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Subject: Re: about disk errors

Re: about disk errors

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 21:37:34 -0700 (PDT)

30 MB of bad sectors on a HD is BAD BAD BAD. Very BAD.

My Player only had a 3 month warranty, but I understand that can vary by
country and model. Check the warranty that came with your unit.

As long as the unit itself is still under warranty, and shows no
obvious signs of physical abuse, they should be willing to exchange it for
you no problem.

I don't see how vibration from riding a train or bus would cause this.
These drives are designed for laptops, so they have to be pretty rugged.
I've dropped my player hard enough to skew the case sideways a little, but
I've had not problems with the HD.


On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, [iso-8859-15] José M. [iso-8859-15] Fandiño wrote:

> Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> >
> > Sounds like a bad disk to me, or low batteries. Was the battery fully
> > charged when you started, and was the charger connected throughout?
> Michael,
> the batteries were fully charged during the scans and the external
> power adaptor was pluged to the archos so I discarded a problem with
> the batteries. Also media errors was always on the same position
> of affected files which doesn't suggest a random failure as it is
> expected with power issues.
> With music files it isn't very problematic but when I use
> the AJBR20 to transport my work files I can't afford to lose
> any of them.
> The important question is, how often archos users get bad
> sectors and what is the return policy that archos will
> follow regarding to defective disks? (AFAIK creative
> products have a two year warranty on all parts)
> > On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, [iso-8859-15] José M. [iso-8859-15] Fandiño wrote:
> >
> > > Hello list,
> > >
> > > This weekend I did a surface scan of my AJBR20 and I
> > > got over 30MB in bad sectors. I'm wondering if other users
> > > have these results when they scan their disks?
> > >
> > > I use the AJB while I travel by train and bus so it's exposed
> > > to small vibrations, perhaps this is the cause of bad sectors.
> > >
> > > As far as I know modern disks have bad sector reallocation but
> > > the fujitsu disk doesn't seem to use this (or the reallocation
> > > reserved space emptyed)
> > >
> > > also, it is intentioned the rockbox behavior regarding to read
> > > errors (it simply skip the current song) or is it the hardware
> > > which manages all disk errors?
> > >
> > >
Received on 2003-06-20

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