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 Post subject: Reduce HDD capacity
PostPosted: October 5th, 2018, 20:01 
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I´m new in this HDD recorevy, and i´ve learned that I can "cut" the HDD capacity increasing the HBA, and i´ve used too reuse and recycle
old HDD, couse some off the have those bad blocks in the last LBA sectors. What i want to know is if there´s an way to do that cuting the beggining of the HDD to, or even better , if I could "cut" the disk in other places like in the middle and still use a single partition.


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 Post subject: Re: Reduce HDD capacity
PostPosted: October 5th, 2018, 20:43 
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If you have firmware tools then you can cut any zone on surface.
Without fw tools you'll only able to hide end part of surface by using ata commands (example like it does MHDD or HDAT2 by inserting HPA or DCO).


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 Post subject: Re: Reduce HDD capacity
PostPosted: October 6th, 2018, 15:47 
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Agree ! And even if you have (expensive) firmware tools you are limited to some brands/models as others will not allow to "cut" zones. Also it will depend of the defects that the drive already have on P-List, etc ...

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