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Re: [SLE] 8.0 report (This just in!)
  • From: Michael Nelson <michaelnel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 15:06:57 -0700
  • Message-id: <20020424220657.GA9877@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 03:20:13PM -0500, Anon. Coward wrote:
->
-> All modern diskdrives have automatic error-checking, and in some cases
-> -correction. And NO modern disk drives are low-level formatted at the
-> factory. (Just LISTEN to me) There is a bit that can be set that does
-> block-integrity checking during the period of the FIRST TEN POWER-CYCLES of
-> the drive. After that there is no block-checking, believe it or not.
->
-> If you do NOT fill up that drive within the first ten power-cycles you will
-> likely have intermittant, unexplained corruptions. This is true whether you
-> run Winduds, Linux, whatever.

You certainly have an active imagination.

Michael

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Michael Nelson San Francisco, CA

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