Re: Unable to use a new USB drive.
On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 07:50:44AM -0500, Greg Folkert wrote:
> These days there are *FEW IF ANY* reasons to do a check and verify. Most
> drives have on board error correction (both IDE and SCSI). So, in
> essence, it is a waste of time.
And if the on-board error correction can't handle it, the drive is
probably on its last legs.
> The only time I'd use it is if the drive is suspect. Since it was a 500G
> drive, it is fairly new... unless it was dropped and so on.
I bought two drives at the same time. One of them failed the test, the
other passed. So I'd say, in retrospect, I probably did the right
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