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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Tip: Improving recovery chances with Seagate "F3" mod
Antonio Diaz Diaz
Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Tip: Improving recovery chances with Seagate "F3" models
Tue, 13 May 2014 18:07:18 +0200
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Franc Zabkar wrote:
The fix could be incorporated into ddrescue,
As you already know, one of the great strengths of ddrescue is that
it is interface-agnostic, and so can be used for any kind of device
supported by your kernel.
The fix you link to seems to affect just some newer Royl WD drives and
seems to imply the overwriting of the drive firmware. I think such fix
is out of the scope of a tool like ddrescue.
or it could be implemented
as a small helper application. However, it requires a little knowledge
of WD's Vendor Specific Commands, or access to certain commercial tools.
It would be ideal if every drive came with a complete and free firmware
tool, but meanwhile probably the most practical solution is to manually
apply the fix as described in your link, and buying a drive without this
problem next time.
Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Tip: Improving recovery chances with Seagate "F3" models, Scott Dwyer, 2014/05/21