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Date:      Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:59:21 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Robert <traveling08@cox.net>
Cc:        "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Invalid fdisk partition table found (fwd)
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1111281142140.10133@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <20111128102459.22b40d36@dell64>
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On Mon, 28 Nov 2011, Robert wrote:

> I did discover that an external card reader I was using on the Windows 
> XP computer is defective. It had a bent pin and another recessed pin. 
> I hope that is not what damaged these cards.

Ouch.  That sounds like a logical cause.  Although the card itself has 
sockets, and would hopefully still work in a good reader... A bad 
pin would explain why they show similar but not identical capacity.

>> Have these cards
>> been heavily used to the point where they may be failing?
>
> I couldn't say for sure but I am waiting for answers from
> the photographer/owner about other questions. She does take an
> incredible amount of photos so I would guess they have been used and
> clear many times.

I was thinking of them being used as drive in a computer application. 
In that kind of use, flash drives are reported to last 1.5 to 3 years.

> I was attempting to force another look at /dev/da1 to see any change
> not actually zero out anything.

Oh.  A little easier: true > /dev/da0

> I did a lot of my testing in single user but switched to multi so that
> I could more easily cut and paste tests and results.

Sorry, forgot to mention that earlier.  It really should make no 
difference here.



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