Dead RF31 DSSI Disk.. final Question..

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Tue May 12 07:04:00 CDT 2015

On 2015-05-12 11:55, Holm Tiffe wrote:
> Ok, the disk passed the tests with ok.


> I've tried to boot something from DIA0 DIA1 and DIA2..nosurchfile so the
> disks seems to be empty.

Oh Well...

> Now I think about a reformat of the drives, but there is no such procedure.
> There is an erase program that should rewrite eachs sector with several
> patterns. I'll think that it will do the job.
> Does an format programm exists "in the field"  or is something like thisi
> proprietary to DEC?

Why would you want to reformat the drives?
That said, I would expect such a utility to exist in the firmware of the 
But normally, since these drives remap bad sectors automatically, you 
should normally just go on using them, and everything is ok.


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