RawDisk library offers software developers direct access to files, disks and partitions of the disks (hard drives, flash disks etc.) for user-mode applications, bypassing security limitations of Windows operating systems.
Access raw disk data in Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP
Direct access to disks and protected files from user-mode applications in Windows
RawDisk allows you to enable your application to access Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or XP disk directly. Disk sectors can be read or written from user-mode processes, thus going around direct access ban imposed by the operating systems.
Ignore file locking and security restrictions
RawDisk allows access to files that are already opened or have restricted access security setting. This significantly simplifies implementation of backup applications.
Read or write disk sector by sector
Ability to write and read disks sector by sector without operating-system-imposed restrictions comes in handy for development of data recovery, undelete and forensic applications.