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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Tip: Improving recovery chances with Seagate "F3" mod
Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Tip: Improving recovery chances with Seagate "F3" models
Thu, 15 May 2014 18:57:42 +1000
Most data recovery people use commercial tools such as R-Studio and UFS
Explorer. The tools you describe are excellent freeware, but they're not
really suited for professional work.
Here is a current thread that illustrates EXACTLY what I'm talking about:
Whilst the professionals generally doesn't offer positive advice, in this
case their observations are accurate, namely that "your (sic) likely to
kill the heads before you ever get close to 180 days".
The solution is to "erase Relo-list and disable error handling". Contrary
to what all the professionals are saying, one does not need to outlay
US$10K for a tool such as PC3000-UDMA. The desired result can be achieved
using freeware tools and a bit of "McGuyvering".
At 10:24 AM 14/05/14, you wrote:
> Ddrescue is a great tool, and I recommend it in every storage forum,
> but without an appropriate helper application it will never achieve
> its full potential. I'm disappointed that you appear to be unwilling
> or incapable of accepting and understanding its limitations.
Tools to deal with the issue you're referring to belong as part
of a suite of tools that data recovery people will keep, but I
don't personally see it belonging in ddrescue. I believe
you've taken the right direction in having someone else write
the helper applications/tool to do the task. Most data
recovery people have a multitude of tools like testdisk,
photorec, ddrescue and parted, adding more tools to their
suite as they are required, your tool/helper probably will be
added to the list.
ddrescue does what it does and does it well and I feel that
Antonio has made the appropriate choice ( to not incorporate
the facility ) based on the planned scope of the ddrescue
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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Tip: Improving recovery chances with Seagate "F3" models, Scott Dwyer, 2014/05/21