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Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives..
I have a drive that says it cannot read, I can not test the Speed of the drive as it can not load Test Programs.


Or is it possible for the Software gurus to put something in ROM for me.


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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #1 on: 07:20, 27 June 16 »
Is there any way that this can be put in a rom Please.


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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #2 on: 10:39, 27 June 16 »
TFM made a rom out of DskTest a while back:

DskTest v0.1.47b (release?)


(I've tried to do this myself, but never succeeded in getting anything working out of Softbrenner...)
« Last Edit: 10:41, 27 June 16 by pelrun »

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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #3 on: 11:37, 27 June 16 »
@pelrun


Thanks for the link, I have issues with the Dsktest I have installed the rom but have to wait a long time to get a reading ?
It makes it hard to do meaningful adjustments !.


If TFM could convert the RPM for me that would be pleasing.




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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #4 on: 12:35, 27 June 16 »
If it's the same as the disk version then you should just have to leave it running and hit 5 every time you want to retest the RPM. Testing takes a few seconds, but that's to be expected.

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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #5 on: 13:30, 27 June 16 »
@Bryce


Yes its the same as the DSK Version.
I have just contacted the Writer of the R.P.M software -  Brice Rive.
And he is having a look at his RPM Program with the possibility of making a rom.


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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #6 on: 18:35, 27 June 16 »
If TFM could convert the RPM for me that would be pleasing.

Just saw this thread... let me take a look...

Ok, here you go...
« Last Edit: 19:00, 27 June 16 by TFM »
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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #7 on: 02:22, 28 June 16 »
@TFM


Thank you very much. ;D
It works well and quite quick.


What else can i say. ;)


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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #8 on: 17:05, 28 June 16 »
Always a pleasure. Tried to put it into the other ROM, but it didn't fit by 1 KB. Well, what can I say.  :)
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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #9 on: 20:25, 28 June 16 »
Works fine as well here; FYI, you have to reach 300 RPM on track 19 to have the best settings.




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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #10 on: 20:34, 28 June 16 »
Works fine as well here; FYI, you have to reach 300 RPM on track 19 to have the best settings.


But I like the number 18 more.  ;D


Seriously, this ROM got some space left, in case somebody want to put more stuff in let me know.  :)
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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #11 on: 03:32, 29 June 16 »
@TFM
I was primarily interested in checking a 3" drive that won't READ, to confirm that the belt was not slipping.
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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #12 on: 04:17, 10 July 16 »
@TFM


Thanks for the RPM  ROM.


Perfect The drive was running at 329.xx rpm.
Now adjusted to 299.7xx
The Machine is now back in service


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Re: Is there a ROM that can be used to test Disk Drives.
« Reply #13 on: 19:11, 11 July 16 »
WoW! You got a little speedstar there  ;)
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