), Xinous OpenServer (EAFS, HTFS, DTFS), Veritas Storage Foundation, HP-UX, etc. (VxFS4, VxFS6, VxFS7), Urive (NxFS)
Work with QNAP NAS implementing automated tiering (Qtier technology)
Automatic RAID reconstruction for Dell EqualLogic, IBM AIX (CAPI RAID), etc.
Direct low-level interaction with SCSI devices using a dedicated SCSI command tool
Embedded means for secure data erasure (overwriting the existing data on the drive with zeroes)
Extended report on files and folders with the possibility of file integrity control (hash value, metadata test)
Obtaining information on the allocation of file fragments
Expandability through the use of additional plugins (for data recovery from Dell Equal Logic SAN and others)
Cross-platform installation (Windows, macOS and Linux)
Windows installation only

Key features

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Extensive list of supported file systems
Extensive list of supported file systems Extensive support for diverse file systems

UFS Explorer Technician offers direct access to the content and the possibility of data recovery across a broad spectrum of storage formats used by Windows (FAT/FAT32/exFAT, NTFS and ReFS/ReFS3), macOS (HFS+, APFS), Linux (Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, SGI XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, Sun ZFS, Btrfs, F2FS), BSD/Solaris (ZFS), VMware (VMFS, VMFS6), and is also capable of reading the volumes of Novell NetWare (NWFS), Novell Storage Services (NWFS, NSS, NSS 64), AIX (Legacy JFS1, JFS2), Xinous OpenServer (EAFS, HTFS, DTFS), Veritas Storage Foundation (VxFS4, VxFS6, VxFS7) and Urive (NxFS).

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Immense support of modern storage technologies
Immense support of modern storage technologies Work with forensic and other types of disk images

The software is able to handle a wide range of disk image types, including not only standard ones, but also those created by different forensic tools, like EnCase Imager and FTK Imager, and specialized data recovery solutions, like DeepSpar DDI, MRT DE and R-Studio. With its help, users can access, explore the content and restore the lost files from almost any disk image, as if it was just a traditional physical storage device. This functionality is particularly useful for technical experts who have to deal with digital evidence or conduct other data recovery tasks involving disk image files.

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Immense support of modern storage technologies
Immense support of modern storage technologies Ensuring forensic reliability of the recovered data

UFS Explorer Technician can be used to generate a comprehensive report containing the information about the processed storage, its content and various details regarding each file, such as its size, time of its creation, last access and modification, along with the condition of its metadata. To verify the file’s integrity, its checksums can be calculated, so that even the slightest inconsistency should become apparent through the visual comparison of its hash values across several reports. For this, software offers a wide selection of hashing algorithms, including MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512 and others.

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Immense support of modern storage technologies
Immense support of modern storage technologies Other handy reporting possibilities

The program makes it easy to create a report featuring an interactive illustration of the file system's content, which can be effortlessly shared with third parties and viewed in any standard web browser. In addition, the software presents plenty of other report types, including a report regarding the size of the data with files and folders metadata integrity checks, a basic list of folders and files in different formats, a log of critical events happened during the program’s operation, a list of file fragments with their physical and virtual offsets, etc.

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Immense support of modern storage technologies
Immense support of modern storage technologies Addressing numerous modern storage technologies

The capabilities of UFS Explorer Technician cover a wide spectrum of technologies utilized by present-day storage devices. Among them are Windows Dynamic Disks and Storage Spaces, Apple Software RAID, Core Storage and Time Machine, Linux mdadm, LVM with Thin Provisioning, Btrfs-RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Drobo's BeyondRAID, Synology's Hybrid RAID and other non-conventional setups. Additionally, the application is equipped to handle the data deduplication technology of Microsoft found in Windows Server, enabling the recovery of data lost from deduplicated NTFS and ReFS volumes.

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Data recovery from RAID of various complexity
Data recovery from RAID of various complexity Immediate access to encrypted volumes

The software supports a wide diversity of popular disk encryption technologies such as LUKS, BitLocker, FileVault 2, APFS encryption, TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt and eCryptFS. This allows users to access the available files and recover the missing data from encrypted volumes, as long as they possess the valid password or encryption key. There's no need to log into the operating system and decrypt the drive. Instead, the password or key can be simply provided within the program’s interface, and the utility itself will then decode the storage for subsequent operations.

