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Re: [SLE] wipe, clean, etc
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 13:17:09 -0900
  • Message-id: <200412081317.24228.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 08 December 2004 12:02 am, John B wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 December 2004 21:35, John Andersen wrote:
> > On Tuesday 07 December 2004 09:05 am, Brad Bourn wrote:
> > > Yes, the drive is dying.  I have in the past been able to bring dead
> > > drives back to life for customers if I have a duplicate drive.
> > >  Sometimes you can swap controller from one drive to another to at
> > > least be able to recover data to new drive.
> >
> > But that costs more than a new drive. They want the drive back
> > just to be sure you really had one and were entitled to a replacement.
> >
> > Swack it with a big hammer, it makes no difference to them. There's
> > no way they would use a used drive.
> Pardon my ignorance if this isn't a correct thing that might help or it's
> already been discussed, but doesn't SpinRite from Steve Gibson's site do
> this kind of thing...fix a dying hdd enough to recover stuff?
> <>

Its mostly crap. Software can not fix hardware faults.

Had a guy insist I try it on his drive that was in for

I told him it was a waste of time and money, that no software
can fix hardware and that his drive was die for reasons un
related to the corruption Spinrite can fix.
But he purchased it anyway, and the drive was Still dead.

There is nothing spinrite that is not already built into
even lame windows 98 utilities.

Like most of Gibson's stuff, its a huge fraud. But you'd never
get the idea there was any drive in the world that it couldn't
fix by reading Gibsons site.

John Andersen
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