Seagate ST39173N 9.1GB Narrow SCSI Drive failure
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Wed Oct 13 03:00:50 CDT 2010
> Mark Wickens wrote:
>> My (limited) diagnostic skills would point towards a drive motor
>> controller failure, or less likely sticking heads. Given that the
>> drive has been powered down and up on a number of occasions without
>> issue I'm thinking it is probably a controller failure rather than a
>> head problem, but I'm open to alternative opinions.
> I've gotten my data off of more than one SCSI drive by freezing it and
> whacking it. Let it stabilize in the freezer for a few hours, drop it
> flat from a foot or so, and plug it in *quickly* to a system that can
> take a backup.
> It's a one-shot deal - that's invariably been the last time the drive
> spun up.
Useful, I agree, and often successful, though one should remember to
check that the electronics aren't covered in condensation when you power
it up :-)
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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