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dead external drive
Authored by: firebird67 on Mar 24, '08 07:57:55AM

Hi everyone, maybe somebody can help me. I have one external drive that died, its not mounting. I tried disk utility and nothing though it sees it, same thing with disk warrior, same thing with data rescue. they all see it but nothing. i tried a few dd commands that i found here, and they seem to work, this is the one i used

dd bs=512 if=/dev/disk5s1 of=/Volumes/tiny/daddy/recover1.dmg conv=noerror,sync

so i can copy from the 250G lacie porsche to the 750G western digital, its strated great, the dmg file was increasing size, but after a while it gave me this error

30231+0 records in
30231+0 records out
15478272 bytes transferred in 1716.645013 secs (9017 bytes/sec)
dd: /dev/disk5s1: Input/output error
dd: /Volumes/tiny/daddy/recover1.dmg: File too large

what does it mean the file is too large? im copying onto a 750 gig drive which is empty, brand new.

im running leopard on a mac pro

any suggestions or ideas will be welcomed, i have tons of info that i need from that drive, work stuff, and going nuts about it, thanks a lot in advance

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