The DeepSpar RapidSpar (RS) is the first cloud-driven device for recovering data from damaged and failing drives. It recovers data from 50% of the cases that software cannot recover alone. In addition, RS applies much less stress on a drive than a standard operating system does. This reduces the risk of further drive damage while imaging.
Drives with High Data Recoverability. RapidSpar usually recovers data from these drives.
Imaging fails with software alone or images too slowly to be practical but drive spins up and identifies correctly.
Imaging it causes drive crashes, freezes, and restarts but drive spins up and identifies correctly
A standard computer’s operating system does not recognize the drive but it spins up and identifies correctly in the computer’s BIOS.
Unreadable sectors result in too many corrupted and missing files.
Drives with Medium Data Recoverability. Only roughly half of the time RapidSpar recovers data from these situations
Drive makes clicking and grinding noises but spins up and identifies correctly.
Computer freezes during imaging but the drive spins up and identifies correctly.
A standard computer’s BIOS cannot identify the drive but it still spins up.
Drives with Low Data Recoverability. RapidSpar cannot recover data from these types of drives most of time by itself.
Encryption or logical corruption prevents file access even though the drive is perfectly healthy.
Drive emits clicking noises immediately after spinning up and a standard computer’s BIOS does not recognize it.
Drive can neither spin up nor does a standard computer’s BIOS recognize it.
Set of RapidSpar SATA Adapters
To greatly diversify the types of devices RapidSpar can recover data from, I recommend purchasing the set of SATA adapters available. L Includes basic SATA adapters for:
The RapidSpar and all adapters fit neatly into the provided metal case. Perfect for all types of travel, the case is strong enough to make it through airport security time and time again. DeepSpar thought of everything when creating the RapidSpar.
Built-In Color LCD Touchscreen
The RS features a beautiful and bright built-in color LCD touchscreen. The very top of the display shows any activated source drive status and error registers. Located just below that is a local sector map. Each square corresponds to one sector on the source drive. If a square is green, the RS imaged the sector correctly.
Below the local sector map, the RS displays the raw and translated hexadecimal code for the sector read at that moment. Next is a voltage and current graph. Below that, the RS output window with the yellow background displays important messages. Finally, the last line at the bottom of the display shows the current LBA sector the RS is reading at that time, the data imaging speed, and lastly the number of unreadable sectors encountered.
RapidNebula for RapidSpar
RapidNebula provides software and firmware updates and performs automated diagnostics, fixes, and optimizations. This $350 subscription service provides 1 year of access for each RapidSpar device.
RapidSpar Data Acquisition Add-on
The Data Acquisition Add-on is a firmware upgrade that adds three features to RapidSpar:
Firstly, it enables RS to recover data to image files.
Secondly, it enables an advanced write blockerwith on-the-fly imaging and data recovery abilities.
Lastly, it enables advanced file integrity reporting.
I personally own a RapidSpar and find it an amazing standalone, portable data recovery system. Currently selling for $1,770.00, it is not an inexpensive piece of kit. However, with the wide range of SATA adapters available and the RapidNebula access, the RapidSpar does what no other data recovery systems can.
RapidSpar is by no means a replacement for the DeepSpar Disk Imager 4 and only works well on drives lacking logical errors, physical damage, and major malfunctions. Its most noteworthy advantages are its:
Native SATA functionality.
Ability to connect to a wide array of drives using SATA adapters.
Ability to image drives without the need of a computer.
RapidSpar is an excellent platform for every mobile data recovery, information technology, and support services provider.
Firstly, being a portable, standalone device, it images most types of drives and requires only electrical power to run. No better tool exists for cloning a client’s drive on-site due to its small size and large set of features.
Secondly, the RS almost identically mirrors the interface of the DeepSpar Disk Imager 4 (DDI4) and provides much of the same useful information as the DDI4. This includes details such as the drive’s model number, serial number, firmware version, LBA mode, and capacity in LBAs. While imaging, this includes the number of unread sectors.
Lastly, the RS and adapters fit neatly into an all-metal case making travel to on-site jobs extremely easy.
If you would like to learn more about the RapidSpar or speak with a data recovery professional before attempting a data recovery of your own, please call, e-mail, or contact IT-SD through our website. We are always happy to help.