Unusual stuff inside computers

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Aug 3 17:12:43 CDT 2015

>> On Aug 3, 2015, at 14:51 , ben <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
>> Written on the drive, is a lot different than paper floating around inside

On Mon, 3 Aug 2015, Mark J. Blair wrote:
> The bad blocks were "written on the drive" in the sense that they were 
> written or printed on a paper label stuck to the top of the drive, not 
> stored digitally on the drive platter(s). I may be mistaken, but I have 
> a memory rattling around in my head of the bad block list even being 
> printed on greenbar paper at final test, which was then cut with 
> scissors and Scotch taped to the top of the drive. So, they were very 
> literally "written on the drive" in layman's terms.

Some were written on paper and taped to the drive.  Before long, MOST 
manufacturers went to writing them on a lable stuck to the drive.

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