Things to avoid in data recovery

This is a short list compiled based on the tech support experience,without much explanation

Avoid
  • USB-to-SATA converters (for bad reliability);
  • Marvell chipsets (for bad handling of bad sectors);
  • Silicon Image controllers or any RAID cards based on these (after SIL_QUIRK_MOD15WRITE; even if SIL_QUIRK_MOD15WRITE does not apply to your controller, this is not an excuse to use Sil);
  • nVidia chipsets (for bad reliability of disk controllers under load)

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