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Bad sectors vs. controllers

If you have a drive which has a mild case of bad-sector-itis, and you want to make an image of it, or clone it, make sure you connect the drive to the Intel ICH-series controller. No nVidia, no Marvell, no VIA or whatever else it might be. Where other SATA controllers lock up or cause a reboot, Intel ICH is still reading, reading, reading, slow but fierce.