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Re: [SLE] Polish That Disk
  • From: Haralambos Geortgilakis <haralambos@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 15:21:27 +1200
  • Message-id: <3CC77637.3060805@xxxxxxxxxx>

Hi All & AC,

who made some very strong claims about HDD usage.

If you would like me or anyone else to believe them, then where is your strong evidence or did I miss that post?


Greek Geek

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling?

Anon. Coward wrote:


To dismiss without investigating is simply ignorant.
I started investigating when I couldn't believe manufacturers had hundreds of disks on test rigs for hours assiduously doing their low-level formatting.
I realize that this information does not conform to the "rigid orthodoxy", but it is something I've checked out in-depth.
For those who AREN'T into puking on people, research it independently. Give it a go. You won't be disappointed.
The rest of you can sod off. You give Linux a bad name with your crap attitudes. Let's see: Michael Nelson, Ben Rosenberg, SuSEnixER, Jerry Van Brimmer
Any more?

Do you have any idea how many people you turn off with this attitude? What a bunch of egotistical fecking garbage.
Mean people SUCK! Feckin' former IBMers.

BTW, my nick alludes to a practice on Slashdot, which newbies are generally not familiar with.

On Wednesday, 24 April 2002 17:06, you wrote:

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.


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