RC5: hurray, the upper "Time Remaining" estimation limit was hit: 99999 hours and 59 seconds

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Reaching the upper "Time Estimation" limit of 99999 hours and 59 minutes took only 26 minutes...
 
Reaching the upper "Time Estimation" limit of 99999 hours and 59 minutes took only 26 minutes...
You could try the latest SR 6.1 dev release, 5.01. It will not try so hard with a troubled drive, and may be able to reduce the occurrence of this behavior.
 
You could try the latest SR 6.1 dev release, 5.01. It will not try so hard with a troubled drive, and may be able to reduce the occurrence of this behavior.
As far as I am aware of, this RC5 is the latest dev release.
 
With pre-release 5.03 it takes less then 50 hours before the SpinRite "Time Remaining" counter reaches 99999 hours and 59 minutes.