Disk Drives, was Re: Find of the day

From: Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Thu Sep 16 11:05:54 1999

allisonp_at_world.std.com wrote:
> >
> > I have an ST-251 and an ST-251-1. The -1 had a few more badblocks, but no
> > heat damage on the PBC where the normal 251 had it. Both are still
> > working but they seem slower than the RD54 to me...
> The -1 is no better. Considering they are a stepper they would be slower
> than the RD52,53,54s that have both more heads and voice coil positioner.

I don't have any idea about the drives used in a DEC environment, but in the
IBM PC world, the best program I have found to date is Spinrite for doing a
check of the HD media. Having used Nortons NDD, that joke of a program
called Scandisk, and a couple of others, Spinrite is the only one that has
never caused more problems than it solved. I just ran Scandisk on a Win98
drive that was beginning to fail resulting in the drive being unreadable.
Ah, the fun of working with computers!
Received on Thu Sep 16 1999 - 11:05:54 BST

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