Glenn Kelley on 24 Feb 2009 23:12:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] errant drive and Spinrite

or you could take your machine outside ... and run it there
(might want to stick your self in that anti-static bag however for  

ha ha

realistically however - I have done this and yes ... it works
last ditch effort ...

I recently read about a ton of Seagate failures - ends up the firmware  
on the drive needs to be updated...
go figure one more thing for us all to have to track

On Feb 25, 2009, at 1:56 AM, sean finney wrote:

> hi jeff,
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 04:04:12PM -0500, jeff wrote:
>> I'm here to tell you how right you were.  It actually failed during  
>> the
>> backup.  Partitions still register but I can't mount them, where I  
>> used
>> to be able to mount /HOME.  I hope I got most of it.
> just an anecdotal piece of info, don't know if it'll be helpful:  if  
> your
> hard drive is on its last legs and you're trying to get those last few
> bits off of it, you can try the following:
> - if drive has been in active use, allow to cool to room temperature
> - place drive in anti-static bag
> - seal bag to be airtight or place in second, ziplock bag
> - leave drive in freezer for ~24 hours
> - remove drive from freezer/bags and try again
> it sounds crazy, but i've done it myself and teh internets generally
> agree (though the long-term affects on drive lifespan are probably  
> not very
> good, this is definitely a last-ditch thing).
> 	sean
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