Sorry for the late tune-in,
I also have a failed drive. It was fine and working perfectly in my broken laptop till I removed it, put it in a 2.5" enclosure and carried it around for a few days. The reason I did this was to bring it home to back it up. However, when I went about this it all went Pear shaped. I can (most of the time) get the machine(s) to recognise and read the drive partitions and directory structure. However, when I try to copy over the data, it only seemed to get the directory (and subdirectory) names but without any files inside. It'll mostly stall and won't re-attempt the same copy unless I select a different set of directories first (I presume this is due to moving the heads by selecting a different area of the drive).
I've tried DD on a couple of the partitions but the resulting backup files are smaller than the partitions themselves suggesting it wasn't a success. I though a bit copy would be more successful since the heads moving steadily rather than bobbing about different locations.
I'm now going to try a DD on the whole drive rather than each partition.
I'm not keen on freezing.
Anyone any comments on this?
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