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Work with encrypted devices
Work with encrypted devices Broad functionality for RAID reconstruction and recovery

The application can reconstruct a variety of RAID configurations automatically, including non-redundant RAID level 0 and JBOD, mirrored levels 1 and 1E, levels 3 and 4 with dedicated and 5 and 6 with distributed parity, along with nested RAID setups. It also offers a special syntax that allows users to define custom RAID patterns with diverse data distribution algorithms. Moreover, the utility can restore a faulty RAID array by using either parity (for RAID 5 and RAID 6) or a copy of data (for RAID 1). Likewise, the software is able to reconstruct RAID using disk images simulating bad sectors via bad sector maps.

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Support of virtual storages
Support of virtual storages Compatibility with popular virtualization platforms

UFS Explorer Technician can work with virtual disks utilized by well-known virtualization systems like VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU, and XEN. It interacts with these virtual disks as if they were standard physical devices, enabling users to access them or recover their data, even when they are stored on a RAID set or within another virtual machine. For instance, the user can create a RAID setup that holds a VMware ESX virtual machine (VMFS file system), open a virtual disk directly from VMFS and recover files straight from the virtual machine without the necessity of retrieving the virtual disk in advance.

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Advanced disk reading mechanism
Advanced disk reading mechanism Customizable disk reading procedure

With UFS Explorer Technician, it is possible to gain precise control over the disk reading process. This includes an option to select the method for accessing data and set an I/O timeout for instances when reading fails due to disk I/O errors. Additionally, the software features a "read-once" capability, which helps to avoid excessive read requests to the same storage location by saving all the processed data to a sparse image file. Such an approach reduces the strain on failing devices and helps to prolong their operational life until data retrieval is completed.

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Versatile disk imaging procedure
Versatile disk imaging procedure Advanced disk imaging mechanism

The program offers an opportunity to create a clone of an entire disk or adjust the imaged area according to the individual demands. The latter can be done by specifying ranges on the storage or by selecting a specific set of files to be copied. The integrated disk imager also provides configurable parameters such as reading timeout, block size, direction, protocol, and settings for handling damaged areas spotted during unsuccessful reading attempts. The bad blocks encountered during imaging are documented in a dedicated map file, whereas a log of reading errors can be saved as a report.

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Defining defective sectors
Defining defective sectors Possibilities for emulation of faulty sectors

UFS Explorer Technician produces defect maps in the course of disk imaging and can utilize those generated by other compatible software or hardware systems. The utility can rely on such a map to simulate the presence of bad sectors on a storage device or detect damaged blocks dynamically by a specified content template. Furthermore, users have the option to create a mask that imitates defects within either the occupied or unallocated file system space and apply it in a variety of tasks. Additionally, the program offers means for filling in the masked areas with a pre-defined pattern.

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Configurable scanning
Configurable scanning Choice between several types of scanning

The program offers multiple variants of a scan to address different scenarios in the most efficient manner. The available options include a quick scan for specific types of file systems, longer thorough search for lost data by the known content with the possibility to define custom IntelliRAW rules, scanning of the space used by the file system or just the "free space" areas. The scanning operation can be paused to inspect or save intermediate results. The final result can also be saved as a file for future references.

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Sector size mutation
Sector size mutation Automatic mutation of the sector size

UFS Explorer Technician is capable of handling SCSI and SAS drives with non-standard sector sizes, such as 520 bytes, 524 bytes, 528 bytes and others. It performs automatic sector conversion by truncating the metadata to the standard 512-byte sector size. This conversion enables access to files, along with subsequent data recovery operations on particular systems, like NetApp, EMC, HP, etc. that tend to make use of proprietary block formats.

