[CentOS] HDD badblocks

Wed Jan 20 14:01:41 UTC 2016
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Tue, January 19, 2016 18:36, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 1/19/2016 3:29 PM, J Martin Rushton wrote:
>> I suspect that the gold layer on edge connectors 30-odd years ago
>> was
>> a lot thicker than on modern cards.  We are talking contacts on 0.1"
>> spacing not some modern 1/10 of a knat's whisker.  (Off topic) I
>> also
>> remember seeing engineers determine which memory chip was at fault
>> and
>> replacing the chip using a soldering iron.  Try that on a DIMM!
> indeed, I pretty much quit doing component level electronics when
> everything went to surface mount.

Kids these days!  I remember taking the vacuum tubes to the testing
centre in the corner drug-store to see which ones need replacing.

Apologies to the four Yorkshiremen.

***          e-Mail is NOT a SECURE channel          ***
        Do NOT transmit sensitive data via e-Mail
James B. Byrne                mailto:ByrneJB at Harte-Lyne.ca
Harte & Lyne Limited          http://www.harte-lyne.ca
9 Brockley Drive              vox: +1 905 561 1241
Hamilton, Ontario             fax: +1 905 561 0757
Canada  L8E 3C3