Memorex 102 20MB Hard disk - Found It!
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Apr 24 13:28:13 CDT 2010
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2010, Tony Duell wrote:
> >> A quick update: The drive spins up, comes ready and is passing the seek
> >> test in Morrow's FORMATHD.COM utility. The header read fails on all
> > Sinc this drive has a transparent cover, I assume you can see the heads
> > moving during the seek trst.
> Yes, and it tries to walk off the table :-). Serious amount of moving
Right This reminds me of the time a friend got an old (even then)
high-speed idot matrix impact printer/ After every carrige return it
moved a little way across his workbench. And thus halfway through
printing a large file if fell off the bench (and carried on printing.).
Anyway, I think we can assume for the mom,ent that the head possitioner
in ytour drive is working peoperly.
> mass involved!
> > What error do you get if you try to read them? Does it manage to find
> > anything?
> No, it fails 64 times to read every sector on every track.
YEs, but what is it failing to do? Can it find the sctory (== read the
Is this a hard sectored dirve? In any case does the cotnroller use the
index pulse fro anyhting? Is that presnet and correct?
> Yes, I'm planning to poke through it with a scope tomorrow.
Let us know how you get on :-)
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