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Raw Disk Access

Submitted on: 1/1/2015 10:42:00 PM
By: Tom Honaker (from psc cd)  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 4 Users
Compatibility: Delphi 7
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     RDA makes direct, low-level, byte-precise reads and writes to mass-storage devices easy. No need to have to deal with DOS interrupt calls or any such nonsense - RDA takes care of all the behind-the-scenes work for you. RDA also handles the variations in access methods needed by different Windows versions. RDA can read from or write to any specific sector on a logical drive. And if that's not easy enough, there's even a nonvisual frontend component that makes RDA appallingly easy to use - pick drive/first sector/how many sectors to read, call one procedure to perform the actual read, read data from a property. RDA is based on and inspired by a Delphi unit file called VWIN32, written by Geir Wikran, and incorporates portions of VWIN32 directly. As such, RDA is released under the same licensing terms as VWIN32 - free for personal or commercial use as long as the source itself is never sold or misrepresented. PLEASE NOTE: The RDA distribution includes a demo application which requires the TMPHexEditor/TMPHexEditorEx components package by Markus Stephany. This package is available from
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RDA is based on and inspired by Geir Wikran's
VWIN32 unit file, and incorporates portions of
VWIN32 verbatim. As a result, some portions of
RDA are owned by Geir Wikran, and used in
accordance with VWIN32's license terms. All of
RDA shares VWIN32's license terms - free for any
use as long as the source is not profited from 
or misrepresented.
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