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Support of DeepSpar Disk Imager
Support of DeepSpar Disk Imager Work with DeepSpar Disk Imager

The software allows establishing direct network access and perform data recovery on drives connected to a DeepSpar Disk Imager device. Users can immediately define such parameters as read timeout, block size and other settings to ensure that the procedure is carried out with the maximum safety and efficiency. In addition, the imaging process can be accomplished by DeepSpar Disk Imager based on a bitmap loaded into the program. Furthermore, UFS Explorer Technician supports the "split" format of disk images created by DDI.

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Interaction with MRT data recovery tools
Interaction with MRT data recovery tools Interaction with MRT data recovery tools

UFS Explorer Technician integrates with MRT Data Explorer, supports its task files and can work with the associated maps of defects. Moreover, the software enables the user to control disk imaging performed by MRT Express/Ultra: choose to image based on a bitmap, select specific ranges, files or folders. Furthermore, the application makes it possible to load file image chunks from an MRT task, sorts them automatically and adds the necessary spacers.

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Expansive toolkit for in-depth data analysis
Expansive toolkit for in-depth data analysis Comprehensive toolkit for efficient data analysis

UFS Explorer Technician offers a complete set of tools necessary for easy handling of binary data within storage devices, partitions, files or their segments in a hexadecimal representation. Among them is a versatile hexadecimal viewer with features like a raw data inspector, position bookmarks, structure templates, reverse data address translation, parallel search and data comparison that significantly aid in manipulations with the raw data. Apart from that, the software provides a hexadecimal editor with a wide range of useful options that will significantly facilitate manual editing of the raw content.

What's New in Version 10.5

  • Added support latest version of QZFS (QNAP QuTS hero ZFS) file system;
  • Added ZFS pool builder GUI:
    - Added GUI to view/edit ZFS pool configuration, including Vdevs, RAID-Z level and members etc.;
    - Possibility to assign components manually (after metadata damage) and force placeholders on place of missing components;
    - Added 'New ZFS pool' function under 'RAID' menu to build a pool manually;
    - 'View/Edit RAID' function for ZFS pool RAIDs is replaced with this tool to view/re-configure automatically assembled pools;
  • Added support of Drobo short-form metadata of latest models;
  • In Drobo assistant tool: added possibility to specify data block metadata size (to support older models/firmware);
  • In disk imager:
    - Added option to track disk by serial number after its reconnection at different device path;
    - When resuming saving image to an existing SDLSP or VHDX file, software now verifies stored serial number to match with the source;
  • ZFS file system access:
    - Fixed an issue with 'missing' support of Big-Endian file system (SPARC);
    - Fixed an issue with path navigation when multiple datasets enclosed to each other;
  • In ZFS scan procedure: fixed an issue with detection of Big-Endian ZFS (SPARC);
  • In file size report: added possibility to switch between long (full) numbers and short form in KB/MB/GB/TB;
  • ExFAT scan: addeed support of 'padding' directory records;
  • NTFS:fixed issue with support of big files when DATA attribute is moved to ATTR_LIST but still has duplication of 'DATA tail' in main MFT record.


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Supported file systems for recovery
  • NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS/ReFS3;

  • HFS+, APFS;

  • Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, Extended format XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Btrfs, F2FS;

  • ZFS;

  • VMFS, VMFS6.

  • NTFS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage, support of data deduplication.

  • FAT/FAT32/exFAT:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.

  • ReFS/ReFS3:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage, support of data deduplication.

  • XFS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage; support of NAS devices and custom servers.

  • Linux JFS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.

  • Ext2, Ext3, Ext4:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after file system damage; support of NAS devices and custom servers.

  • ReiserFS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.

  • Apple HFS+:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after file system damage.

  • APFS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files*, recovery after file system damage.

  • UFS/UFS2, Adaptec UFS:
    data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery for both little-endian and big-endian variations, recovery after file system damage, very limited support of deleted data recovery.

  • Btrfs:
    data access, RAID recovery; support of hardware RAID, mdadm RAID, Btrfs-driven RAID.

  • F2FS:
    full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, recovery of deleted files, recovery after formatting and file system damage.

  • Sun ZFS:
    data access and data recovery from simple and stripe ZPOOL, limited support of lost data recovery; support of RAID-Z.

