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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 25 20:42:41 CDT 2003

On Friday, April 25, 2003, at 09:37 PM, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
>>    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.

   Yeah, that rings true with my fading memory.


Dave McGuire
St. Petersburg, FL

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