lti wrote on 2023-01-02, 01:01:
I'm still using two hard drives with a few bad sectors. I have two more drives that also have bad sectors and still work, but they're a little too far gone for me to want to use regularly. One of the drives that I don't use (a 60GB Toshiba 2.5" drive) had several hundred bad sectors scattered randomly across it, and Windows kept breaking randomly until I finally replaced it with an SSD in one of those IDE to SATA converters. Unfortunately, that computer has a VIA chipset, and that adapter has a JMicron bridge chip. The old failing drive had higher sequential read and write speeds.
I see so it is as i was expecting.. When isolated a drive will work, if the heads are fine, but on some places on the platter has damage/ bad sectors.. Isolating the bad sectors may help in some cases... My latest Conner 240MB i got had like 4-5 bad sector blocks, and after some windows sector repair 4 bad sectors did relocate, and only 1 left... That sector mades the drive very slow, since is from the start.. But i will keep it, as i like to collect Conner drives...
Did u try to put some of these HDDs with bad sectors in refrigerator, to see if they will fix, i did that in the past, and did not help, but i did read on some forums, that this helps..
pan069 wrote on 2023-01-02, 01:35:
Can't find "Task International" in this list: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/psu-manu … oem,2729-9.html
But yeah, a good quality PSU is always good to have handy...
Yes i did not know that brand as well first time for me to see it. Not sure why they did put so much effort in that PSU, since is not OEM, it was from custom system chance i guess.. But is one of the very few AT quality PSUs i have seen.. Normally i find only garbage and cheap ass AT PSUs that are so cheaply build is painful...
Best PSUs i ever found was an AOpen AT PSU made for socket 7 and my former test AT PSU, with the also shine steel case, but some crap caps, that was fine, and Sparkle PSU with Japan caps, LiteON PSU found in IBM system...
The AOpen with Japan caps and very high build quality on cables ect.. But the case is not as good, as on that Task International..
And this the Sparkle with the Rubycons, also very good build quality...
And this GT 200W AT, is nothing special, but the case is similar steel made like, but aside from that and maybe the cables, i dont see it as good as the rest here, but is above the average garbage AT PSU type (KME, 200W switching power supply, Ultra or whatever...)
But the Task International inc, beats them all, only the AOpen stand a chance, when it comes to build quality, but his case is not as durable as the one on the Task.. Also not sure about the fan tho... That Task Inc AT PSU is insane... I dont have Delta/ Fortron or SeaSonic 200/ 250W AT PSU for comparison..
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W3680 4.5/ GA-x58 UD7/ R9 280x
K7 2.6/ NF7-S/ HD3850
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Cmq P2 450/ GA-BX2000/ V2 SLI
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IBM PS/2 Model 56
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