Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 21:46 UTC, submitted by mpxlbs
OSNews, Generic OSes No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - we have actually have not one, but two news items on hobby/small operating systems on the same day! You thought the day would never come again, but hey, here we are. You're welcome. Now, what are we talking about? FreeDOS - a test release has been, uh, released for FreeDOS 1.1.
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RE[4]: Wow...
by smashIt on Thu 7th Jul 2011 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wow..."
smashIt
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2005-07-06

the problem is that when the os sees bad sectors, the drive already ran out of backup-sectors
so the platters are either of low production-quality or got damaged later on
both are inacceptable for a new disk

and don't put too much trust into smart
i've seen several disks die with perfect smart-values

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