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Subject: Re: new recorder 20, bad sectors
From: BlueChip (
Date: 2004-04-19

At 08:44 19/04/04, you wrote:
>Linus wrote:
> >I'd definitely ask for a new one.
>What should I say them? because the unit works fine, it's just that you
>notice it if you run a chkdsk on it... Plus, I flashed the unit,
>should I go back to the original firmware by flashing the original bin files?
>Just 50 kb in bad sectors...
>Isn't it better perhaps to wait a bit and see if its just a small part of
>the disk affected or if the problems increase in time?
> Cristian

Run a "Surface Analysis" with ScanDisk three of four times and see if that
kills it :)
If you keep getting more and more bad sectors you have had a "head crash"
and the drive is dying.
Most drives nowdays hide bad sectors by having some spare ones tucked away,
if you have used all those up - this drive is knackered.

hope that's helpful



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