Looking for SMD drives (specific models)

Josh Dersch derschjo at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 14:15:31 CDT 2015

On 4/12/15 9:05 AM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> On 04/12/2015 02:35 AM, Josh Dersch wrote:
>> I have a few other SMD drives (just picked 'em up today, in fact) but
>> they're newer (~825mb) and the Ridge disc utilities only support a small
>> subset of drives (they do not support providing custom geometries, 
>> because
>> that would be *too easy*.)
> Can you "under format" an SMD drive? i.e. if you have a drive with 
> equal or greater cylinders and heads will it automagically work at a 
> lower capacity that's supported by your formatter?
> cheers
> Jules

The thought had crossed my mind; the problem is that the large drives I 
have have fewer cylinders than the ones in that list -- 700-something vs 
800+, so the drives format fine up until the last cylinder is reached...


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