I've got an old harddrive (Seagate, 200MB) here which just failed, and I wanted to get an image from it with dd. The hd is recognized as device (f.e.
/dev/sdb) but dd does not copy anything from it. Additionally to it I can't select it in parted (just does nothing, no error). I already tried to cat it (
cat /dev/sdb), but that does also return nothing. This whole thing is at the moment behaving like
/dev/null...someone an idea what I could try next?
Thanks in Advance
dd if=/dev/sdb of=/mnt/temp.dat 0+0 records in 0+0 records out 0 bytes copied, 2.05 s, 0.0 MB/s
Edit: dmesg is showing at no point errors.
Edit2: Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions, tried them, but the harddisk is gone.