1. Audible Alarm for Data Extractor.
Please tell, what operations should have Audible Alarm at their finish?
Please make me a list of them. I think "Partition analysis" should have it.
I think the ideal option would be to add and audible alarm tab page in options page, where the user can mark operations where he would like to rear audible alarms
My suggestions for some of this actions are:
** When HDD do not returns to ready state after XXXX seconds;
** When HDD has found XXXXX consecutive bad sectors;
** After Scan MFT is finished;
** After MFT Map is finished
** and basically after the last sector of current map of folder range is copied
(for example, when using head maps to copy before the good heads before the bad ones, used sectors map (bitmap), folder map of files, etc ...)
And if possible I have some other suggestions:
#Sugestion: More frequent task autosaves
Sometimes I run into PC3000 crash, mainly in the cases when a task take 2~3 days
most of times after this happen, when I try to re-open the task I have the unpleasant surprise to see that many of the already cloned sectors are now marked as unread again
So if it is possible, please tell the developer to add an autosave to the task, like 5 minutes for example
(maybe time for task autosave is another good suggestion for a configurable option in task options)
#Sugestion: Quick report on NTFS $MFT read sectors
For example a right click menu in  NTFS partition witch would bring a quick MFT sectors report showing something like that:
MFT table has 50.000 sectors
49.500 read sectors
100 skipped sectors
50 bad sectors
350 sector read with ecc error
So that user may quickly decide if he needs to spend more time working on cloning the MFT table or not
#Suggestion: Quicker filtered files copy in right click menu
Some cases you are working with HDD with has heads in process of beaking
For that cases, you would want to quickly save the most important files right away
Most users want to save files which can be quickly selected by their extensions
(for example, doc, xls, ppt, dbx, pst, jpg, zip, mdf, fdb ...)
But the problem is that the current filter option in DE UDMA uses an algorithm that start scanning all files in the partition first to make the filter
I've seen heads broke during this long process and none of the files was saved, so later head exchange was needed
The suggestion here would be that the utility save the selected filtered files at the same moment while it scans the folder, instead of only scanning the selected files for explorer like display and later saving .
Also, that the filter can be applied to a folder instead of the hole partition
For example, when you right click on a folder or root to have a right click option named like "copy filtered files only"
#Suggestion: Quick heads reading test
I think that to be able to do heads mapping is one of the most usefull features of DE UDMA!
A nice feature would be to add a function to quickly read, for example, like 10.000 sectors from each head to determine it's quality
And after bring a quick report windows like:
Quick heads test results:
Head0 - pass - 10.000 sucessfully read sectors
Head1 - pass - 10.000 sucessfully read sectors
Head2 - warning - 9.500 sucessfully read sectors and 500 bad sectors
Head3 - fail - 10.000 bad sectors
The number of sectors to read during this test can be determined by user in a popup windows box, whick can also give the option to select which heads to test
Thanks again Roustam and I hope my suggestions help ACE making a even better tool!