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  1. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    I get "error splicing file:Input/output error"
  2. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    Well I'm quite amazed, after a few days of messing about, all these drives seem to be working, yes they have the odd bad segment and yes the one that fell down the stairs looks like it's been through...
  3. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    Progress so far, all the drives are alive, even the one i thought was dead came to life and is working! Now the data salvaging is proving tricky. I've put the fullest drive in one of my machines and...
  4. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    I've got one of those that I've been using, it seems to be the way forward as I can easily swap out drives. It seems to accept most drives, I bought it a while back when I had to clone some laptops,...
  5. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean?
  6. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    That's interesting, when I run out of luck I'll take one apart. So far I'm doing OK with 2 useable drives out of three I've worked on - there's stuff on this current one I didn't know I had, lots of...
  7. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    I could do with some pointers on how Linux handles boot discs - I think I have old boot disks trying to all boot together as when I run the system with more than one HD it either doesn't boot at all...
  8. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    DD? Sorry, what's that please?

    OK, I was premature with the question sorry - https://opensource.com/article/18/7/how-use-dd-linux
  9. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    Hang on, No2 has just sparked into life. It was making read/write sounds then popped up in Disks, I literally did noting but let it sit there for a few minutes. Now I can see the partitions and I am...
  10. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    Thanks for your thoughts guys.
    I've got one up and running, it was a permissions things with that one, funny though it was the least likely to be a runner as it came out of a NAS box that got...
  11. Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    Hi, I find myself with a handful of big old SATA drives (1 and 2 TB) that all seem to be in some way misbehaving. Some have data on them that I'd like salvage, nothing I want to spend money on...
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