December 10, 2010 at 6:51 am #4262
How long should one expect to wait for a deep scan to finish? I just started it (well, it’s been running for an hour) and it says I have about 104 hours left and it’s 2% done. Is this normal?
So far it’s really easy to use and setup and will be a boon for the industry I believe. Intrigued to get deeper into it…December 13, 2010 at 3:05 am #4591
Well I was able to get a few files recovered, which was awesome, but not all. Ce la vie, I guess 🙂December 13, 2010 at 5:16 am #4592
Unfortunately yes. Deep Scan can be very long. Some more info can be found here: the article about scanning empty and non-empty space.December 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm #4597
I’m deep scanning a 320GB USB drive right now. It’s at 20% after 1:15:00. At that rate it’ll take about 6 hours overall. So far it seems to be finding a lot of files. I’m optimistic. 1.0.66 may be faster than previous builds?December 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm #4599
Yes, we are surely investing our development resources in improving the speed of the scan. You can be positive that every new build coming out is faster than the previous ones. Usually it takes about 10-30 hours to deep-scan 1 TB, based on our research results.December 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm #4601
I lost a significant amount of data by accidentally trashing “all documents” under my iMac’s sidebar “search for”. Disk Drill has just completed running, and here are my stats for the recovery:
97.3 GB used on 1TB HD
Deep Scan time was 14hrs 37min
Recovered 84,581 items (625 GB)
Deep Scan has done a great job but without file names I have got a monumental task of searching 85,581 recovered files for the 8,000 or so files that I need.December 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm #4604
OzMaclellan said: but without file names
We truly hope that we can add some algorithms in the nearest future that would let you recover original filenames in some cases. But it’s not trivial, guys. Absolutely NOT that simple 🙂January 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm #4632
Hey, I see that deep scan takes a while and I have no problem with that but it has now been running for 3 days and is only at 0.01%. It has found a few files as it states in the stats. I’m just wondering if I need to start over or do something else since it states that the remaining time is over 100,000 minutes.January 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm #4633
How big is the hard disk you are scanning? Is it an external drive? Is it possible that it’s connected via a slow link?January 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm #4650
I’m having a similar problem. The deep scan itself ran for about 2.5 days and now I’m in recovery mode. I’m recovering the files on an external 500G onto another external 750G connected via USB 2.0. So far, it’s been about 3 days now, and it’s still recovering the files. Is this normal?January 15, 2011 at 1:18 am #4651
It is. Deep Scan CAN BE long, very long. It also depends on file types, which can also augment to that time.January 15, 2011 at 1:43 am #4652
thanks for the feedback. honestly, i wouldn’t know what to do without this program. it’s seriously been a lifesaver. thanks again 🙂January 27, 2011 at 11:40 am #4662
Love this app.
Is there any way of telling … the progress of the recovery process? I am recovering Pictures only from a 2GB array … so far after about 5 days it has recovered 67k files … 20GB of data. Is there any way of knowing how much longer it will be recovering? My computer is a laptop and I would like to be able to disconnect it from the external drives!
BTW I would gladly pay for this app in the app store. You should charge beyond the recovery of a basic number of files. This is a great app.January 27, 2011 at 11:42 am #4663
oh, I see now that it’s only free while in beta.
My suggestion: add a global process monitor … i.e. how much data has been recovered, what is the estimated time for remaining recovery.
Other suggestion would be to allow for the saving of state even if external drives are removed or ejected.January 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm #4664
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