R-Drive Image: Mount arc file as a virtual drive is crapware

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R-Drive Image: Mount arc file as a virtual drive is crapware

Postby R-Drive Image » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:35 pm

So, I used rdrive image to make an image of my failed drive. At first it made compressed image (default settings) and I simply wasted a day of my life waiting for it to finish and after that I wasn't able to restore data from that image (copying was exceptionally fucking slow and would take weeks to complete). SO, I made another uncompressed image of the same drive. This time the .arc file was 750GB instead of 320GB. I mounted it as a virtual drive and try to copy my shit. After copying a few gigs of data my pc consumes 10BG of ram and not a single process on its own consumes more than 100-200MB, only when I unmount the virtual drive from r-data disk image ram consumption drops from 10GB back to normal 1-2GB.

So, simply question: did u actually test that crap before you sell it, or that feature is present there as a freebee and wasn't mean to be used by people.


PS. I don't want to restore all that stuff to another new drive. I simple want to restore old failed drive to a directory on my pc and I want all this to happen while I still use my pc, that was my scenario.
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Re: R-Drive Image: Mount arc file as a virtual drive is crap

Postby Alt » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:44 pm

R-Drive Image wrote:So, simply question: did u actually test that crap before you sell it, or that feature is present there as a freebee and wasn't mean to be used by people.


A simple answer: Your disk failed, as you said, and it's impossible to understand what crap and at which speed it sends to the system before looking at the disk firsthand. I only can guess it reports an incorrect size, that's why you got a double-sized image.
There're other solutions to work with failed disks, most often, high-expensive hardware-software systems. R-Drive Image is designed to work with healthy drives, with exception of some bad sectors.
And, if you really want to get files from that failed drive, go to a data recovery professional, this is not a Do-It-Yourself work.
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