Hello all, new guy here.
I'm interested in Friidump, which is why I'm in this thread.
I have downloaded the source to Friidump 5.3, and have it running on windows under VS2010. I'm learning!
But I am unsure of two things, and any help would be appreciated.
1. There is a program called BruteForce3C included with Friidump. According to the text file, when I run it, it will interrogate the target drive to determine if it has READ BUFFER capabilities. The text says that "all returned data different from $00 will be logged to files." Has anyone done this? When I run it, I don't get any files created, at least not in the same directory from which I launch it. However, I DO get a set of numbers, like 141.712. If I run it again, I get 135.985. What do these numbers mean? Do they have any significance, or should I only be concentrating on the fact that there is no file created?
2. The target drive data is
a) H-L Data Storage
b) V/M: HLGDR-816B
c) DVD-ROM Drive
d) Model GDR-8161B
e) Type HDCO
f) Drive Rev A2
g) FW 0045
h) In the "MFC" section:
I have seen some listings of drives that are known to work, but they all list the result of a successful Friidump, displaying something like "HL-DT-ST/DVD-ROM GDR8164B/0L06". Obviously, that actual text does not appear on the drive itself. Given that items "a", "c", and "d" match, should I expect the drive to work? Or do I need to see "0L06" someplace, also?
Note that Friidump shows this drive as not supported.
Also note, I have the target drive connected via a USB to IDE adapter. Should I try for a direct connect to the IDE cable?
Again, any help here would be appreciated.