about rollback software...

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  1. unnamed

    unnamed Registered Member

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    about rollback type software -

    does it severely deplete the life of the hard disk?

    the files when they are recovered, is there a possibility that these files will become corrupted and unreadable?

    thank u.
     
  2. Baldrick

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    Use Rollback Rx and have not experienced this or come across anything in posts re. this.
     
  3. tradetime

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    Am not aware that this would be the case. I have been using FDISR for about 4 years now, the HDD it is on is 5 years old, so I'd have to say not dramatically in my experience.
     
  4. pandlouk

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    Depends on the technology used by the software. If it monitors continuesly the changes on disk it will affect the life of the disk. Examples:
    -Goback and DriveClone : will affect the life of the disk (but not severly).
    -RollbackRX and clones: will affect it depending on how you use it, but less than the above two. Probably is beneficial to solid state disks.
    -FirstDefence : will not affect it.
    - ReturnIl and Sahdow defender will not affect it.
    Yes, it can happen.
    Actually, I had used CRC32, MD5 and SH1 checksums on RollbackRx and in a lot chases the files where not identical. I am a RollbackRX user for 2 years and I never save any file on the protected partition because of this.

    Early versions of Shadowdefender also had this problem, but not anymore.

    Panagiotis
     
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