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On Friday 06 September 2002 17:36, jbradford@dial.pipex.com wrote:
> > I've looked up these errors on the net, and as far as i can tell it means
> > that the drive has some bad sectors at the given addresses and that it
> > will probably die on me sooner or later.
> >
> > Can someone either confirm this to me or tell me what to do to fix it?
> >
> > The drive involved is an IBM-DTLA-307060, which has served me without
> > problems now for about 2 years.
>
> Have a look at:
>
> http://csl.cse.ucsc.edu/smart.shtml
>
> there you will find software for interrogating and monitoring the
> S.M.A.R.T. data available from your drive. It's a little late to start
> monitoring it, if the drive is already dying, but if, for example, it shows
> a lot of re-allocated sectors, or spin retries, you'll know something is
> wrong.
>

OK, I downloaded that and installed it, but well, frankly, it shows me very
little useful stuff.

Or i'm just not good at interpreting this.

DK

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reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."
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