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Re: badblocks

On Mi, 07 iul 21, 13:30:40, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > I got a cheap SATA to USB external adaptor and used it to look at a 500Gb
> [...]
> > Might I think that there is something amiss with the USB/SATA adapter
> > thing ?
> In my experience, USB<->SATA adapters are not super-reliable (cheap or
> not), the main problem stemming from power delivery, so you might like
> to retry it on other USB ports, the more power it can deliver
> the better.
> [ Obviously, I presume that your adapter does not have its own power
>   source.  ]

I've had occasional failures with a powered version, so that's no 
guarantee either.

The error is indeed quite suspicious and I'd be weary of making any 
permanent changes to the drive, unless it's 100% reproducible with a 
known good connection (preferably pure SATA).

Kind regards,

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