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Hi,

my 250gb drive appears to be failing so I thought it would be a good idea to copy all the info inc recordings to a new 250gb drive. I'm using the dd command but does anyone have any idea how long this should normally take and will the dd command do a complete copy ie. >137gb kernal etc?

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Gary
 

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Yes, it will copy everything - dd makes an exact sector-for-sector copy of the drive.

I would expect 250gb to take anything from 12-18 hours to 2 weeks depending on the speed of your PC and the number of bad sectors on the source drive. Have you tried using MFSTools? That would be a lot quicker if your drive isn't full.
 

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well it took a little over 26 hours - but job done (238mb copied). just got to send the 250gb media drive to rexo for replacement.

blindlemon - do you happen to know if rexo have any of these drives currently in stock?

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Gary
 

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They normally have both SP2514N and HA250JC - although I very rarely have to RMA an HA250JC :up: - and will usually send out a replacement within a couple of days of receiving the faulty drive.
 

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Hi - thanx for info.

Sorry to ask and a little off topic but thought I would install a turbonet card while I'm changing the HD but could anyone please point me in the best direction for info on how to do the install?

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Gary
 
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