HDDSuperClone Changelog

version 2.2.24 20210801
  * Added the option Fix Driver Memory Error
  * Added the option Retry connecting on failure after relay power cycle
  * Added the option Max read rate (kB/s)
  * The free version now allows a sector size of 4096

version 2.2.23 20210320
  * Fixed a bug with the min skip size when updating clone settings
  * Updated the main window relay button labels to power on/off
  * Log resets now create a time stamped backup

version 2.2.22 20210207
  * Added direct relay support for YEPKIT YKUSH series USB switchable hubs

version 2.2.21 20210117
  * Fixed a bug with SCSI and unsupported read 16 command
  * Added relay activation buttons to the main window

version 2.2.20 20201206
  * Fixed a bug with the log when out of disk space
  * Fixed a bug with USB direct mode when working with card readers

version 2.2.19 20201115
  * Added the advanced option Enable Rebuild Assist
  * Added the phase Rebuild Assist
  * The identify results now show if rebuild assist is supported
  * Added documentation info not to run in a virtual machine
  * Fixed an issue with the GUI in desktop UI dark mode
  * Fixed an issue with some settings not being accessible in some desktop UI
  * Fixed a bug with the skip run count with skip fast enabled

version 2.2.18 20201004
  * Fixed a bug where the license would not install on some systems
  * Fixed a bug in the log output that caused an error with HDDSCViewer
  * SMART is now allowed in free version
  * Added the Extended Analyze button to the main window
  * Removed the Extended Analyze option from Advanced settings
  * The regular analyze is now allowed in the free version

version 2.2.17 20200623
  * Added warnings in the SMART results
  * Added the slow count to the display during analyze

version 2.2.16 20200620
  * Made the analyze results window scrolled
  * Added diagnostic information to the analyze results
  * Added Current read time to the display
  * The Recent read time is now recent instead of current

version 2.2.15 20200502
  * Added the advanced option Virtual Disk IO SCSI only
  * Added Power On and off descriptions to the relay buttons

version 2.2.14 20200425
  * Fixed a bug with the virtual disk locking up on some hardware

version 2.2.13 20200229
  * Internal timeout change in the virtual driver
  * Added an advanced option to change the current position
  * Improved the virtual disk driver stability
  * Added SCSI I/O capability to the virtual driver

version 2.2.12 20200216
  * Fixed an error message when when opening an existing project
  * Improved the virtual driver zero fill and marking
  * Virtual Driver now works with Linux Kernel 5.3+
  * Fixed a program crash when switching modes
  * The Erase Destination mode can now be stoped and resumed
  * Added information to the manual about the Erase Destination mode
  * Added info to the manual about kernel versions with virtual disk driver

version 2.2.11 20200206
  * Added the timer option Always wait for reset timers
  * Improved Direct AHCI mode to wait for drive ready DRDY

version 2.2.10 20200202
  * Fixed a bug with the log repair taking too long with a big file
  * Improved Direct AHCI mode soft/hard reset post processing

version 2.2.9 20200126
  * Fixed an out of range bug when using a domain
  * Added the new option Add to Domain from DMDE bytes file

version 2.2.8 20200121
  * Improvement for USB Direct mode flash drive compatibility
  * Fixed a timeout bug with virtual disk and direct mode
  * Direct AHCI mode now sets the DMA mode
  * Updated the documentation to reflect use of DMDE for data extraction

version 2.2.7 20200101
  * Fixed a bug with manual soft and hard reset timers
  * Removed some ATA commands from normal USB Direct mode
  * Added USB Direct ATA mode for conventional drives
  * Additional compatibility improvements for USB Direct mode
  * Other minor bug fixes and improvements

version 2.2.6 20191223
  * Added a warning if the destination is smaller than source
  * Improved the variance time test of the Analyze feature
  * Added the advanced option Enable read twice on timeout
  * Fixed a bug with the virtual driver on some systems
  * Fixed analyze and smart data in the log so hddscviewer can read the log
  * Fixed a timer issue with USB Direct mode

version 2.2.5 20191124
  * Fixed a bug with resetting the log and the last sector(s)
  * Fixed a bug with reverse cloning and the last sector(s)

version 2.2.4 20191117
  * Fixed a bug when using generic source device mode

version 2.2.3 20191110
  * Virtual Driver now works with Linux Kernel 5.0+

version 2.2.2 20191027
  * Skip resets will not stop if max skip size set low
  * Fixed a bug with SMART where it would crash
  * Internal program activation improvement
  * Improved Direct AHCI and IDE motherboard support

