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Re: [SLE] 8.0 report (This just in!)
  • From: Jerry Van Brimmer <jerryvb@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 17:55:47 -0700
  • Message-id: <20020424175547.6fd3bb9c.jerryvb@xxxxxxx>
Who is this guy, Anon.Coward?

On Wed, 24 Apr 2002 15:45:59 -0700
Ben Rosenberg <ben@xxxxxxxxx> 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.
>
> This isn't FUD..it's the biggest bunch of misinformed crap I've ever
> heard. Please don't spew this kind of misinformation here. It will
> scare the hell out of the newbies and just isn't correct.
>
> -=Ben
>
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