Any of you guys have experience with HDD regenerator?
I had a I/O error on an external USB drive (Maxtor 5000DV - 160GB - 7200 RPM)
I dissasembled the enclosure and installed it in one of my spare system:
a pentium III@665Mhz, 384 MB ram (it's the only one i can afford missing for a week or so)
now i booted to the "HDD regenerator" floppy-disk, and it has run for about 12 Hours an it indicates it's has scanned 20Mb... (and found 41751 sectors with 10069 Bad sectors, 9973 bad sectors recovered)
so a little calculation :
Drive formatted capacity of about 152 GB (1 gigabyte = 1024 megabyte)
152GB = 155648 MB
at 20 Mb / 12 hours or 2.5MB / 12 hours
or 155648MB / 62259.2 hours
it will be about 7.3 years to finish the job, do you think this is normal? :knock:
(and the lifetime of the drive indicates only 5 years...)
see you in a few years...