I need a low level utility which will give me a direct hex view of an IDE hdd connected via a USB enclosure. Can anyone suggest something? I used to use WinHex in Windows.
I have a Canon GP200 digital copier, which was not working. An engineer claims that he has "reloaded" the software on the HDD that was in the copier (A quantum 3.5" 3.2Gb), but when I connect that HDD to the computer via USB enclosure, all I see is a blank HDD, no partitions nothing. However, when I plug that back on the copier's motherboard, the copier is working.
So I assume that either the copier is using the HDD in "RAW" mode, where it doesn't require any partitions, layout, etc or that the "engineer" is fsck'ing with me.
To check this, I need to know if anything is _actually_ written to the HDD or not. Since there are no partitions etc, I can only do this by getting a low level hex view, sector by sector (or whatever).
Note to impatient readers: I DO _NOT_ WANT TO KNOW HOW TO CONNECT A DIGITAL COPIER / PRINTER TO MY LINUX SYSTEM.