Avoiding bad sectors?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sun Aug 20 09:52:42 UTC 2006

On Sunday 20 August 2006 17:34, Doug Barton wrote:
> Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > The disk should remap the sector, if it refuses to write to the sector
> > because it's out of remappable sectors
> You forgot to add, "and then immediately go out and buy a new disk because
> that one is toast." :)

Heh, well not necessarily although I personally would be shopping..

If the disk gets a dud sector and can't read it it won't remap it until you 
write to it. (I've seen this happen and someone else posted about it too)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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