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Old 20 February 2006, 17:12   #1
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check HDD bad blocks

I've had a few problems with bad HDDs lately

Is there a tool I can use to scan a Hard Disk and look for bad blocks? I want to make sure my new disk is error-free before I copy all my data on to it. I'll be using SFS.

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Old 20 February 2006, 18:31   #2
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I always run spinrite on a hard drive (especially if it's a used hard drive that I got from ebay), with it connected to the PC. It's worked for me so far.
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Looks like an excellent program. However at $90 it's a bit more than I was prepared to spend (ie. nothing). Anything amiga based?
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Old 21 February 2006, 00:04   #4
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I understand that modern drives will remap bad blocks without the knowledge of the operating system, so the old model of identifying bad drives by finding bad blocks may no longer work.

I'm happy to be proven wrong!
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