ddrescue: Must one use 512-byte blocks for HDDs?
I am currently recovering data off a bad drive using ddrescue.
If left at the default of 512-byte sectors, the best speed I can get is 200kb/s. If I set the block size to 64k, data comes off at up to 20Mb/s
For a first, get-off-quick pass, is it safe to push up the block size?
Changing the cluster size (number of blocks per read) does not improve things any.
(160GB @ 200kb/s = a long time - I might not live that long, let alone this dying drive!!!)
The only dumb question is a question not asked.
The only dumb answer is an answer not given.
|block size, ddrescue, speed|
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