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Re: SSDs

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: SSDs
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:45:42 +0200
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Hello David,

David Morrison wrote:
Having just been given my first SSD to recover, I wondered whether
ddrescue uses any different techniques than it would use for a magnetic

Currently no.

But on an SSD, can the access mechanism be damaged by reading failing
sectors? Can the sector itself be damaged by continually trying to read it?

I don't know. So the prudent thing to do seems to leave ddrescue as-is until someone shares evidence that it should be changed.

Best regards,

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