CIV and Samsung/Hitachi


Senior Member
Nov 1, 2011
Trinidad, West Indies.
Hi, I was in a discussion about Sammy and CIV.

My question is does Samsung and Hitachi 32-59 perform CIV checks?

I know for sure they don't perform ap2.5 checks.

What exactly is the CIV check, by this I mean how is it performed, what are the mechanics behind it.

What I know so far is that the drive requests different points along the disc and expects certain answers.

But where are these answers stored? Is it in the topology section of the disc itself?