How to Read IDE Hard Disk Formatted With NTFS on FreeBSD

I came across one of my first hard disks when home so I took it out and brought it with me to copy the data out. It was an IDE HD so I bought a cheap IDE to SATA adapter and connected it to my FreeBSD machine to copy the data. (Feeding the power directly from the motherboard’s molex connector was more stable for the old hard drive.) Here’s the steps that worked for me.

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