  • VMware VMFS:
    data access, RAID recovery; very limited support for virtual disk recovery.

Supported file systems for reading
  • HFS;

  • NWFS, NSS, NSS64;

  • HPFS;

  • Legacy JFS1, JFS2;

  • EAFS, HTFS, DTFS;

  • VxFS4, VxFS6, VxFS7;

  • NxFS.

  • HFS:
    only data access (copying files and folders from the HFS file system).

  • IBM/Microsoft HPFS:
    only data access (copying files and folders from the HFS file system).

  • VMFS6:
    data access, RAID recovery, very limited support for virtual disk recovery.

  • Novell NWFS:
    data access, RAID recovery (copying files and folders from the NWFS file system).

  • Novell NSS:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Novel Storage Services).

  • Novell NSS64:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Novel Storage Services).

  • JFS1, JFS2:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from IBM AIX).

  • EAFS:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Xinuos OpenServer).

  • HTFS:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Xinuos OpenServer).

  • DTFS:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Xinuos OpenServer).

  • VxFS4, VxFS6, VxFS7:
    data access and RAID recovery (copying files and folders from Veritas Storage Foundation, HP-UX, etc.).

  • NxFS:
    only data access (copying files and folders from Urive driving recorders).

RAID support
  • Composite volumes: mdadm, LVM, LDM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix;

  • Most standard RAID patterns: RAID 0, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 6, etc.;

  • Nested (Hybrid) RAID levels: RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID 50E, etc.;

  • Non-standard RAID: Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, ZFS RAID-Z, Btrfs-RAID, Dell EqualLogic Storage Arrays;

  • Custom RAID patterns: via RAID Definition Language or Runtime VIM;

  • Adaptive RAID reconstruction: RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 5E, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 0+1 and nested RAID (levels 50, 51, 60, 61, etc.) using maps of bad sectors.

OTHER TECHNOLOGIES:
  • QNAP Qtier technology;

  • Encryption technologies: BitLocker, FileVault 2, APFS encryption, LUKS (1, 2), TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, eCryptFS;

  • Virtual disks and disk images: Non-encrypted disk images created with specialized forensic tools (EnCase, FTK disk imager, etc.), VMware (VMDK), Hyper-V (VHD/VHDX), QEMU/XEN (QCOW/QCOW2), VirtualBox (VDI), Parallels (PVM), Synology Sparse iSCSI, Apple Disk Images (DMG), disk images of DeepSpar DDI, R-Studio image files (RDR), simple disk images;

  • Other storage technologies: Microsoft Storage Spaces, Apple Core Storage, Fusion Drive, LVM/LVM 2 with thin provisioning, SCSI and SAS drives with a non-standard sector size.

ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND FEATURES
  • Tools for low-level data analysis: hexadecimal viewer (for storages, partitions, files, file fragments), hexadecimal editor (for disks and partitions), field highlighting, data interpreter, parity calculator, reverse data address translation, data comparison tool, bitwise "exclusive OR" (XOR) function, parallel search, view of file fragments with virtual offsets and sizes, indication of used file system space;

  • Features for work with damaged disks: configurable drive reading procedure, read-once disk access with saving of processed data, advanced embedded disk imager, conversion of used file system space to a mask, defining damaged regions using bad sector maps (created by UFS Explorer or compatible third-party tools –ACE PC-3000, DeepSpar DDI, etc.), S.M.A.R.T. monitor for drives, event log, direct network access and processing of disks connected via DeepSpar Disk Imager, support of Task files from MRT Data Explorer, control over disk imaging performed by MRT data recovery tools;

  • Auxiliary options: files preview, search, sorting, filtering and others.

Trial limitations
  • The software will copy files the size of which doesn’t exceed 768 KB;

  • The "Save" function is disabled in certain hexadecimal viewer/editor dialogs.

Supported host operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows ®: starting with Windows ® 8 and later;

Supported host computer architectures
  • Intel Architecture, 64-bit (IA-64, x86);

  • AMD64 (x86-64).

