This kind of drive repair utilities are often misunderstood. The mechanics of how this software works and what it is supposed to do are typically cause for confusion. Some may compare HDD Regenerator with other products and find the competition “works faster”.
Even if that’s true, the proof is in the results and what is happening “under the hood,” not simply in how fast the process takes before it claims to be “completed.”
The same can be said for HDD quick format operations; you are not really “formatting” the disk. Quick formatting only means rebuilding file table. True formatting is a process of magnetization of all clusters to essentially “erase” the drive. This is another case where “faster” does not equal “better.” It’s what the application truly does that counts.
When should I use it?
There’s no need to wait for bad sectors and disk failures. If you work with sensitive information, you should run HDD Regenerator periodically. This can save a lot of time and aggravation in the long run.
What does it do?
Other “disk repair” utilities do this:
1. Mark bad sector as good
2. Read data in the sector
3. Write it back
4. Write-back fails? Mark as bad permanently.
As you see, they don’t really “fix” anything. HDD Regenerator does. It strengthens the drive’s magnetic surface by reading and writing repeatedly. True, if it isn’t possible to write in a given magnetic field at all, the sector cannot be repaired. But contrary to the rumors and misleading analysis, HDD Regenerator IS different and works much more effectively.
The concept of repairing a damaged HDD using only software is confusing to some. Just remember that HDD Regenerator repairs magnetic damage, which is actually the cause of 80% of all HDD failures.
Here’s a good example of how to test HDD Regenerator. If you have a drive with several bad blocks and the HDD has never been formatted before, you should run a low level format. If it fails due to bad sectors it means hard drive is faulty. But if the scan succeeds without finding bad sectors, run HDD Regenerator and you can be sure bad blocks will be gone!
Should I fix single errors?
Drives often have defects in their magnetic coat, caused by something as simple as microscopic speck of dust. In reality there is no purpose taking any actions if the drive has a single bad sector out of billions. Modern hard drives are designed with a lot of spare sectors and they are smart enough to take actions without us even knowing. Hard drives will know about the bad sector location and they will remap. Drives will never touch the same sector in since poking around it could make things worse.
Many disk brands also have a diagnostic tool for their own drives that may refresh the magnetic surface. Keep in mind, though, that these companies are in the disk business, not the software business. There have been many cases these tools could not fix or diagnose problems at all, causing I/O errors or total absence of the drives on the system. When it comes to total data security and recovery, HDD Regenerator is the only drive recovery app you need.