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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:52 pm

My DFL DDP imager does, because the software forces and logs them after the specified time-out period.
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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:08 pm

maximus wrote:I do not have access to such hardware and was wondering what kind of feedback and logging they do.

i never saw a log, and i don't think there is
why do you wanna know ?

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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:55 pm

jol wrote:i never saw a log, and i don't think there is
why do you wanna know ?

I want to know because I will be looking to compare my software only tool against the hardware tools. The only proper way to compare is to be able to know when certain events such as resets happen, and how effective the events are.
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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:16 pm

LarrySabo wrote:My DFL DDP imager does, because the software forces and logs them after the specified time-out period.

So I just had to look up the price for DFL DDP (ouch), and during the search I found a comment about how there is the freeware ddrescue, and then the (very expensive) hardware tools. That is the gap I am hoping to fill, for a much more modest price.

When I am ready (probably not any time soon), would you be willing and able to do any testing of my tool? I know I had asked if anyone could send me bad hard drives, but maybe what would help just as much would be those willing to test my software against another tool.
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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:49 am

maximus wrote:The only proper way to compare is to be able to know when certain events such as resets happen, and how effective the events are.

i dont need a log for that i have seen it in action live plenty of times, and saw the efficiency, but you on the other hand, because you want retrace the steps afterwards...

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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:37 am

maximus wrote:When I am ready (probably not any time soon), would you be willing and able to do any testing of my tool? I know I had asked if anyone could send me bad hard drives, but maybe what would help just as much would be those willing to test my software against another tool.
I'm a Linux retard but I'll give it a go. Haven't paid much attention to the tool so will go back and study up.

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Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:51 am

I will be a happy beta tester ehehhe
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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:56 am

I defer to Nuno (pclab)! :)

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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:46 pm

I will be very grateful for beta testers :D
Initial testing will be using the menu driven scripts, probably with modified scan and clone scripts.

There will be a prerequisite for testing the AHCI mode. Your version of Linux must have kernel 3.13 or newer. Ubuntu 14.04 has 3.13 (I am using xUbuntu 14.04). This is because of when the ability to hide a drive became available (reference the links in my post a few pages back). I could not tell you what version other distributions of Linux have. The nice thing about HDDSuperTool is it can be ran from a live CD so you don't have to have Linux installed on a computer, although it would obviously be much easier to maintain with an actual Linux installation.

If things went exceptionally well I could be ready for testing next week. But things rarely go that well so it will more likely be a few weeks yet before I would be ready for any testing.
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Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:18 pm

I'll still try to test it on drives I know require soft/hard and power resets and let you know how it goes. Very good that it will run from a live CD.

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