SpinRite & HDD Regenerator - silent data corruption

Here is a thread where it has been shown that both SpinRite and HDD Regenerator cause silent data corruption when "recovering" bad sectors.

It appears that, rather than recover the original data in a bad sector, both tools just replace the data with random rubbish.
 
To summarise the thread in a nutshell, forum member "Nesa" demonstrated that HDD Regenerator replaced the contents of an unreadable sector in the user area with a sector from the drive's own firmware. "Lcoughey" then showed that SpinRite replaced the contents of a bad sector with random data. Worse still, SpinRite did not even alert the user that the original sector was bad, or that it had been "repaired".
 

Y0GI

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Thank you very much for the clarification. I will avoid these programs in the future.

Yogi

 
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