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 Post subject: Help on Plist and RZTBL on Maxtor
PostPosted: July 10th, 2008, 9:47 
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Hi !

I have just a little question : anybody know how is the Plist is organized and coded in maxtor hard drive ?
I have seen in Pc3k when we would see the defect list (Plist) it read the RZTBL too and in hexa i see the address of LBA but it's "relative" to the zones of the RZTBL. And i don't understand the organization of the RZTBL.

If someone has already addressed the topic, please show me THE way please.

I try to program a little "something" for repair Maxtor hard drive alternatively to PC3k,Hrt,Salvation,Atola or else ...
Thanks !


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 Post subject: Re: Help on Plist and RZTBL on Maxtor
PostPosted: July 10th, 2008, 10:51 
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RZTBL it's a zone table, it also contains information about how many defects in P-List in each zone and it could contain track-defects. It's complicated thing. AT_PDL is also not easy to decrypt :)

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 Post subject: Re: Help on Plist and RZTBL on Maxtor
PostPosted: July 10th, 2008, 11:57 
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Hi Doomer !
Yes I know it's difficult ...
And it's the reason for I want some help...
But do you know how the Rztbl and the plist are structured or not ?

I have see (in log Pc3k) the first zone go lba 0 to lba xxx but i can't view (in the hex dump of rztbl) the same xxx ...
I know the command (maxtor véndor spécific) for write the plist or for add a sector to plist but not how to understand and recover the content of the plist...


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 Post subject: Re: Help on Plist and RZTBL on Maxtor
PostPosted: July 10th, 2008, 14:22 
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Yes, I know structures
No, I will not share

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 Post subject: Re: Help on Plist and RZTBL on Maxtor
PostPosted: July 30th, 2008, 7:03 
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RZTBL = RAM Zone Table

In reality the RAM Zone Table is the control lookup for the PDL (AKA Push Down List). The information inside this structure controls what
part of the PDL to use when building track maps or performing disk translations. There is a version of the table
recorded on the media and this is used to build the memory (or working) version of the table.


An example is the starting
position within the PDL for the defect list, for each DMZ (defect management Zone), and the size of the Push Down List for that zone.

Grown defects are also in the PDL :idea: as well as inside the POL ( Push Off List)

Other than that I know nothing :lol:

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