Unusual stuff inside computers
cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Aug 3 17:12:43 CDT 2015
>> On Aug 3, 2015, at 14:51 , ben <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
>> Written on the drive, is a lot different than paper floating around inside
On Mon, 3 Aug 2015, Mark J. Blair wrote:
> The bad blocks were "written on the drive" in the sense that they were
> written or printed on a paper label stuck to the top of the drive, not
> stored digitally on the drive platter(s). I may be mistaken, but I have
> a memory rattling around in my head of the bad block list even being
> printed on greenbar paper at final test, which was then cut with
> scissors and Scotch taped to the top of the drive. So, they were very
> literally "written on the drive" in layman's terms.
Some were written on paper and taped to the drive. Before long, MOST
manufacturers went to writing them on a lable stuck to the drive.
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