[rescue] SCSI2SD formatting

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Feb 19 16:49:19 CST 2016

On 02/19/2016 05:47 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>>  I respectfully submit that you give real hard drives another look.  I
>> routinely put 15+ year old SCSI drives in machines and I cannot recall
>> the last time I had one fail.  This is not one or two...I'm running
>> about twenty now.  With the wear specs on the flash chips in SD cards,
>> the drives will likely last a whole lot longer in a workstation
>> configuration where the drives are getting hit hard. (as opposed to a
>> data logger in a Raspberry Pi or something like that)
> Must not be an RZ24 (or was it the 23...) those love to fail short. ;)

  BANG!  Yes, they do.  There's a tantalum capacitor near the power
connector on those.  That's the culprit.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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