Monday, 14 June 2021

What's new in version 8.17:

  • Added 'calculate hash' tool with support of hash verification for E01/Ex01;
  • Added support of saving RAID configurations with 'decomposed' components;
  • File system filtering now preserves structures created by "recycle.bin" recovery;
  • Added option to copy storages list from RAID Builder to Parity Calculator;
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces:
    - Added support of double-parity volumes (so far, with only one missing disk);
    - Support of metadata version 3;
  • Fixed issue with support of Adaptec 1430SA DDF2 metadata;
  • Fixed some compatibility issues of saved E01 files (compression, rounding);
  • Storage properties tab now includes hashes for E01/Ex01 format;
  • Disk Imager log is extended with more details (source/target properties etc.);
  • Fixed few issues with processing of Windows Dynamic Disks (NT LDM);
  • In 'advanced' copying, added filter to copy normal, deleted or both states;
  • ReFS support is extended with new version found on Windows Server 2022 preview;
  • Fixed several bugs (including crash bugs).

What's new in version 8.16:

  • Added support of Intel IMSM NV Cache (SRT, Optane Memory) technology;
  • Added experimental 'read' support of AFF4 image files format;
  • DDF RAID50/RAID60: fixed pattern for LSI/Intel, added support for Adaptec (5805);
  • Support of DDF1.2 metadata for Marvell 88SE92xx;
  • Support of Silicon Image SATA-RAID vendor-specific metadata;
  • Added logging of user actions for storage scan;
  • Added read support of 'Mirage', 'Tango'/'G2Fdb' and 'Rsfs' CCTV file systems;
  • Added support of symbolic links in scan result for NTFS, EXT3/4 and XFS;
  • Detection and indication of DeepSpar USB Stabilizer in software GUI;
  • Added option to not save empty (zeroed) sectors in Disk Imager;
  • Disk imaging via DeepSpar USB Stabilizer:
  • - Added special error recovery procedure to support device power management;
  • - Changed default imaging procedure to 'system' to wait for device response;
  • Added additional logging of user actions for file copying.

Thursday, 22 April 2021

What's new in version 8.15:


  • Added support of HP SmartArray, DDF and ARECA RAID metadata formats;
  • Support of RAID6 on 3 drives as this configuration is allowed on some controllers;
  • Added separate Adaptec RAID5EE configuration to RAID builder;
  • When RAID Builder tab is active and Parallel Search or Data Comparison is opened:
    - Added option to copy current list of storages from RAID builder to the tool;
    - Synchronization includes both list of 'valid' storages and hex viewer position.
  • Enabled possibility to open multiple 'New RAID' tabs;
  • Fixed bug decrypting APFS FusionDrive storages;
  • Added indication of component's 'RAID properties' on storage properties sheet;
  • ReFS: Support of symbolic links;
  • Added option to save image files to EnCase E01 format;
  • Added 'read' support of common CCTV file systems;
  • Added quick detection of lost partitions at 'standard' offsets;
  • Support of storages with physical sector size 1 and 2 KB.

Monday, 22 March 2021

What's new in version 8.14:

* Added new 'RAID Decomposition' tool ('Reverse RAID'):

- Supports virtual decomposition of any source storage; - Supports opening of any produced virtual components; - Decomposition of RAID0 with custom stripe size; - Decomposition of RAID1E ('near' or 'interlaced') with custom stripe size; - Decomposition of RAID5: custom stripe size, parity delay and rotation; - Decomposition of RAID6: custom stripe size, parity delay, rotation and RS-math;
* Open chunks as span: added option to sort images by numeric file name extension;
* LVM/thin: added recognition of sector/byte size of LVM tree metadata chunks;
* Support of automatic reconstruction of mdadm RAID10/near layout;
* Fixed crash bug when big span (over 1024 components) is opened in RAID builder;
* Drobo BeyondRAID: added manual volume definition when InfoTable is lost or damaged;
* Disk imager: added optional splitting of image to chunks of fixed size;
* Added displaying of GPT and CoreStorage partition labels;
* Added support of named (extended) attributes on Btrfs file systems;
* Added function to mark/unmark multiple objects in Explorer (using context menu);
* Added optional function of saving symbolic links (disabled by default);
* Support opening split DD (raw) image files with FTK Imager naming convention.

What's new in version 8.17:

Added 'calculate hash' tool with support of hash verification for E01/Ex01; Added support of saving RAID configurations with 'de...