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    SubjectRe: Faulty seagate drives, are going to be blacklisted?
    On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 00:29:23 +0100, Diego Calleja said:
    > Tech sites are reporting everywhere a massive flaw in seagate drives that
    > can lock up the drive and make it unusable (the bios doesn't detect it, you
    > can't read the data). Haven't read anything about it here on the lists.
    > Seagate has ack'ed the problem:
    > So, apparently there're a lot of drives on the market (including mine)
    > that can die any day. Are those drives going to be blacklisted?

    The $64 question is, of course: What exactly should the operating system
    *do* if it detects one of these drives? Prohibit it from bricking later
    by essentially bricking it *now*? What if the drive already has a lot of
    production data on it?

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