help for a wounded disk drive...

D Hill d.hill at
Fri Mar 21 15:06:22 PDT 2008

On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 at 08:47 +1100, ezat at confabulated:

> Hey William,
> Was in a similar situation about a month ago.. I knew the drive was on its 
> way out but once it went, i could not retrieve the data nor use it under 
> freebsd even under a new system. My drive had physical issues.
> I got the drive, stuck it in a 3.5inch usb enclosure and plugged it into a ms 
> windows box.  Then I used a free proggy called ffsdrv which i found on 
> sourceforge.
> Snipit -->
> It enables you to read BSD(FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD) FFS partitions on 
> Windows 2000/XP/2003.
> Managed to get all data off this way.

This is just what I was looking for to mount an FBSD drive on XP. Thanks! 
I was able to completely transfer all data from the drive just now.


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