Of course, if you're not upto paying big bucks for by the megabyte data
recovery you could always try the good old methods of belting the drive
with something like the back of a screw driver, putting it in the freezer
for awhile etc. I'd only do it as a last resort thou..
Reminds me of the time my old 2Gb quantum's heads went bananas, i did the
old belt the drive to revive it for a few hours trick but it went horribly
wrong and i ended up smashing the drive to bits with a hammer... Those were
the good old days (despite the fact i lost 3 years worth of coding work).
At 16:30 11/05/01 +0100, you wrote:
>There is a company in Dublin that can recover the data for you, though I
>can't remember their name (If it comes to me, I'll mail you back). However
>you might not care enough for your MP3 collection to pay by the Megabyte for
>>As regards repairing the disk, no doubt there are people who have the
>facility to repair it, but it will be cheaper to buy a new one, I'd (almost)
>>>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Damian O' Sullivan" <Damian.OSullivan at bcs.ie>
>To: <ilug at linux.ie>
>Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 4:05 PM
>Subject: [ILUG] SCSI Disk Failure
>>> > Sorry if this is posted twice - Posted it hours ago and it never made the
> > list
> > Ok excuse any silly questions - my head is not working due to large
> > quantities of beer consumed.
> > I have a 50gig SCSI disk (seagate barricuda) that I think may have given
> > the ghost.
> > I had it mounted read only for about a year and then over the last week it
> > stopped working. I rebooted the machine and the SCSI bios can see the name
> > of the drive but cannot do anything else with it. It claims the disk is
> > ready. My question (I think) is - Has this happened to anyone else before?
> > have tried another SCSI disk on the cable and it is fine. Is there any
> > company that can fix these for a reasonable price or is the disk gone? I
> > have about 30gig music files on it so I really don't want to lose it.
> > depressing and of course no back up.
> > Damian O'Sullivan Open Systems Engineer
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