PC Adaptec SCSI BIOS format option?

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wed Jan 26 10:50:18 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 10:30 -0600, P Thompson wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Jules Richardson 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?
> >
> My experience with the 29160 is that it does.

Thanks to those who replied - both on the list and privately. I gave it
a go and it seems to have worked; 'badblocks' under Linux just found the
one bad block, so I tried the 'verify media' option in the end under the
Adaptec BIOS (I'd forgotten about that option, only remembering

It too just found the one bad block and says that it remapped it for me,
so all seems to be well (assuming the problem block was a random event
on a ten year old drive, rather than it being the first sign of rapid
self destruction)

I'm glad it seems to have sorted itself out; I'm running low on spare
single-ended SCSI drives of around the 1GB capacity with 50 pin
connectors these days...

Received on Wed Jan 26 2005 - 10:50:18 GMT

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