Currently I am working on a friend’s PC (he had a virus that made it unusable).
After restoring it I saw that the HDD had many rewritten sectors.
He got an SSD and I tried to use Samsungs migration tool to get the data to the SSD.
Unfortunately the tool freezes after about 1 minute and 400 MB transfered.
Now I thought about going Linux (I have an ubuntu setup to play around with) and using the disc direct command to transfer the data. But with my lack of experience and the failing state of the HDD I thought I’d ask about recommendations for command appendixes.
From what I remember Wendell talked about how you can tell the DD command to try a certain amount of times to read sectors it cannot read - therefore my question is: how should the command I use ideally look like?
P.S. I will have to dig up the command itself since I rarely use linux.
Thank you for any help.
TLDR: I have a potentially dying HDD and I’d like to transfer the data to an SSD before it fails (no corrupt data has been spotted yet). What should I add to the Disk Direct command?