From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Wed 16 Feb 2000 - 15:00:12 GMT
On Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 02:54:47PM +0000, Dave Airlie mentioned:
> In my mind one bad sector is symptomatic of something worse maybe going
> wrong on the drive, and is a reason to replace it, so does anyone know
> whether a) a reformat is all I need or b) should I spend the time giving
> out a load of crap until they replace it ....
When I was doing tech support for Gateway2000 years ago, we were told not
to replace a drive until more than 5% of sectors were bad. A reformat is
probably a good plan.
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