pclab wrote:Let's hope it doesn't fail. hehehe
hehehe, I am hoping that I can get a 100% recovery from it, but just after that I would not mind a good failure
I am going all out on this test, um, I mean recovery. At first I thought there was just a bad spot at the beginning of the disk so I skipped ahead a bit and all seemed good, but then more slow areas. I did not encounter any bad sectors (yet), but there were plenty that took a long time to read. The drive supports error recovery control, but I couldn't find a timer setting that was worth any use. So I am going full throttle on this one with direct AHCI and using the soft reset timer. Using the timer is allowing the head skipping algorithm to work, as it would not work with just slow reading sectors. I am hoping to get some good usable results from this, um, test.
If I compared this to testing a new aircraft...
All testing before a few days ago was just flying 50 feet above the runway. The cloning a few days ago was like taking a flight across the country, but with ejection seats and parachutes (I had a full backup if anything went wrong). This it like taking it across the ocean over freezing cold water with no life raft on board.