Is there a Catweasel like device for hard disks?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Thu Jan 3 20:59:10 CST 2008

On Thu, 3 Jan 2008, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Was this the ARLL (2x MFM capacity) Perstor controller?  If that's
> the case, I'm doubly surprised.  On the first count that you got
> ST251s to perform reliably with it and, on the second count, that you
> didn't have to use ST251R drives.

It may depend on how we define "reliably".

Remember when Steve Gibson's Spinrite (not the current edition, now)
would, by default return to use tracks that were on the manufacturer's bad
track list, if they passed Spinrite's "tests".

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