[CentOS] Re: Hard drive errors
Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Tue Sep 26 15:35:45 UTC 2006
Scott Silva wrote:
> Les Mikesell spake the following on 9/25/2006 2:16 PM:
> > On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 09:08 -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
> > > Power supply issues can do real damage to the drives, as well. I
> > > had a pair of 250GB drives that have hard errorred sectors thanks
> > > to a power
> > > supply 'glitching' on me. The drives still work fine otherwise,
> > > but they have several dozen sectors each that will never be
> > > usable.
> > Most drive manufacturers have a diagnostic/repair utility that have
> > a fair chance of fixing that sort of problem. Unfortunately they
> > tend to only run under windows.
> Look for the Ultimate boot disk;
> It has many manufacturer hard drive utilities, and you just need to
> be able to boot from CD.
I burned the CD and tried it out. There are two utilities on the CD
for Seagate drives, but unless I am missing something, neither of them
have any diagnostic capability.
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