SanDisk Extreme III 4GB SDHC - RescuePRO Software and Testing

Article Index
SanDisk Extreme III 4GB SDHC
RescuePRO Software and Testing
Performance and Final Thoughts
 

RescuePRO Software:

The RescuePRO software that comes bundled with the SanDisk Extreme II card is pretty handy.  It has tools to recover photos, recover videos and to recover general files.  It also provides a simple way to backup your media, wipe the media as well as a helpful, uh, help section.

Rescue Pro Running
Rescue Pro Running

 

 

The beautiful thing about RescuePRO is that it can be used on media other than flash media.  It can be used on hard drives as well as other non-SanDisk branded media.  Just make sure that when you use the "Wipe Media" that it is a flash drive and not your main hard drive.  The wipe media utility actually writes zeros to the media and after this, you cannot recover the data - even with RescuePRO.

 Rescue Pro Drives
Rescue Pro Drives


Finding and recovering data is a several step process that takes a few minutes - depending on the size of the media and the amount of deleted pictures.  The media is analyzed to find lost data, then the data is loaded in the program so you can view the deleted files - or even files off of a flash drive that has been formatted.  You can select all the files or just select individual files for recovery.  The nice thing is that you can preview the files in a larger window to make sure you are grabbing the right ones.

 Recovering
Recovering
 Recovering Photos
Recovering Photos

 

The image above on the right shows the SD Card empty, yet I'm able to recover some photos.  This is very handy in the event that you accidentally delete some photos.  If you use the "Wipe Media" feature that I mentioned before, please keep in mind that you won't be able to recover any data from the card after this procedure.

As far as performance is concerned, we'll put this 4GB Extreme III Class 6 card up against some other media on the next page.