SpinRite II

SpinRite, by Gibson Research, is a tool that can diagnose, repair, and rejuvenate the low-level formatting and optimize the interleave of MFM and RLL (ST412/506 interface) hard disk drives. Its pattern testing ability is also useful for verifying the operation of SCSI and IDE hard drives.

For a much more detailed explanation of what SpinRite does and does not do, see: Software spotlight: SpinRite


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Release notes

Spinrite II was the most popular version, primarily used for MFM/RLL hard drives.

Installation instructions

Write the disk image to a 360k floppy disk, or use WinImage to extract.

Product type
Application Utility
Vendor
Gibson Research
Release date
1989
Minimum CPU
8088
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS
Download count
5 (2 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
SpinRite II Manuals II English 29.63MB 0
SpinRite II v1.0 (1989) (5.25-360k) II v1.0 English 163.79KB 1
SpinRite II v1.1 (1990) (5.25-360k) (3.5-720k) II v1.1 English 856.39KB 0
SpinRite II v2.0 (1991) (5.25-360k) II v2.0 English 95.77KB 1

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