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Date:	Sat, 1 Dec 2007 07:23:41 -0500 (EST)
From:	Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@...idpixels.com>
To:	Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@...putergmbh.de>
cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-raid@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-ide@...r.kernel.org, apiszcz@...arrain.com
Subject: Re: Kernel 2.6.23.9 / P35 Chipset + WD 750GB Drives (reset port)



On Sat, 1 Dec 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

>
> On Dec 1 2007 06:26, Justin Piszcz wrote:
>> I ran the following:
>>
>> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc
>> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd
>> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde
>>
>> (as it is always a very good idea to do this with any new disk)
>
> Why would you care about what's on the disk? fdisk, mkfs and
> the day-to-day operation will overwrite it _anyway_.
>
> (If you think the disk is not empty, you should look at it
> and copy off all usable warez beforehand :-)
>

The purpose is with any new disk its good to write to all the blocks and 
let the drive to all of the re-mapping before you put 'real' data on it. 
Let it crap out or fail before I put my data on it.

Justin.
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