P.S. Check my old web site on http://pcjs.chat.ru and look for IBM
specific "feature" - crazy defects count in Primary Defect List. The
second IBM`s "feature" - very many reassigned defects.
Ever looked into the 120g ibm 120gxp? I have one, which occasionally makes strange noises like it's powered down and back up for a second. DFT says it's ok, the SMART monitoring tool from IBM says it's healthy, but my ears don't! What is the application you used to get those disk surface images? Is it available for download anywhere?