GRCÃ‚Â |Ã‚Â Hard drive data recovery softwareÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Monday, June 7th, 2004 Ã¢â‚¬â€ SpinRite 6.0 Released After more than seven months of non-stop development, and more than two months of continuous testing by hundreds of SpinRite 6.0 pre-purchase volunteers (see our grc.spinrite.dev newsgroup on our news server at news.grc.com), it is with great pride that we release the sixth major version of SpinRite for upgrade to prior users and sale to new users. By operating directly upon magnetic storage media at a level below any installed operating system, this major milestone release of SpinRite is able to operate on all Windows XP NTFS formats, all DOS FAT, all Linux file systems, Novell, Macintosh (if temporarily moved into a PC) or anything else Ã¢â‚¬â€ it can even be used to repair and recover the hard drive from an ailing TiVo! SpinRite v6.0 achieves complete operating system independence by incorporating the FreeDOS operating system. This allows it to be used on any and all Intel/AMD PC systems. As you can see from the Windows screen image above, SpinRite 6.0 can create a bootable diskette or generate a standard, CD-R burnable ISO file to create a "SpinRite boot CD". A bootable SpinRite can also be "installed" into any other motherboard bootable devices, such as USB flashdrives for easy, portable booting and use.