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Data Wipe Data Recovery

Hello everyone,

I will write 2 versions A short version so people who want to post a short awnser can do that and ofcourse A long version with all the details.

Short Version:

I wiped and deleted a 3 Terabyte Drive of a customer.
I need to get it all back (or as much as possible atleast).
It was at 30% of installing new windows when I realized my mistake.

Any Tips and tricks or programs to get this data back as much as possible?


Long version: (sorry for any spelling mistakes. English is not my native language)
I work as A intern at the Technical service of a company.
Today A nice case with beautifull side pannels came in.
The problem was that his PC wouln't boot into Windows anymore and that A new clean install din't want to work either.
We knew the customer because he came in a while ago with 90 Different virtual network devices installed which crashed his system.
So I asked my co-worker:"Can I wipe these drives?"
He awnsered with: "We are not responsible for his data."
So I started my job and went on to first wipe the SSD and check if it would even get detected by our test system.
It din't start so I wiped it and I was ready to do A clean install.
I went over to the customers PC and Inserted the SSD back into the PC.
Went into windows install and started it on a partition after wiping it again. (which suprissed me but OK)
At 30 % I realized **** WRONG DRIVE.
I took out the Sata connector and the install stopped.
I told my Co-Worker and he went outside to punch some wood or something.
Apparently we were Responsible for the 3Terabyte HDD.
So I am asking you guys any Tips,Tricks and programs to get as much data as possible back.


I have heard about Recuva and Acronis!
I would really like to try and get 2 Free and 2 Payed programs and what makes the one better than the other!

I might lose my intern ship because of this super dumb mistake so thank you so much for helping me!

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Best Answer chosen by Emberburn-27178624446184417737614822497266

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You can test Recuva for free.

In reply to: Data Wipe Data Recovery

Since Recuva scans the drive and does not write to the drive it's safe to try.

-> Only a newbie would think one is better than the rest. Damage and loss is never the same so one time one tool rules, the next time the other tool wins.

LESSON TIME: Unplug drives you need to avoid wiping.

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Hope your customer keeps backups.

In reply to: Data Wipe Data Recovery

You might get some back with Recuva but the more you use this drive the less likely of recovery.
Other than that, there's Drivesavers (not cheap).
Dafydd.

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