The main features Disk Recoup 2.1 provides are as follows:
- It can copy a faulty hard drive to another hard drive if the faulty drive is still detected by the computer BIOS and still responds to basic disk commands. See "Determine the status of a hard drive"
- It can copy data to a dedicated blank hard drive or a disk-image file.
- It supports IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS and USB hard disks. It also supports CDs, DVDs, Zip Drives, popular memory cards (Compact Flash, Memory Stick, SD, xD, MMC, etc.), floppies, and other removable devices.
- To read a source drive it uses both standard high-level and basic low-level disk commands. The latter are slower but less sensitive to hardware faults. Therefore they may work when high-level commands fail. This is especially true of IDE and SATA hard drives.
- It provides a simple but effective user interface with extensive help information.
- It intelligently tries to avoid bad media spots on disk which may cause Windows® to hang.
- It continuously saves its status so that the work already performed is not lost if the computer hangs when trying to read a bad spot on disk.
- It automatically saves program messages to a log file for later reference.
- It allows the omission of specific sectors known to be bad to avoid unnecessary delays due to read errors.
- It allows a disk copy operation in demo mode. In case of emergency a faulty drive can be copied immediately before it becomes completely inoperable. The destination must be decrypted with a license before use. The decryption command does not require the presence of the source drive.
- The source drive is accessed strictly in read-only mode. Using Disk Recoup presents no risk to the source drive except for normal wear and tear.