In terms of data recovery, what is the actual technical need for dedicated hardware such as Atola, PC3000 or Deepspar? What are these devices doing that I cannot achieve using regular Hex/Digital Forensic methods?
I am deeply worried about the prices tbh.
These devices especially PC 3000 are quite famous in the world of data recovery.
"The PC-3000 allows you to diagnose the HDD, fix damaged HDD modules, switch off defective heads, block access to the damaged area of magnetic surfaces, get access to the user data and many other functions."
I was wondering if I really need them for data recovery or is it just marketing? I'm just thinking that some of the functions can be achieved from CLI/Linux. I am not fully aware of the way devices are actually working.