Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Using IsoPuzzle effectively.

I was using IsoPuzzle recently to try and salvage some kids DVDs.

If you have kids you know kid+DVD's=Scratches & No Play :-)

Iso Puzzle worked well for a few discs, but then got stuck on about 55%. I left it running ( hours then days ) and it was creeping up slowly, eventually hitting 65%.

I stopped the current run and created a new ISO, IsoPuzzle run through to 95% in the first pass!

The last 5% took only 30 mins or so, the lesson being IsoPuzzles sector skipping is a good strategy but is very slow, so do whatever you can to get the first pass to complete the majority of the work!