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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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