[TriLUG] OT: Laptop Hard Drive
chapelhilllaptopshop at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 21:11:22 EST 2011
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Also +1 to everything said so far, all very good advice, though I prefer
hddregen to spinrite...even on a badly failing drive, it/they can be
invaluable if applied delicately. Regenerating enough sectors/the right
sectors to be able to see file-system structure instead of raw data can be
the difference between retrieving 20% of random data before the drive
completely fails, and retrieving the 15% you actually care about.
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 8:46 PM, Steve Pinkham <steve.pinkham at gmail.com>wrote:
> On 11/17/2011 08:07 PM, William Sutton wrote:
> > It isn't free, but SpinRite is really good recovery software. It goes
> > low-level to recover things, and fits on a floppy for boot.
> > William Sutton
> In this situation, it's probably worse than useless. For a basically
> working drive with a few unreadable sectors, spinrite is great. For any
> major problems, it's likely to do more harm than good.
> ddrescue first to get as much data off as you can. If the drive survives
> long enough and you want to run spinrite later to try to help recover
> the last few sectors, you can do so.
> Go search the web for ddrescue vs spinrite and you'll find I'm not alone
> in this opinion.
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