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offline source drive

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:44 am
by pc3000
what is that mean?
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offline source drive

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:04 pm
by Jared
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.

offline source drive

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:49 pm
by pc3000
Jared wrote:It changes the last byte of data in the MBR from AA (active) to BB (offline).

thanks

offline source drive

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:36 pm
by Sam
Jared wrote:Source of the 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.

offline source drive

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:48 am
by Jared
Sam wrote:
Jared wrote:Source of the 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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