How to copy data off an old IDE disk

Nicholas Clark nick at
Wed Mar 26 18:56:37 GMT 2008

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 06:44:17PM +0000, Andy Wardley wrote:

> Alas I've only got the one machine at hand with an IDE interface so I'm
> limited to what I can try at the moment.  Does anyone know if it's even
> possible to run a pre-ATA IDE disk on the same cable as a modern UDMA disk?
> The fact that it gets as far as booting suggests that it's tantalisingly
> close to working.

Are you in a position to remove the (modern) master, and boot from a live CD
for the duration of the recovery? (shunting the data over a network, or to
a USB stick)

Nicholas Clark

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