Physical Drives

Physical drives are tangible media, such as:

Hard drive IDE, SATA, SCSI, any capacity
SSD SATA, internal, any capacity
USB Drive USB, USB-2, USB-3, USB-C, any capacity
Floppy 3.5", 5.25", Zip, Jaz drive, any capacity
SD Card Standard and Micro SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Sticks
Flash drive Flash drives, Thumb drives

They have specific names:

Name Alternate Name*) Description
DISK0 HD128 1st physical drive
DISK1 HD129 2nd physical drive
 :  : more physical drives
FD0    1st diskette drive
FD1   2nd diskette drive
*) The alternate drive names HD128, HD129, etc. originate from the BIOS interrupt 13h in the early days of computing. The number of the first drive was 128, therefore the name HD128. Other programs from Runtime Software still use the alternate notation. Virtual Images in GetDataBack also do.

These drives are all shown in GetDataBack's first screen, Select Drive. If a drive is not shown, check its cabling, or try on a different machine.

If a physical drive is reporting read errors, consider to stop working with the corrupted drive until you make a disk image. (Every try to access data can increase corruption) After successfully creating an image, you can use the image file as an input for GetDataBack.

See also: Drives, Logical drive, Image, Virtual Image, Create image