The company gives a good impression for hands-on data recovery and has a support forum.
And I like the fact that he is emphasizing in his blog (a good read) that defrag files helps the recovery operation, very sensible. "A simple to use run-on-demand disk defragger and optimizer" to me would be an excellent occasional complement to the Auslogics or Piriform or best defrag lite du jour.
And I like this from the blog.http://www.diydatare...ournal.com/index.php
Thursday, March 5th 2009 3:18 PM
Announcement: First public release of DiskTune the Hard disk defragmenter and optimizer!
"Why freeware? Although I spent a lot of free time on this project, I was also allowed to spent DIY DataRecovery.nl time on it. The idea is this: Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on Google ads we choose to invest some time in this project that we see as advertising. MBRtool builds up on that same idea. It’s free and hundreds of thousands of users have now heard of DIY DataRecovery.nl in return. So, we want nothing back in return, we just hope that if the need for a data recovery program arises that you will think of us. So, we just hope you will enjoy DiskTune, and if you do, do not hesitate to share it with friends and family."
Note the comment on Hiren's Boot CD - which is sometimes recommended on generally solid sites. Supposedly they were getting their copyright/trademark/non-pirate house in order .. apparently not.
The MBRTool freeware is at http://www.diydatare...overy.nl/mbrtool.htm
So I will be giving DiskTune a spin.