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Re: badblocks

On 7/7/21, mick crane <mick.crane@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2021-07-07 18:30, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>> I got a cheap SATA to USB external adaptor and used it to look at a
>>> 500Gb
>> [...]
>>> Might I think that there is something amiss with the USB/SATA adapter
>>> thing ?
>> In my experience, USB<->SATA adapters are not super-reliable (cheap or
>> not), the main problem stemming from power delivery, so you might like
>> to retry it on other USB ports, the more power it can deliver
>> the better.
>> [ Obviously, I presume that your adapter does not have its own power
>>   source.  ]
> has 12v supply, I've ordered another one and see if any different.

I think I'm picturing what you're using because I've used that myself.
I switched to the black, boxlike "docking stations" a couple years ago
because I was having some kind of trouble, maybe even like you now,
with those other "wiring harness" adapters.

One caveat is that the "dual" docking stations that have the clone
ability may be easy to trigger into an irreversible clone that
destroys data on the second hard drive. I'd seen someone complain
about that in their product review.

Now I think I did it myself because one hard drive keeps reporting
that it's a duplicate something or other at boot. All I can figure is
I accidentally bumped the duplicate button on the docking station, and
off it went without asking for verification first. The harmed hard
drive is sitting untouched until I brave up toward attempting a
software autopsy in hopes of salvaging data. The holdup is that I'm
mentally not prepared to hear I lost that data forever. :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with birdseed *

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