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pc3000

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what is that mean?
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Jared

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It changes the last byte of data in the MBR from AA (active) to BB (offline). If the source drive is "offline'd" windows won't try to mount it, but data recovery software can still work with it just fine.
 

Sam

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Jared":3f4sjjmc said:
[post]14116[/post] It changes the last byte of data in the MBR from AA (active) to BB (offline).

Are you sure? I think the box the OP asks about changes the source to "offline" in Windows Disk Management but doesn't write anything to the source. I may be wrong but that box might only pop up when source isn't connected to a PC3k port, like when using a flash drive in a USB port as source. You may be thinking of when you check the box "modify MBR" which makes the AA to BB change to the destination drive.
 

Jared

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Sam":3dujwl91 said:
Jared":3dujwl91 said:
[post]14116[/post] It changes the last byte of data in the MBR from AA (active) to BB (offline).

Are you sure? I think the box the OP asks about changes the source to "offline" in Windows Disk Management but doesn't write anything to the source. I may be wrong but that box might only pop up when source isn't connected to a PC3k port, like when using a flash drive in a USB port as source. You may be thinking of when you check the box "modify MBR" which makes the AA to BB change to the destination drive.
You're right, that is what I was thinking. Not totally sure what that option does.

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