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by maximus
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Is your OS 32 bit or 64 bit? The executable provided only works on 32 bit. If tried on 64 bit it will either give permission errors or say it doesn't exist, I can't remember which. If so, let me know and I will build the 64 bit version later and post it. Also, are you trying to run it from a USB dri...
by maximus
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

Tried it today, but couldn't make it work... [email protected]:~/Transferências/hddsupertool-1.1-1.0$ sudo hddsupertool -t /dev/sdf -f ata_scan_device.txt sudo: hddsupertool: command not found The command is right, yes? First is if you are in the folder where hddsupertool is, you need t...
by maximus
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

@ maximus: as you might know, in the DR area, sometimes a price that you think it's high it's really not. There are tools costing some hundreds of dollars.. We just want a tool that's works, for the best price as possible. The tricky part will be that I plan on targeting two separate groups. The fi...
by maximus
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

I believe this document has some information about it: ftp://ftp.t10.org/t10/document.04/04-262r8.pdf Even the soft reset doesn't work in the passthrough, at least not in Linux. I have never got either reset to work. They just return a sense code of invalid cdb field. I don't think Linux totally fo...
by maximus
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

I don't think like that chart. A timeout of 20 seconds on some drives will kill the heads long before you get a decent amount of data. 60 seconds is just excessive. My experience is that for most drives (WD & Seagate at least) if a single sector doesn't read in 850-1000ms, it's never going to r...
by maximus
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

The only thing it can't do is soft/hard reset a drive when it becomes unstable. I'm hoping this new tool will have that capability. It already has this ability in direct IO mode with the scripting. But the free version only allows PIO access which is obviously too slow to clone a drive. Edit: To cl...
by maximus
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

FYI Ddrescue 1.19 has an awesome algorithm. I actually helped a bit with that. With the correct settings, it can really get the most good data fast. If you choose good settings you can skip out of a bad head fast. I want my cloning tool to do this also, but that is way to complicated for a script. J...
by maximus
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

The scripting is very powerful. Could it do that? Actually, maybe, but I am not sure about about the overhead. I will have to think about that. And that could be a lot of work to put into making a script when I could be spending that time on the real thing. But I guess it comes down to being able to...
by maximus
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

So the biggest interest right now seems to be the imaging ability using direct IO. I am very far away from implementing a proper cloning option (I want to have something that can compare to ddrescue). However, since it can be done at a somewhat basic level using the scripting, is that an interest ri...
by maximus
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: HDDSuperClone & HDDSuperTool
Topic: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool
Replies: 101
Views: 18200

Re: New Linux Tool - HDDSuperTool

I have to test it. How does it manage the imaging? Right now the imaging is script based. And it is very basic, and only reads in 256 sector blocks (unless you edit the script). And when using direct IO you currently only have PIO read ability. At this time is it meant more to be a utility, and som...

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