[clug] Recovering data from old disks. Max age observed?

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Fri Jun 14 23:57:36 UTC 2019

On 14/6/19 4:37 pm, steve jenkin via linux wrote:
> I recently read the contents of a 2010 x 1TB USB-2 external hard-drive that had Apple “Time Machine” data on it.
> Had to resort to ‘ddrescue’ - there were 17 hard errors detected.

How many ddrescue passes did you use? I found that using a large number (say 500)
recovered many bad tracks for me when a disk goes funny.

Of course, one may rarely get a false positive.



Eyal at Home (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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