Oddball hard drive failure...
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Nov 9 04:10:54 CST 2007
Christian Corti wrote:
>> Anyone seen this particular mode of failure before? It's a new one on
> Oh yes... I have an HP 97536-60051 ESDI hard disk with the same
> symptoms. The magnets are painted black and this paint flaked off (into
> lots of tiny bits and also into dust). But the paint seems to be
> magnetic as the flakes and (most of) the dust stick on the magnets and
> are hard to remove (even with a brush and vacuum cleaner).
Exactly the same with my drive. Cleaning the top magnet wasn't so bad as I
could take it to the sink to do it and really work at it, but I couldn't do
much for the lower one - and obviously removing the whole head assembly is a
bad idea ;)
I don't think it's a failure mode I've ever seen mentioned on the list before.
I wonder it's it's one that's going to become more and more common as the
drives age, though? :-(
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