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Using dd command and running out of space while cloning drive to img

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http://serverfault.com – I have a problem with drive cloning. Im using dd on damaged disk with bad sectors trying to make an image from it. Im booting computer with Live Linux CD . Damaged disk: sda 146GB (NTFS) External drive: sdb 300GB (NTFS) After running the command below im running out of space on disk sdb. dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/sdb1/hdd.img bs=4096 conv=noerror,sync The question is why im running out of space on disk sdb ? (HowTos)