Minimal configuration
  • Any of the supported host operating systems;

  • at least 20 MB of free space on the disk for the executable files of the software;

  • at least 1 GB of RAM;

Recommended configuration
  • A 64-bit edition of any of the supported host operating systems;

  • over 1 GB of free space on the disk for the program and temporary files;

  • at least 2 GB of RAM and 4 logical cores CPU;

  • any web browser.

version 10.5

What's new in version 10.5:

  • Added support latest version of QZFS (QNAP QuTS hero ZFS) file system;
  • Added ZFS pool builder GUI:
    - Added GUI to view/edit ZFS pool configuration, including Vdevs, RAID-Z level and members etc.;
    - Possibility to assign components manually (after metadata damage) and force placeholders on place of missing components;
    - Added 'New ZFS pool' function under 'RAID' menu to build a pool manually;
    - 'View/Edit RAID' function for ZFS pool RAIDs is replaced with this tool to view/re-configure automatically assembled pools;
  • Added support of Drobo short-form metadata of latest models;
  • In Drobo assistant tool: added possibility to specify data block metadata size (to support older models/firmware);
  • In disk imager:
    - Added option to track disk by serial number after its reconnection at different device path;
    - When resuming saving image to an existing SDLSP or VHDX file, software now verifies stored serial number to match with the source;
  • ZFS file system access:
    - Fixed an issue with 'missing' support of Big-Endian file system (SPARC);
    - Fixed an issue with path navigation when multiple datasets enclosed to each other;
  • In ZFS scan procedure: fixed an issue with detection of Big-Endian ZFS (SPARC);
  • In file size report: added possibility to switch between long (full) numbers and short form in KB/MB/GB/TB;
  • ExFAT scan: addeed support of 'padding' directory records;
  • NTFS:fixed issue with support of big files when DATA attribute is moved to ATTR_LIST but still has duplication of 'DATA tail' in main MFT record.
version 10.4

What's new in version 10.4:

  • In disk cleanup tool: added function of erasing 'Host Specific' ATA log pages;
  • Fixed bug with support of Dell Equallogic RAID6 metadata (Reed-Solomon code variant);
  • In plugins:
    - Added 'basic' support of VMFS file system (for single-volume datastores, below 16TB);
    - Added support of preview for disk image files and virtual disks on the opened file system;
    - Added support of other file systems, supported by UFS Explorer Technician (ZFS, JFS, VxFS, WAFL etc.);
  • Disk imager: added option to save 'Host Specific' ATA log pages to SDLSP or directly to SATA physical disk clones;
  • On-demand imaging:
    - When target image file supports writing of ATA log pages, they are cloned automatically on first use;
    - Added a tool for explicit imaging of ATA log pages to the target;
  • Reworked 'Drives/Bridges security' tool to support ATA log pages from images or 'on-demand imaging tasks';
  • Added double-click decryption of disks from WD MyBook with JMS561 bridge chip;
    - Also added automatic recognition of Span/Stripe multi-disk RAID configurations on decrypted storages;
  • LUKS decryption: extended allowed password length to 8K symbols, added support of null-symbols in keys/passwords;
  • Fixed crash bug with in the disk imager working in ATA-mode;
  • In SDLSP file format: added possibility to store 'Host Specific' ATA log pages;
  • Added indication of encryption on disks from WD MyBook (DUO) with JMS561 bridge;
  • Fixed issue with support of sparse files created with EXT2/3-style inodes on EXT file system;
  • UFS file system: fixed a couple of bugs with processing of directory scan (after 'sparse' deletion).
version 10.3

What's new in version 10.3:

