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 :)