SpinRite v7 could have extra utility...

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SpinRite v7 could have extra utility...

Include VSC's to show what sectors are on the G-List, and to clear the G-List.
Just wanted to put this idea out there.

Reason(s): Testing SpinRite and being able to re-test bad blocks on the same drive again and again.
 
Yes! It's DEFINITELY my plan for SpinRite v7 to obtain and report and manipulate ALL of the logging and other data that newer drives offer.

One of the harder things for me to manage has been where SpinRite 6 ends and SpinRite 7 begins. I've had to remind myself that v6.1 was only ever intended to be a "catch up" release. And a big issue was SpinRite's existing 80x25 textual UI. We'll be able to do so much more with a contemporary graphical UI. So at some point it just made much more sense to get v6.1 finished and on to v7 sooner.
 
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