REFORMAT of SCSI disks, useful or waste of time?
kjr at peri.com
Thu Mar 9 06:18:11 PST 1995
A simple question or two.
In days of ST506, when you formatted a hard disk, you know you were
actually formatting the platters.
I believe that in the SCSI world, the SCSI controller on the hard disk
remaps bad sections of the platter out of the list of good blocks.
Question: When I (OEM user of 1000 disk/year) reformats a SCSI disk, does
the on board SCSI controller really attempt to reformat the platters?
What am I not understanding about reformat of SCSI disk?
Question: Currently we reformat all drives that are shipped to us by the
manufacturer. Does this help to weed out and blocks that could have gone
bad as a result of SHIPMENT or are we wasting our time?
Thanks for any opinions or help.
Kenneth J. Rivalsi | Email : kjr at peri.com
Periphonics Corp. | phone voice (516) 467-0500 ext. 371
4000 Veterans Hwy. | phone fax (516) 737-8521
Bohemia, NY 11716 |
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