Subject: Re: Trouble with PCI, VGA, 32Mbyte
To: Andrew Wheadon <>
From: Tobias Weingartner <weingart@austin.BrandonU.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/1995 13:10:39
In message <>, Andrew Wheadon writes:
> We (at least I am.) are talking about remapping bad 
> sectors that fail even on repeated read-access. Thus 
> SCSI will NOT remap these sectors automatically.
> No it doesn't happen very often (once in two years.).
> When it does there is no other solution than to 
> use a utility like Adaptecs verification-BIOS to
> scan and force remapping of these bad blocks.
> The comment was only made as one of the very few
> reasons to have an Adaptec. And it Peter seems
> to be writing a utility to solve problems like
> these too. 

You don't *need* an adaptec controller to remap blocks.  It is actually
the drive that does the honours, all you need is the appropriate software
to tell the drive to do so...

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