On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 05:17:45PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Stephen Hovey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > This has been an open question - I dont believe IDE's do much of their own
> > bad block marking - 
They do, probably because the chances of manafacturing a totally error
free disk are pretty low. Same with CD's by the way, they mark off bad
areas up to a point. Which is why making copies of CD's that are
themselves copies sometimes does not work, since you inherit the bad
track markings from the copied CD plus your new ones, and there is a
limit to how much of a CD can be marked "bad".

   Cliff Sarginson 
   The Netherlands

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