Imaging Technology Gets Drive Analytics

22 June 2001

The disk imaging software has been updated with a “drive analyser”, which allows inspecting the characteristics of the drive and contains important information for when a dumped disk fails to be read. The following tests are carried out:

  • System Type
    • PAL/NTSC
  • Step Head Delay
    • Calculates the amount of time one cylinder movement takes for the head stepping motor in the drive.
  • Track Capability
    • Type, track step timing, tracks available, etc.
  • Drive Motor Ready Delay
    • READY signal checking and spin up time, drive motor RPM, maximum cylinder supported by the drive.