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Re: Temporary freezes while reading partition

Subject: Re: Temporary freezes while reading partition
by Severin on 2010/8/19 11:09:49

@cha05e90

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cha05e90 wrote:
@ChrisH

Ok - new hard drive attached, prepped and partioned. Full backup done. Puh! But before the problematic HD will hit the bin, I'll install some new SATA cable. Just to be sure...


Don't bin it, just chuck it in a pc or mac if you have one, my problem drive is working fine in my mac now.

NEVER low level format a sata/ide drive that was only ever needed for old (pre 1990) scsi and ide drives when amigas and seperate hard drive controllers that used custom formats. Don't even attempt to full format a hard drive, big drives can take many hours to format and will probably fail before they've finished (possibly due to the heat generated by constantly accessing for hours on end). just quick format, any bad sectors are automatically remapped by the drive itself (which doesn't help if there's already data on dodgy sectors though).
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