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Re: recover data from a hd



On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 04:46:33AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 11:10 +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> >  Hi there,
> > 
> >  my hd died this morning and I know it is too late and I don't have a
> >  backup but is there a way to do a raw read and gather all the
> >  information that can be read? One thing might be kind of a problem, however, 
> >  since the hd is damaged at its very beginning and attempting to mount it gives
> >  I/O error on sector 0 and the consecutive ones. So, is there a way to jump 
> >  after those erroneous sectors and read what's left. Any pointers would be 
> >  greatly appreciated, thanks!
> 
> dd skipping over the 1st few sectors might help, if your new disk 
> is sufficiently larger than your dead disk.
> 
> >  P.S. I'm off to buy a new hd. Any particular brands I should keep away
> >  from?
> 
> Infinite are the arguments of geeks regarding hard drives.
> 
> I've had nothing but success with Maxtor.  Others hate them with
> a passion.
This is ironic. The failed hd is _a_ Maxtor, infact. Hmm.., if that
ain't a coincidence :)

Regards,
		Boris.



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