I have an ext. drive with a corrupted NTFS (in the sense that NTFS-3G refuses to mount it).
I really want to just take an image of the drive, stash that somewhere for later, and reformat the drive so I can use it normally. I don't want to lose any of my files on the drive.
Question: Is there a way to take an (compressed?) image of the drive that will preserve it bit-for-bit and allow me to do forensics later?