[TUHS] mkfs somewhere else?

Jacob Ritorto jacob.ritorto at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 17:15:31 AEST 2015

Would anyone know if it's still possible to just replace the platters and
clean the heads? This drive is really nice, but the headcrash really needs
to be dealt with.  Are there any more fuji160-compatible platters on
earth?  If so, is there a way to install them to the existing hubs straight
enough that there's acceptable runout?


On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 2:03 AM, Jacob Ritorto <jacob.ritorto at gmail.com>

> what about using another minor device?  Is xp0d mapped elsewhere?
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 1:36 AM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, 8 Feb 2015, Jacob Ritorto wrote:
>> > However, when I try to mkfs, I can see the heads trying to write on the
>> > headcrashed part of the disk.  (Nice having those plexiglass covers!)
>> >
>> > Is there a way to tell mkfs (or perhaps some other program) to not try
>> > to write on the damaged cylinders?
>> Modify the driver itself?
>> I also wrote a paper on a "bad block" system, where something like inum
>> "-1" contained the list of bad sectors, but never saw it through.
>> --
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