PhotoRec: max time for sector reading

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PhotoRec: max time for sector reading

#1 Post by Igor » 02 Aug 2012, 15:43

Recovery time of files from the HDD with unreadable sectors can be a few days.
Does PhotoRec is a parameter that specifies the maximum time to read of one sector?

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Re: PhotoRec: max time for sector reading

#2 Post by cgrenier » 31 Aug 2012, 10:37

The timeout is at the OS level, PhotoRec have to wait for the OS to ask for the next sector.
If there are a lot of bad sectors, it's better to create an image of the damaged media and use PhotoRec on it.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Damaged_Hard_Disk

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