PC Adaptec SCSI BIOS format option?

From: P Thompson <atrivo_at_nm.ru>
Date: Wed Jan 26 10:30:42 2005

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.

There is also a utility scu (apparently a linux compiled version of the
Ultrix/Tru64 utility of the same name) which will allow bad block checking
and automatic or manual relocation from linux.

In the last month its download location seems to have vanished
(http://www.bit-net.com/~rmiller/scu.html) But if it you can find it it
will help.

> I'm a bit wary of the Adaptec BIOS utility - hopefully it won't trash
> the drive...
Mine worked OK, but it will choke if the relocation caching table is full.
Received on Wed Jan 26 2005 - 10:30:42 GMT

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