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Lord Nightmare
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Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine?
07/18/15 12:47 AM


IMHO the very first thing you should do on a disk which gives SMART errors or other random read errors is use ddrescue to back the entire thing up to another hard drive as an image file. Once you have a backup, you can start dicking around with the original disk to see if its a transient issue (caused by bad powerdown or something) or a head crash etc.

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* [Done] Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Traso 07/17/15 08:46 PM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Moose  07/17/15 11:55 PM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Lord Nightmare  07/18/15 12:47 AM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Traso  07/18/15 07:37 AM
. * It's probly close to toast...... Traso  07/18/15 10:48 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... redk9258  07/19/15 04:48 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Dullaron  07/19/15 06:03 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... redk9258  07/19/15 03:52 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Traso  07/20/15 10:16 PM
. * Success! Traso  07/29/15 01:37 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... URherenow  07/19/15 07:31 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Vas Crabb  07/19/15 05:15 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Sune  07/18/15 11:18 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Moose  07/19/15 02:10 AM

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