version 2.2.1 20190908
  * Added extra info to direct USB source listing
  * Increased the max cluster size for direct IDE and AHCI

version 2.2.0 20190824
  * Fixed a bug with SCSI write
  * Fixed a bug with Direct USB inquiry
  * Other fixes for SCSI passthrough for inquiry and read capacity

version 2.1.14 20190818
  * Improved USB ATA locked up drive detection
  * Fixed a bug with the driver minimum cluster size
  * Made the minimum driver cluster size also affect domain reads
  * Enabling SCSI write now uses /dev/sgX devices
  * Added the new Direct USB mode

version 2.1.13 20190804
  * Fixed a bug with the timing byte
  * Fixed a bug with some USB drives bad reads reporting as good
  * Fixed a bug where SCSI passthrough would not work on old drives
  * Fixed the generic source device mode
  * Fixed a bug with the model name in generic source device mode
  * Changed some of the default timeouts to a higher value

version 2.1.12 20190427
  * Fixed a bug with AHCI where drives listed with no data
  * Fixed a bug where SMART data would fail after stopping

version 2.1.11 20190423
  * Fixed a bug with drives visable to the OS in direct mode
  * Added a program script that can install program dependencies

version 2.1.10 20190419
  * Improved SCSI write error detection
  * Changed the direct SCSI write timeout to 2 seconds
  * Fixed a bug with direct AHCI for some motherboards
  * Updated some info in the WD VSC scripts
  * Added the script wd_royl_write_mod

version 2.1.9 20190328
  * Added a section in the user manual for relay operation
  * Improved the SCSI read mode support detection
  * Added a 1 second timeout for direct SCSI writes
  * Added extra info about direct SCSI writes in the manual
  * Added a translated Russian language pack

version 2.1.8 20190203
  * Improved how trimming handles major errors
  * Added 0.5 sec to the first read soft reset time
  * Fixed a bug where phase logs were disabled if no log backup
  * Fixed a bug where the phase logs setting was not saved
  * Added an additional message when cloning stops for any reason
  * Fixed a bug where SCSI mode would still use ATA identify data
  * Added the Tools menu option Display Identify Results
  * Enable using ATA return is now on by default in pro version

version 2.1.7 20190116
  * Fixed a missing error message when chosing the source
  * Improved how the progress log is written to help avoid corruption
  * The domain file is no longer written if it is not being used
  * Fixed a bug with direct AHCI mode

version 2.1.6 20190102
  * Now shows message for unsupported sector size in the free version
  * Fixed a bug where SCSI passthrough could report drive sized changed

version 2.1.5 20181222
  * Fixed a bug where using a relay caused fill mode to fail
  * Added an initial reset in direct mode when choosing the source
  * Disabled the main window while processing the source
  * The driver will now start automatically on 32 bit memory error

version 2.1.4 20181204
  * Added read time info to the progress log

version 2.1.3 20181117
  * Fixed a bug where the base skip size was not saved
  * Updated the user manual section for hiding a drive

version 2.1.2 20181029
  * Updated the virtual driver section in the manual
  * Made changes to some internal debugging code
  * Removed the command line option to set the virtual disk name
  * Fixed an internal GTK label error
  * Fixed a bug with generic mode where all reads would fail

version 2.1.1 20181021
  * Fixed an issue with choosing a relay

version 2.1.0 20181020
  * Added the ability to control a relay in the Pro version

version 2.0.3 20181013
  * Removed some alpha USB code that could cause a library error
  * Made changes to the help option to show the manual
  * Fixed a couple typos in the program
  * Fixed a bug with autopassthrough on some usb drives

version 2.0.2 20180909
  * Improved the virtual driver stability
  * Added the Slow Driver checkbutton
  * Removed the button colors from the bottom status bar by default
  * Added an advanced option to enable button colors in the status bar

version 2.0.1 20180908
  * Fixed a bug with installing the pro version activation file
  * Fixed a bug with the virtual mode buttons in the free version
  * Added info in the manual about the domain with virtual mode buttons

version 2.0 20180826
  * Changed the message when choosing an existing image file
  * Added option to use physical sector size as logigal for virtual disk
  * Updated the EULA
  * Reduced the number of translated languages

version 1.99.3.beta 20180714
  * Added a SMART data function (pro version)
  * Improved the auto passthrough identify results
  * New section in the manual for 520 byte per sectors drives
  * Installer now puts links in the application menu
  * HDDSuperTool now lists modes if target not chosen

