On 2010-08-09 21:00, Mark Goldstein wrote:
On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 9:14 PM, Carlos E. R. <> wrote:
After that I ran vendor test again - disk was found
OK. I did it a
number of times - no problems. So I decided to try and re-install
Linux. Guess what? This disk is still working and it was on my main
desktop for 5 years and I've not seen any failures.
I know, I have a very similar experience. The disk is over 20Kh old now and still works.
It failed at about a thousand hours. The reason is simply that the sectors were remapped,
more bad sectors have appeared.
You just use it with some caution. As everything.
However, if the utility prints a return on warranty form and you want to be cautious, you
ahead. But no, the disks I return have much more serious failures, catastrophic. Not a few
bad sectors :-)
The OP problem doesn't seem to be of that kind.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))