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    SpinRite's Latest

    Thanks to a pointer from <!profile=jhelfer>jhelfer<!/profile>, in <!post=this post,393113>this post<!/post>, I discovered that Steve Gibson has a Version 6 available of his SpinRite software at this link. Depending on how old your last purchase is, you might get lucky (as did I) and get this one <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> !

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    Re: SpinRite's Latest

    I have been interested in SpinRite for a long time, but for almost as long I have been an NT user and it did not support NTFS until this release. Would you be so kind as to share your thoughts on this utility, Al?
    -Mark

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    Re: SpinRite's Latest

    Al

    Actually I think subliminally you must have been thinking of <!post=my NTFS post,388911>my NTFS post<!/post> of about a fortnight ago, where I mentioned the new SpinRite!

    John

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    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: SpinRite's Latest

    Unfortunately John, I did read that post but missed the footnote about the new SpinRite.

    For Mark, I bought SpinRite about a year ago when I was having trouble with a couple of Maxtors in my backup machine. It seemed a pretty good utility but wasn't able to rescue either of the drives I was having trouble with. Eventually, the Maxtor diags concluded that both drives were bad (and out of warranty, as you might guess). I haven't had occasion to try the newest yet, I just downloaded it this morning. My only nervousness about the previous version was that it "might" cause corruption on one of the other three drives in the machine, so I unplugged all but the drive I was trying to diagnose, just to be on the safe side. To me, the user interface was pretty easy to understand.

    The reason for the precaution was that I have had, on more than one occasion, a drive manufacturer's diagnostic program corrupt a drive it WASN'T analyzing. So, I guess I'm just a little nervous about these kinds of utilities.

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