version 1.99.2.beta 20180705
  * Fixed the exit message when not run as root
  * Fixed a bug with the slow skips count
  * Fixed a bug with the last run size value
  * Improved the skipping algorithm to help extend the range
  * It will now stop when a skip reset happens
  * New section in the manual to explain skip resets
  * Most GUI messages now included in language translate
  * The instruction manual is now available from the help menu
  * Added an analyze function (pro version)

version 1.99.1.beta 20180618
  * Changed how skip resets are triggered
  * Added Slow skips to the display
  * Security lock is now detected
  * HDDSuperTool is now part of HDDSuperClone
  * Other improvements for the future pro version
  * BETA release of the PRO capable version

version 1.12 20171119
  * Fixed a bug with changing the clustersize
  * Fixed a bug in the advanced settings
  * Added size in GB to display output (GUI)
  * Added timer settings (direct mode)
  * Added generic modes
  * Many tweaks for direct mode
  * Many other program tweaks for improved operation

version 1.11.gui.beta 20170902
  * Removed some code that was causing a library error

version 1.10.gui.beta 20170806
  * Added a device check before commiting to device error
  * Added advanced options to the GUI version
  * Added the ability to process CHS
  * Added the option to enable/disable the OS write buffer
  * Removed the 10% limit on direct IDE PIO

version 1.9.gui.beta 20170629
  * Added language packs
  * Will start in GUI if no command line options are set
  * Added the option --command-line to override auto GUI
  * Removed the exit box popup

version 1.8.1 20170529
  * Fixed a bug where read only devices would not open

version 1.8 20170529
  * Added the option --reset-log
  * Added the option --gui

version 1.7 20170304
  * Fixed the display percent and time remaining when using a domain file
  * Fixed the time remaining when performing retries
  * Improved the display when performing retries
  * Progress logfile is automatically repaired if same status found

version 1.6.1 20170208
  * Fixed a bug with the progress logfile output

version 1.6 20170129
  * Fixed a bug with ata return data
  * Fixed a bug with error output not displaying
  * Improved some error output
  * Added the option --exit-slow-time

version 1.5.2 20170121
  * Fixed possible exit code and message issues

version 1.5.1 20170112
  * Fixed a bug with the fill options

version 1.5 20170110
  * Added the option --exit-on-slow

version 1.4 20161125
  * Fixed the long option --progressfile
  * Extra information has been added to the progess file
  * It will now reload skip info from the progress file
  * Fixed a bug with reverse in phase1
  * Changed the recent skip to run size

version 1.3 20161015
  * More internal code changes
  * If log has errors it now mentions the repair option
  * Fixed bug with exiting on device fault
  * Fixed bug that produced log lines of same status
  * Improved skipping algorithm
  * Fixed a bug where imported ddrescue log was not repaired

version 1.2 20160731
  * Added support for importing new style ddrescue log
  * Now asks for progress file if not provided
  * Image file is now an option for target choice
  * ATA mode is now allowed in free version
  * Skip threshold is now allowed in free version
  * Removed options not available in free version
  * Internal code changes to allow for GUI
  * Fixed a bug where all reads were bad in direct mode
  * Fixed bad head marking

version 1.1 20160605
  * Fixed a bug with the resuming position

version 1.0 20160514
  * No actual program changes
  * Updated from beta to stable
  * Now also includes an uninstaller (
  * Added DEB and RPM installers for download

version 0.9-beta 20160508
  * Added the options --fill-zero and --fill-mark

version 0.8-beta 20160424
  * Added the options --domain and --domaindd
  * Now checks if the source is mounted
  * Added the option --force

version 0.7-beta 20160417
  * Drive list now shows size in MB
  * Added source and destination to the output
  * Fixed a bug with USB exit

version 0.6-beta 20160416
  * Updated status to BETA
  * Fixed a logfile bug with ata mode

version 0.5-alpha 20160411
  * Fixed the short "s" option for --source
  * Fixed a bug with dividing in reverse
  * Changed some of the exit codes

version 0.4-alpha 20160409
  * Reverse is now implemented
  * Improved some exit messages

version 0.3-alpha 20160403
  * Now marks a fault as bad in the progress log
  * Improved ability to detect a faulted device
  * Exit codes improved
  * Display output improved

version 0.2-alpha 20160327
  * Exit codes updated

version 0.1-alpha 20160326
  * Initial alpha release