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    4TB USB HDD, UEFI only system, weak sectors

    Not a problem. It is history now. :) Good to know, though. Thanks for the update!
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    4TB USB HDD, UEFI only system, weak sectors

    Right! :) InitDisk "might" be able to fix something. Or, not. If the BIOS does not adequately support SpinRite 6.0 accessing the USB drive, InitDisk is certainly worth a try.
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    How to: Boot and Run SpinRite 6.0 on a UEFI Machine

    You are welcome for the summary. The 7.x versions will boot up their own working environment, just like SpinRite 6.0 does and 6.1 will do. The OS is irrelevant. 7.0 looks to be dual boot for UEFI and BIOS systems. It will boot on Windows and Mac systems. 7.1 and 7.2 will add additional features...
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    4TB USB HDD, UEFI only system, weak sectors

    ReadSpeed, by design, cannot see or access USB drives. SpinRite 6.0 may be able to see/access the drive if the BIOS does.
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    Off topic News server connections

    That was short lived. As of now using SSL/.LS does NOT work at all. And a new wrinkle: I can read messages just fine using port 119 and no security. But, I cannot post anything. I get "Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent because connecting to Outgoing server (SMTP)...
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    Off topic News server connections

    It now works for me, TB 91.13.0, port 563, SSL/TLS selected.
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    4TB USB HDD, UEFI only system, weak sectors

    Of course! There is nothing wrong with knowing the competition and keeping abreast of it.
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    Off topic News server connections

    Yup, port 119 works for me also.
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    Off topic News server connections

    My TB (N US) fails with "Secure connection failed" Email and RSS are fine, so Steve has a NG server issue. I presume he is aware of it.
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    6.1 3 years?

    Short answer: I do not know. I have no experience and very limited knowledge re VM's. Longer answer: Per my Google query " can a vm boot to a DOS environment " I found this: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=can+a+vm+boot+to+a+DOS+environment It would seem it could be...
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    4TB USB HDD, UEFI only system, weak sectors

    :giggle:
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    6.1 3 years?

    If you are thinking USB 1 (especially) or USB 2, I would agree. However, with a USB 3 HDD running on a USB 3 port, I/O is typically as fast as an internal HDD. With USB C / USB 4 the Port I/O speeds are notably greater than USB 3 when using a USB C / USB 4 port. Speed-wise: USB 3 < USB C /...
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    4TB USB HDD, UEFI only system, weak sectors

    Of Course! That was the one and only bad release out of more than 500 SR 6.1 development test releases to date. That's a very good track record, IMHO. There were 12 downloads. 6 were burned. 5 (including me) saw the bad news and never ran that release. There was one download that, AFAIK, was...
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    4TB USB HDD, UEFI only system, weak sectors

    The 7.x versions are indeed a ways off yet. Please see this post for a brief synopsis of why SpinRite 6.1 is taking so long: https://forums.grc.com/threads/6-1-3-years.1029/post-7547 Steve is presently working on the SpinRite 6.1 Beta 1 release. This will be a read-only scan and report...
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    6.1 3 years?

    So true! I would respectfully and firmly disagree. SpinRite 6.1 will have its limitations (Bios-DOS dependencies, limited USB support, and extremely limited NVMe support). It will not boot on a UEFI system. With the move to RTOS-32 for SR 7.x development the remaining limitations on...