I'm using gnu ddrescue by Antonio. I have a broken, but not dead (checked by the photorec utility - it found and saved many files on it) a 1 terabyte usb-HDD and the goal is to create its RAW-file. After a long search on the Internet I stopped on the command
ddrescue --force --direct --retrim, In addition, in the original recommendation was the line "-max-retries = 3", but since the console gave an error, I deleted it. For more than a week there is a process. So all long. Yes. Progress is shown in the screenshot.
Am I doing everything right? Can I hope for a successful outcome at the end of this process? The output file weighs 0 bytes, although the free space on the source hard disk is reduced - why?