PC Adaptec SCSI BIOS format option?

From: 9000 VAX <vax9000_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed Jan 26 10:30:07 2005

The SCSI adapter only issues format command to the HD, and the HD
formats itself. So whatever SCSI adapter you use, the HD will do bad
block forwarding.

vax, 9000

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 15:05:34 +0000, Jules Richardson
<julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Stupid question, but does anyone know if the SCSI BIOS format utility on
> Adaptec 29160 or 2940 cards does bad block checking and reassignment?
> I've got a 1GB Fujitsu SCSI drive here that has one dodgy block right in
> the middle of the disk (according to the Linux badblocks util, which
> still has a couple of passes to run).
> Unfortunately I want the disk for my Tektronix, and I think bad block
> mapping under Linux is only done at the filesystem level, rather than
> Linux being able to low-level format the drive and map blocks out that
> way.
> I'm a bit wary of the Adaptec BIOS utility - hopefully it won't trash
> the drive...
> cheers
> Jules
Received on Wed Jan 26 2005 - 10:30:07 GMT

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