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Are a few bad sectors normal? [message #68530] Tue, 21 May 2013 01:14 Go to previous message
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Date: Wed, 30-May-84 21:56:19 EDT
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Posted: Wed May 30 21:56:19 1984
Date-Received: Sat, 2-Jun-84 08:07:52 EDT
Organization: AT&T Bell Labs, Holmdel NJ
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We recently bought a few boxes of Maxell double sided double density
floppies and found a few bad sectors on several of them when formatted 
under PC-DOS.  Is this to be expected?  Does this indicate anything
about the rest of the diskette (e.g., is it likely to develop more bad 
sectors after being used)?  Do manufacturers and/or retailers make any
sort of guarantees about the diskettes at least as far as being OK when
the box is opened?

				Danny Sykora
				AT&T Bell Labs (Holmdel)
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