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SubjectRE: reading from devices in RAW mode
> > I thought that I could do that at least for floppy, not sure about
> > harddisk (RLL through ACSI interface).
> Well, you can probably do it with ST-506 interface hard disk, because
> the data that goes in to that is more or less directly fed from the
> head-amp, which is partly why it was so sensitive to cable length.

Those were the times :-)

> The closest you could probably get with any modern device would be
> "read sector foo, and return data even if ECC appears to have
> failed".

And that's exactly what I want!
(for the situations where the bad data starts, say, halfway the sector)

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