[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)

Jeffrey Nonken jeff_work at nonken.net
Fri Apr 25 20:37:44 CDT 2003

On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 18:56:27 -0400, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>

>    A poorly-chosen lubricant was applied to the spindle bearings.  In
> operation, it spun out onto the platters and gummed up.  When the heads
> land, they stick to it.

Land and cool, I think... it was OK when they first landed, AFAIK, but then
the drive cooled and the oil became move viscous, if not actually gummy.

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