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Elijahg3 commented on 22 May 2007
My 10,000rpm Raptor drives (one is brand new) report that there have been a few bad block reallocations, and so this utility claims the drive is failing. The drive is not failing because of a few bad block reallocations. Hard disk drives get bad blocks occasionally, it's just miniscule impurities in the surface of the disk that don't quite operate correctly.

People without much knowledge of hard disks may get scared and replace their disk even though there is absolutely no need to whatsoever.

From the read me:
"If it says FAILING, it will probably die soon"
Based on bad blocks, this is NOT the case. There are billions of blocks on hard disks, and having a few go wrong is not an indication of it's impeding failure.

Do not believe what this utility says based on bad blocks alone.
[Version 1.0.0B1]

Elijahg3 commented on 21 Mar 2007
Great little widget, best of it's kind. BUT one big problem, on my 3Ghz Mac Pro, it uses 100% of one processor. I didnt notice this until I opened Activity Monitor and it was there at the top with 100% processor usage... I cant keep the widget running with it using that crazy amount of processor time, but when that's fixed, i'll download it right away and i'm sure it'll stay in my Dashboard.
[Version 0.1]

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Elijahg3 replied on 21 Mar 2007
Actually, I do usually use MenuMeters, it's great! It's just that I recently reinstalled OS X on my RAID, so I didn't have it installed.

Menumeters is the greatest menu extra ever!

Just a little tweak to Fans, and i'm sure that it could be great :)

Elijahg3 replied on 31 Mar 2007
That's great to know :)
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