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On Sunday 20 October 2002 09:06 pm, Steven Peck wrote:
> Depends on the brand.
> Western Digital has a utility to test their hard drives, it will try and
> correct up to 10 errors by remapping blocks, etc.  If it fails it gives you
> an error code which you tell the Western Digital technician on the phone
> when you are requesting a warantee return.  Warentee returns take a week if
> you don't cross ship.
> Many hard drives have a 5 year warrantee now, so I would go to the venders
> website and see if they have a utility to test your drive.

It's an IBM. Just ran thier Drive Fitness Tools on it, and it fixed it right 
up :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan [mailto:ryan+lugod@cal.net]
> Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 9:57 AM
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: [vox-tech] working around bad blocks?
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> I have three 40 GB hard drives that I wish to use RIAD 5 on.
> the first hard drives has 12 bad blocks on it (i also have the sector
> numbers
> How the heck do I work around the bad blocks to set up RAID?
> I could partition around it, but then one of my partitions would be smaller
> then I want by about 10 GB.
> anyone have any other ideas?
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