archiving hard drives, Televideo PM/4T and AT&T7300

Curt @ Atari Museum curt at atarimuseum.com
Fri Feb 10 12:58:02 CST 2006


Yeah, I've run into that as well, dd is not very forgiving....



Curt



Al Kossow wrote:
>
> > Don't the Unix-based OS's have a similar capability with the 'dd' 
> function, BTW?
>
> dd will fail on the first bad block on the device.
>
> It also wouldn't work if the SCSI device is using a sector size 
> different from
> what the raw device driver is expecting.
>
> Getting disc images of these discs may be more difficult than you 
> might initially
> think, because they aren't likely to be either SCSI or IDE. If they 
> are ST506, you
> have to have a disc interface that matches the sector encoding. It is 
> unlikely
> you are going to be able to find one that will match using commodity 
> ISA controllers.
>
> If the computers are working, you'll probably have to write some code 
> to send the
> data out through some interface on the computer, like a serial port, 
> dealing with
> the possiblity of bad sectors. The 7300 was common enough that I would 
> think a
> program exists somewhere to to that.
>
>
>
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