ST-506 hard drive emulation
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Jul 29 18:58:17 CDT 2005
> Jules Richardson wrote:
> > Because they were never sold presumably, unlike gearbox bearings.
> > Presumably there are parts of a hard disk that never left the factory
> > except in a complete drive.
> Nah, all bearings are standard.
Yes, and the spindle motor bearings in an ST506 are probably standard too
(although with considerably less run-out than any car gearbox bearing
I've seen!). The problems are :
1) Fittlng new beraings to the spindle motor (which was assembled with a
press, and which wasn't designed to ever come apart
2) Bearing failure is not a common problem in these drives. Other parts
are a lot more speciallised.
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