Using DD: Image file becomes larger than original SFS drive from SC101
the card of one of my drives in my Netgear SC101 crashed. The drive repeated to start unlimitedly, which I could hear. I took the card of the second one, and the drive seemed to run successfully, but did not show up with the SC101 client. Removing the drive and connecting by USB had also no success under XP, but with Knoppix Live CD I could see the drive as sdb device (with no directory, which I regarded as normal as SC101 has the proprietary file system SFS). So I give it a try to run DD (which took several days), but I stopped the process unfinished, when I recognized that the created disk image became larger (320GB) than the original drive (280GB).
I used the command dd if=/dev/sdb of=path/to/image.
Does anyone have an idea, what happened and what to change to be eventually more successfully saving my mp3-collection?
TIA Peter Rodyz