University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff can download software licensed for their use from UDeploy.


Gibson Research's SpinRite product is a utility used for the long term maintenance, recovery, and repair of mass storage systems.

Our SpinRite Enterprise License allows the software to be used by University employees only. Students are NOT eligible to use this software. If you have questions about your eligibility for this program, contact the IT Support Center at (302) 831-6000.

The current version of the product is SpinRite 6.1.

Examine the system requirements and usage for Gibson Research SpinRite:

  • SpinRite can run on any PC compatible system with a 32 or 64-bit Intel or AMD processor and a color screen.
  • SpinRite is self-contained, including its own bootable FreeDOS operating system. It can be used on any operating system and any file system. This means it can run on drives formatted with Windows XP's/Vista's/Windows 7's NTFS and all other older FAT formats (in addition to all Linux, Novell, and all other file systems.) It can be used to pre-qualify and certify unformatted hard drives before their first use. Drives on non-PC platforms, such as Apple Macintosh or TiVo, may be temporarily relocated to a PC motherboard for data recovery, maintenance and repair by SpinRite.
  • SpinRite provides complete interaction with IDE-interface PATA (parallel ATA) and SATA (Serial ATA) drives, and it can also be used with any other type of drive - SCSI, USB, 1394/Firewire - that can be made visible to DOS through the addition of controller BIOS or add-on DOS drivers. To obtain the best performance, IDE drives can be temporarily removed from their external USB or Firewire cases and attached directly to the PC motherboard.