Microscience HH612 hard drive = value?
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Mon Jul 20 17:20:42 CDT 2009
On 20 Jul 2009 at 6:59, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Yes, and I've often found that ST506/412 drives seem to suffer
> age-related faults - i.e. they can go bad just from sitting there,
> rather than being actively used. Personally I wouldn't risk it unless
> it had been tested...
I wonder if being occasionally used extends their lifetime? I've got
a Quantum 540 that's been in more or less consistent use (powered up
every couple of months) and it's given no hint of problems. Maybe I
should hook up the nearly-new ST506 that's been sitting in my parts
cabinet for over 20 years to see if it even spins up.
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