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

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 27 07:53:14 CDT 2003

--- Steve Sandau <ssandau at bath.tmac.com> wrote:
> When I first started my current job, we had a 3/80 that showed that 
> problem with the 105Mb root drive. I think I even recall a bulletin
> from Sun or Quantum about it. The official instructions were three
> steps I believe: first, tap the drive, second unmount it and tap it,
> third, remount it and drop the whole case about an inch onto the
> table. I may misremember, but I think that was the solution.

When I was in college, we had DEC Pro-350's,a nd if the machien
wouldn't boot, that was the suggested fix - prop up the front edge of
the machine and drop it about 1" to the table top (not the whole
machine, just the front edge).

It worked well.


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