[futurebasic] ASCII rescue on ATA

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From: Laurent SIEBENMANN <lcs@...>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 06:41:43 +0200 (MEST)

Hi All,

A young friend hastily reinitialized his ATA 17Go hard disk on
his G4 PB 500 after a crash.  On that disk there are (hopefully)
still some precious ASCII files -- his own source code in
particular not to mention part of his thesis. What program should
he use to locate and rescue the data?

If it were the old days with SCSI and OS 7.5x the answer 
could have been Noton Disk doctor 3.2.1 or HDT 1.x  -- 
tools that saved me dozens of times over the years.

What is the modern answer? I'll need it sometime myself, 
probably soon!

Incidentally, where does one find the system calls to read 
an ATA disk sector by sector via FB^3?  In principle one 
should be able to whip up an ad hoc rescue application in a 
day! 

Cheers

Laurent S.