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    Default Read hdd from Swann DVR

    My mate has one of these ( http://www.swannsurveillance.com/s/p...w/?product=364 )
    Someone broke in moved the cameras and damaged the dvr and he is trying to get the data off the hdd. It shows up as unallocated space in linux.
    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Read hdd from Swann DVR

    Give it to the police and suggest they get the data off it as evidence?
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    Default Re: Read hdd from Swann DVR

    so thats the only way you think?
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    Default Re: Read hdd from Swann DVR

    What if you connect it to a windows system??

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    Default Re: Read hdd from Swann DVR

    hmm would it not show on a linux system if it was a windows partition?
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    Default Re: Read hdd from Swann DVR

    Linux should read it if it's a windows partition. I just mean if you give it to the police it might save you the hassle of spending a thousand dollars on data recovery.
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    Default Re: Read hdd from Swann DVR

    ask at http://www.cctvforum.com/
    usually a manufacture will have pc software that can read the HDD. otherwise ask swans tech support.
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    Default Re: Read hdd from Swann DVR

    Most likely it was encrypted (for protection) its like a bitlocker drive will show up in pre 7 OS's as an unformatted drive.

    The full drive encryption means that any OS will not be able to read the headers or any drive info so it thinks its empty/free space.

    You will probably need to talk to someone at the aforementioned CCTV forums or possibly swann security in order to safely recover all the data
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