SpinRite


Also found in: Wikipedia.

SpinRite

A popular DOS-based hard disk analysis program for PCs from Gibson Research Corporation, Laguna Hills, CA (www.grc.com). It performs a series of tests to detect defects and causes the drive to move the data in failing sectors to its own hidden, spare sector pool. Supporting all types of drives including IDE, SCSI, Zip and Jaz, SpinRite has been widely used for years. It is written by Steve Gibson, noted throughout the world for his technical excellence.

As of SpinRite 6, the utility supports all file systems, including NTFS and Linux. SpinRite can also low-level format old MFM, RLL and IDE drives without erasing data. It rewrites only sector ID, which may have drifted over time.


SpinRite
Widely used for years, SpinRite provides a wealth of information about your hard disk. The 210MB disk example is used to keep the numbers more readable. (Image courtesy of Gibson Research Corporation, www.grc.com)
References in periodicals archive ?
Canadian private equity fund manager TorQuest Partners has acquired consumer craft yarn company Spinrite LP, the firm said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 13, 2015-TorQuest Acquires Consumer Craft Yarn Company Spinrite
In December 2011, the company sold certain assets of its Caron International craft division to Canada-based craft yam manufacturer and distributor Spinrite LP.
To build the lab we salvaged old server hardware and restored hard drives using SpinRite, a disk recovery tool.
With Sparrow Designs'[R] new Spinrite Arrow Crester[TM] ($179.
Prior to his call to Elmira, he served three years in personnel at Spinrite Yarns, Listowel.
There are currently 15 companies in the Claire Murray licensed family: The Flag Center for flags; Standard Terry Mills for kitchen textiles; Spinrite for yarn; Oriental Weavers for machine-made rugs; Bacova Guild for mats; Croscill Home Fashions for bed and bath lines; The Rug Barn for tapestry throws and pillows; Brewster Wallcovering for wall covering; Andrews McMeel Publishing for stationery items; Sakura for dinnerware; Britannica Home Fashions for quilts and decorative pillows; Contempo Colours for paper products; Ortiz Fashions Inc.
0's NDOS); setting up batch files; using utility programs (NORTON UTILITIES, NORTON COMMANDER, BROOKLYN BRIDGE, and PCTOOLS); recovery from disasters and how to avoid them; memory types, configurations, uses, and management (Quarterdeck's QEMM-386, QRAM, and MANIFEST); caching; hard disk set-up, maintenance, and management (including the use of SPINRITE II, and DISK TECHNICIAN GOLD); virus protection; multi-tasking, program switching and windowing (Quarterdeck's DESQview, Microsoft's WINDOWS version 3.
SpinRite II by Gibson Research, Laguna Hills, CA, goes a step farther.
SpinRite is able to determine such errors and will let the computer use those places and even, in some instances, repair a bad spot on a disk.
The trade magazines raved about it, Steve Gibson (of SpinRite fame) says it is the one absolutely indispensable program he possesses, and many end-users have bought and benefitted from it.