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New Features for Direct Raw Disk Access in Windows Vista and Windows XP

London, UK – December 1, 2008 – EldoS Corporation announces today the release of new version of its popular software component for developers. Version 2.0 of RawDisk will be a welcome addition to a toolkit of developers implementing Windows Vista and Windows XP low level disk access. The new functionalities will aid development of tools for direct administration capabilities as well as for e-Discovery investigations. Addition of the innovative technologies brings RawDisk to the leadership position in the raw disk access software components market.

Windows Vista security model puts tight restrictions on applications executed in user mode. Even administrative rights do not allow an application to get direct write access to raw disk sectors. Many old system utilities are no longer working under the new restrictions, while no solution for the problem was yet offered by Microsoft. EldoS RawDisk provides functionality to directly access logical and physical disks for both reading and writing. This functionality is available on Windows XP and Windows Vista for applications running under administrative or limited-access accounts.

"The Version 2.0 of RawDisk makes possible access to the files already opened by another program from non-administrative accounts with restricted rights. This function may be useful in many scenarios: for back-ups, for file comparison utilities, for access to other users' data”, - said Eugene Mayevski, CTO of EldoS Corporation. “ An administrator will not have to change file properties to achieve this, which may be extremely useful both in everyday situations and, for example, for law-enforcement officers executing a search warrant.”

In addition to the features outlined by Mr. Mayevski, new version makes possible direct access to files with simultaneous unmounting of file system. This functionality permits introduction of changes to disk housekeeping structures: replacing FAT with FAT16 or FAT32; MFT with NTFS, etc. In contrast to the previous version, which was not available for evaluation by general public, the new one is currently available for download and free trial. Trial key is still required for package activation that can be downloaded from http://www/eldos.com/rawdisk/download.php.

About EldoS Corporation

EldoS Corporation focuses on development of security, communication and driver-based software components. The software offered by EldoS Corporation is used in over 70 countries on 5 continents, by a number of small to large-scale companies and organizations, including financial institutes and military organizations.

Key product families are:

  • SecureBlackbox – the software component suite for security and encryption
  • Callback File System - the software API and kernel-mode drivers for virtual file system development
  • Solid File System – the advanced file system for secure data storage
Mailing address: EldoS Corporation, 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY, United Kingdom. Sales department phone: +44-203-355-5036

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