  • Added support of couple of 'alternative' key block formats for WD MyBook DUO (under 'Drives/bridges' security tool);
  • Added possibility to search for lost/damaged LVM configurations without physical volume configuration by defining a PV without known ID;
  • 'Filter file system' function now uses updated UI design with different classes of properties on different tabs;
  • In the 'Dynamic HTML report': fixed issue with 'Save CSV report' function and changed CSV separator to 'coma' symbol;
  • In the reporting function itself: added customization of separator for CSV reports (the default one is now 'coma');
    - Also fixed several UI and report format issues;
  • Reworked 'Save with filter' GUI: different filters separated to 'tabs', target path was made editable;
    - Also reworked 'folder exclusion' mask as a separate setting;
  • Added indication of ZFS pool component properties (vdev, RAID configuration, RAID-Z member, pool ID etc.);
  • New filter UI design is also applied to reporting function;
  • Access to NTFS volumes: Added support of Windows Overlay Filter (WOF) compression on files (both XPRESS and LZX);
  • NTFS file system scan:
    - Added search and processing of WOF-compressed files in scan result;
    - Removed duplicate symbolic links;
    - Corrected algorithm of directory structure recovery for 'lost' files;
  • ExFAT file system scan: added possibility to recover items from partially wiped folders;
  • In RAW recovery: added possibility to assemble SONY cam video streams with reverse header/data order.
version 10.2

What's new in version 10.2:

  • Experimental support of NetAPP WAFL file system (metadata version 2 to 4 - 32/64bit, traditional/flex);
  • Added support of imaging customization for sources with extended sector sizes (such as 520, 528 etc. bytes):
    - Added possibility to save whole image (without truncation/conversion) to another physical disk, plain image or SDLSP file;
    - Conversion is now made customizable to support 520->512, 4160->4096 etc. truncations with a custom data offset;
  • When enabled indication of slack space, 'inaccessible' areas are also displayed (made with ATA AMA/HPA/DCO or 32bit address truncation);
  • Virtual sector size transformation: added support of conversion of 4160- and 4608-byte blocks to 4096 bytes;
  • Plain (flat) disk images now have native support of extended sector sizes (defined via the 'Virtual sector size transformation' tool);
  • For QNAP NAS: added support of LUKS decryption using backup key files (via 'Media Manager' GUI);
  • 'Open device (advanced)' function now has setting for maximum IO block size (to support limitations of some adaptors);
  • In disk imager (ATA mode) - fixed issues with read errors caused by mis-aligned buffer;
  • SDLSP format now has native support of extended sector sizes (such as 520, 528, 4160 etc.);
  • Saving images from SDLSP and plain files with extended sector size enable automatic conversion to standard sector size;
  • In 'Media Manager': added support of TerraMaster NAS (shared folders, iSCSI, etc.);
  • XFS file system: added support of 'object type in directory entry' extended feature for XFS metadata version 2;
  • UFS file system: added support of sparse files;
  • Increased software stack size to support much larger depth of directories nesting;
  • In Explorer, introduced additional 'yellow' state for files found with 'raw recovery'.
version 10.1

What's new in version 10.1:

  • Added support of RAID0+1 configurations of HP SmartArray controllers (version 1 metadata);
  • Added support of RAID0 configurations on RAID components of different sizes (dynamic adjustment of rotation);
  • Added support of iSCSI file storages on ASUSTOR NAS (format of index+data, via Media Manager);
  • In LUKS decrypt: added support of 'Base64 decode' transform to accept 'rkey' binary passwords of Synology NAS;
  • Added support of WD MyCloud backup keys for storage decryption;
  • In file viewer: added 'quick preview' for disk images and virtual disks of common formats and with most used file systems;
  • In Media Manager:
    - Added support of ASUSTOR NAS devices (shares, snapshots, iSCSI target files, encrypted shared folders);
    - Added support of WD MyCloud NAS (OS 5: PRO, EX2 Ultra etc.) storages;
    - Added support of legacy WD MyCloud Home series storages;
    - For MyCloud Home storages, added proper indication of user name for 'auth' container folders;
    - Fixed bug with support of GPT on Synology NAS;
  • Reworked ReFS file system support module:
    - Replaced 'mapping of file segments' with 'IO virtualization' to support segmentation and double indirection (optional, ReFS 3.9 and later);
    - In 'access mode': added experimental support of ZSTD and LZ4 file compressions;
    - In both 'access mode' and 'scan result': added support of 'redirected' file metadata (this fixes displaying of some files as 'folders');
  • Removed imaging optimization for AVHDX/SDLSP files with enabled 'base' files (which are used as a 'delta').
version 10.0

What's new in version 10.0:

  • New software release.