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Don't trash an iPod with bad blocks on the drive
Authored by: gmachen on Jan 24, '11 11:11:47AM

My understanding is that the ability to do a true low-level format fell by the wayside along with SCSI, but I have been led to believe that Disk Utility at least will "spare out" bad sectors when using the "zero out data" option, no? I realize the author said he tried the latter and it failed, so what does that mean? it ran out of spare sectors? or maybe Disk Utility isn't particularly powerful in that respect?

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