RL02K Pack Reliability/Characteristics

Lyle Bickley lbickley at bickleywest.com
Wed Apr 1 13:41:44 CDT 2015

On Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:37:57 -0400 (EDT)
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa) wrote:

>     > From: Lyle Bickley
>     > I have had packs on rare occasions which when I first obtained
>     > them had a few records which were unreadable - and a clean
>     > reformat made them 100% error free. 
> Err, I thought RL02 packs came pre-formatted (at least, the low-level
> stuff like sector headers, etc), and could not be field re-formatted?
> Or are you simply talking of a high-level re-format (i.e. the file
> system), which might write all data blocks to zero or something,
> thereby getting rid of the un-readable contents of such blocks?

high-level - as in:



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