[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Fri Apr 25 15:22:31 CDT 2003
On Fri, 25 Apr 2003, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
> I'm trying to remember if Micropolis was the brand I had with the heads
> that would stick... or maybe that was Mitsubishi.
That'd be a Micrapolis and certain older Seagates.
> They'd stick to the platter. When you powered them up, you either had to
> shock the drive enough to unstick the heads, or manually turn the stepper
> motor. Both of those being wonderful things to do to a hard drive.
SGI field service had a policy of taking the drive out and slamming it
sideways on a desk. Later, they moved to a small rubber mallet,
probably because of the customer reaction to slamming a drive on a desk.
Jonathan Patschke *) "who has been feeding my cats crack again?? they
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