DFL DDP data recovery software works with DFL-SRP, DFL-PCIe and DFL-URE data recovery hardware. DFL-DDP is mainly used to image patient hard drives, extract files directly or fix common hard drive firmware failures.

DFL-DDP helps to image faulty hard drives with many bad sectors;
DFL-DDP helps to image faulty hard drives with weak heads;
DFL-DDP helps to fix faulty hard drives’ common firmware failures;
DFL-DDP helps to image or extract lost data from external hard drives directly by connecting one Dolphin SATA to USB adapter;
DFL-DDP helps to image or extract lost data from NVME SSDs by connecting one Dolphin SATA/NVME to USB adapter;
DFL-DDP helps to image or extract lost data from USB flash drives by connecting one Dolphin SATA to USB adapter.

With DFL-DDP, Users can make best use of the disk image or file extraction settings:

Write blocking;
Set LBA range to image;
Forward read or backward read;
Set read block size;
high-speed/low speed/intelligent read;
Soft reset/hard reset/power reset;
Settings for sector read timeout values, sectors to skip, etc;
Set up head map for hard drives to image good heads and then image weak heads;

With DFL-DDP, users can fix the following common firmware failures:

Seagate common firmware failures fix-Busy, undetected/wrongly detected, capacity 0 fix; SIM error fix;
Western Digital hard drive common firmware failures fix-slow fix, edit head map in ram, smart reset, password removal, etc;
Samsung hard drive common firmware failures fix-clear alist, led fix, etc;
Hitachi hard drive common firmware failures fix-virtual translator;
Toshiba hard drive common firmware failures fix-clear g-list, virtual translator, etc.

Please note: if the faulty drives are not spinning, this can be head totally damaged, motor stuck, PCB burnt or rom damage, users need to fix the physical issue or rom corruption and then users can diagnose further on firmware area and then image the faulty drives or extract files.

If users want to repair complicated firmware failures or want to operate on firmware modules, users need the DFL firmware repair tools.

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To work with Dolphin DFL data recovery tools, it’s very necessary to set one target disk whenever users are trying to read from the original hard drives. DFL-DDP data recovery tool has one unique and very helpful disk imaging feature and that is to record all read operations to the target disk and all read sectors within the data drive will not be read for a second time.

So how to set a target disk smartly?

Users can image to drive: image data drive to target drive connected to DFL data recovery hardware, for example, image from SATA 0 to SATA 1, SATA 2, etc; image data drive to target drive such as external hard drives connected to pc; Image data drive to VHD/VHDX target disk.

Here Dolphin engineers strongly recommend to use VHD/VHDX as target drives. Users can connect one SATA hard drive with big capacity, such as 10TB to pc by the Universal USB to SATA adapter Pro., and then users can create multiple VHD or VHDX drives on this SATA HDD, next users can image different data drive to different VHD or VHDX drives. All these VHD(X) drives are independent from each other.

Why do we use SATA drive and the adapter, because SATA drives are much cheaper than external hard drives and the adapter helps to make the SATA drives portable easily.

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Dolphin Data Lab keeps upgrading all its data recovery tools and now the new version of Version 1.31 of DFL-DDP USB3.0 data recovery equipment is available in the user-only forum.

Each new version of Dolphin data recovery tools has a great improvement compared with the previous versions.

What’s new in the DFL-DDP version 1.31?

1, We have further enhanced the software running performance so that each function within the program is running faster and more stably; Read more

For a higher success rate of hdd repair and data recovery, cheers!

1, Smart Disk Image Technology

The program offers users two modes to image the patient hard drive: UDMA Mode and PIO mode and the program is able to detected the health status of each sector based on its response time of being read and written and then the program automatically select the right data transfer mode UDMA or PIO to read each sector differently. That’s to say to read good sectors in UDMA mode and to read Bad sectors in PIO mode and the whole process is automatically done by the program itself.

2, Double Channels’ Images

Advanced imaging features handling disk imaging tasks from two patient disks at the same time, double the disk imaging efficiency from faulty hard drives; Read more

DFL-DE is one hardware disk imager which has very powerful disk imaging functions and portable to offer door-to-door data recovery services and possibilities to work anywhere you want.

You can use DFL-DE very easily and connect this disk imager to two SATA or IDE hard drives synchronously and image the data fast and stably from the original two drives to new disks or files even if the original drives have a lot of bad sectors or unstable heads. Read more

DFL-DE data recovery tool acts also as one great disk imaging tool and it offers one very powerful disk imaging feature-selective head imaging. This disk imaging feature helps a lot to handle patient hard drives with damaged heads. Read more

DFL-DE is the 2012 latest revolutionary data recovery tool used for all hdd brands.  This data recovery tool contains combined data recovery software and hardware, without hardware, you cannot run the software separately. Read more