Using GRC Spinrite on PERC 3/di (PE 2550)

Kuba Ober kuba at mareimbrium.org
Wed Apr 18 12:02:08 CDT 2007


On Wednesday 18 April 2007, Hank wrote:
> I have a bunch of SCSI drives here of questionable or unknown status, and a
> PE 2550 to test them on.
>
> I'd like to find the best way to run low level tests on each of these
> drives to either validate or toss each one.
>
> GRC Spinrite boots up and recognizes each of the containers and will
> process them, but I'm not sure that is good enough.
>
> Are the built in "Disk Management Tools" in the Adaptec BIOS the best I can
> do to test each drive? Or are there any other options.

Take the drives out and connect them to a run-of-the-mill Adaptec SCSI 
controller.

Using Spinrite via PERC is pretty much useless, unless hardware SCSI bus 
sniffing proves otherwise.

Cheers, Kuba



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