[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)
kevin at mpcf.com
Fri Apr 25 06:42:23 CDT 2003
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We used to call that "sticktion". Supposedly came from over
oiling the spindle. Always sounded like BS too me but i have
known of several drives with that problem, although the cause
was not verified.
On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 16:15:03 -0500 (CDT)
Steven Hill <sjh at waroffice.net> wrote:
> > Sounds like the Quantum 105s from the early pizzabox
> > Sun3/80 and SPARCstations. Donno about the turning of the
> > motor, but those had stuff that sounds like the same
> > issue.
> Yeah they would run for ages, until you switched them off,
> the grease would set, and a rubber mallet, or a well placed
> thump would unstick it when power was re-applied.
> Steven Hill
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