Gibson Research's SpinRite
product is a utility used for the long term maintenance,
recovery, and repair of mass storage systems.
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 6.0.
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.