Closed Identified 2 of 3 hard drives

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cbaxterm

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I have test driving SR as the builds are posted in grc.com/dev/Spinrite/ and up until now had nothing to add to the conversation.

RS.EXE and SR-R08j.EXE correctly identify all my drives.

SR-BR1.EXE mistakenly saw one of my three ATA drives as BIOS with Drive Identity and Serial missing.

SR-MIKE1.EXE 1/14/2022 appears to have fixed that problem.
 
SR-MIKE1.EXE 1/14/2022 appears to have fixed that problem.
As Steve noted in the Dev NG, this version includes various fixes developed since R08j came out.

I've run MIKE2 on some of my machines with all positive results. I have observed that with MIKE2 the detection and enumeration of my drives seems almost instantaneous.