A feature that'd really make it worth paying for the pro version of hddsuperclone, is the ability to work with non-standard sector sizes. You know those 520 byte EMC drives. If it could read those drives and migrate to 512-byte sectors on the destination, that'd really make it a miracle tool.
I am not sure if I never saw this post, or just don't remember. I SHOULD be getting notices for all posts here, but not sure if that is happening. Anyway...
1) Would this really be a very desired feature? I think it to be possible.
2) Am I correct that the data is 512 bytes, and the rest is just extra ECC or parity, and can be thrown away for the purpose of normal data recovery?
3) Is there a standard formula (not vendor specific) on how the extra data is used to verify data?
4) Am I correct that these drives are SAS drives, and not SATA? That would mean using the SCSI passthrough, but does not really make an difference for the programming situation.