From: Jerry Walsh (jerry at domain aardvark.ie)
Date: Fri 11 May 2001 - 16:33:39 IST
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 domain bcs.ie>
>To: <ilug at domain 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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