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Help with data recovery probably overwritten

Hello everyone,
it's my first time asking here for help so I apologize in advance if I miss some details in my request. Please let me know if there's something else I need to tell to help you help me with my issue.

I have the Windows system on 2 SSD of 250 GB in mirrored raids.
For data instead, I use 1 internal HD of 2 TB, partitioned into 3 local disks.
A couple of days ago, due to a problem that I still do not know, the HD has disconnected and it set in place of one of the two SSDs, cloning the Windows system image on it.

Now I'm trying to recover the lost data, but without any success.
I tried to use programs like EaseUS Data Recovery and RStudio (the second I didn't use it very much because I found it structurally complex to understand, at least for me )

Do you have any advice on how I could recover data?
Or do you know any program other than those mentioned by me?

I thank in advance for your time on reading this, any kind of help is really appreciated!

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Overwritten. It's gone.

Stop now and get recovery house estimates.

It's a shame there appears to be no backups. Backup is not optional and it appears to take a disaster fro folk to learn why this is.

Read https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/a-look-behind-the-scenes-on-hdd-recovery/

And again, NEVER INSTALL RECOVERY SOFTWARE to a system you are recovering files. You will overwrite the files. Also, the drives and system MUST BE REMOVED FROM USE for the recovery to work. Break these rules and the files are most likely gone.

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Alright, but..

I understand.
So you're basically saying to send the HD to a recovery center, right?

But in case I'd like to try and do this at home by myself, what would be the best softwares to use for this case?

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Recuva.

But if you install apps on this working system you risk overwriting.
If you boot this system, you risk overwriting.

Since the RAID is a mirror you can pull a drive out, attach to the PC we want to recover files with and run Recuva. Same for the other drives.

-> Only the newest recovery tech tries to recover on the system that needs recovery.

More at https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/lost-and-found-or-the-storage-forum-sticky-354911/

Can I ask why the mirror RAID? In decades I've found that to save all of 2 owners. The rest of the incidents (hundreds) mirror RAID was a liability since if the owner saved a file, the overwrite happens on both drives and this is not safe.

Sometimes the owners are lulled into no backups since "mirrored drives are backups" which is false.

Post was last edited on July 28, 2018 9:06 AM PDT

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Recovery software (Getdataback). Serious piece of recovery

Getdataback.
Great company, reasonably priced recovery software and you can trial it.
I had a huge problem and was on the phone with handheld help, they could not do enough for me and recovered the whole drive.
Try it nothing to loose and very very easy to use with deep recovery.
Harvey Lexton u.k

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Because..

I used the Raid because a couple of years ago I had the same problem and I've lost the local disk C, with the Windows system on it, and all the recent documents.
So to always have an updated copy of C local disk, I used this "solution".

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