Anyone got real good experience recovering data? I know about a few tricks over the years, I've dealt with a few dying drives, some unrecoverable some not. Anyhow, thing is this drive is a weird one. No reported bad sectors. Spindle motor is totally fine, not ceased (so freezer trick is meaningless) Drive isn't better when cold or hot. The problem is the drive is reading at /literally/ 1kb/s in most sectors of the disk. It also unfortunately will have copy / "I/O ERROR" in Ztree when copying some files. Others files it copies without issue, slowly but perfectly good files. There's a 12GB directory I'd particularly like, I've managed to get about 9gb of it. Is there a tool to endlessly retry? or somehow copy and ignore errors? I dunno. I already know about DDRescue or whatever it is, but that's a full disk image dump, considering the drive speeds, not an option really. Similar with spinrite, I believe it's going to basically spend forever across the whole surface, when all I care about is one 12gb section. I'm unsure if the disk is doing some kind of sector remapping or what - chckdsk simply isn't an option. Takes long enough on a 3TB disk that's running 100MB/s - current speeds it simply times out (chkdsk) Any ideas? The data isn't SUPER SUPER important but I'm happy to leave it in a caddy running for weeks on end if some kind of tool can coax the data off, it's worth a shot at least before I give up on it. Also - anyone seen this before? SUPER slow disk? What could it be?