Making a bootable USB stick from a CD (not a Linux distro)

Liam Proven lproven at
Fri Feb 10 16:59:58 UTC 2017

On 10 February 2017 at 13:16, Adam Funk <a24061 at> wrote:
> I have a bootable CD of the Spinrite software, & I'm trying to make a
> bootable USB stick from it.  I tried the following:

I was a big fan of Steve Gibson & his work in the late 20th century,
but a LOT of it has been obsoleted by modern intelligent disk drives,
which do their own sector-remapping etc.

Although Spinrite 6 supports SATA, it's well over a decade old now.
Spinrite 6.1 has been in development for 11+ years. Its functions in
drive remapping, re-interleaving etc. are pretty much all obsolete now
and Gibson himself says it's pointless on SSDs.


So, honestly, if I were you, I wouldn't bother.

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