A long time ago, I had an important hard disk fail on me, it was making bad sounds, I followed an online walkthrough on using DDrescue to clone the damaged drive perfectly. I've now had another failure and I can't find that walkthrough anymore.. but this looks great, I just have some questions before I can try to follow;
- The original walkthrough I followed, required 2 new hard disks, one to "image"(I think that was the term) the damaged drive to, and the second to clone/image the image to and create a proper clone on.
I only have one blank hard disk available at the moment, it is 2TB SSD/HD hybrid drive;
I dont quite get exactly what you are explaining, is it:
a. how to create an "image" file to the new drive, which then needs to be further processed before being imaged onto a new drive, basically moving it to a healthy body
b. is it explaining how to clone the damaged drive directly to a new drive, but without the bad sectors?
if the case is a, can I still do this with my single 2TB drive, by partitioning it in windows prior to the operation? if I did this, would it read as 2 separate drives when calling "hwinfo --short" and is it an issue that my new drive is a "hybrid" drive?