Invalid fdisk partition table found (fwd)
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Nov 28 18:59:31 UTC 2011
On Mon, 28 Nov 2011, Robert wrote:
> I did discover that an external card reader I was using on the Windows
> XP computer is defective. It had a bent pin and another recessed pin.
> I hope that is not what damaged these cards.
Ouch. That sounds like a logical cause. Although the card itself has
sockets, and would hopefully still work in a good reader... A bad
pin would explain why they show similar but not identical capacity.
>> Have these cards
>> been heavily used to the point where they may be failing?
> I couldn't say for sure but I am waiting for answers from
> the photographer/owner about other questions. She does take an
> incredible amount of photos so I would guess they have been used and
> clear many times.
I was thinking of them being used as drive in a computer application.
In that kind of use, flash drives are reported to last 1.5 to 3 years.
> I was attempting to force another look at /dev/da1 to see any change
> not actually zero out anything.
Oh. A little easier: true > /dev/da0
> I did a lot of my testing in single user but switched to multi so that
> I could more easily cut and paste tests and results.
Sorry, forgot to mention that earlier. It really should make no
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