From: Comerford, Wayne (wayne.comerford at domain bowneglobal.ie)
Date: Wed 16 Feb 2000 - 15:58:36 GMT
> 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.
Yeah, I remember those days alright good awl Gateway.
That was one of my main reasons for leaving there, couldn't
handle telling people their hardware was still ok when I knew
it was only going to cause more problems for them in the future.
Bad sectors is a very good reason for demanding a replacement,
Even if it's just one bad sector I would persist until I got it
replaced as I did last year. with a Maxtor HDD.
Anyways, the manufacturers warranty would still be valid especial when
it's only been two months.
That's one of the good thing's about being an ex-tech support chap.
We don't take any crap from anybody.
From: John P. Looney [mailto:jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie]
Sent: 16 February 2000 14:59
To: Irish Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [ILUG] [OT] reason for replacing a HDD....
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 ....
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