[clug] Drive failure
eckles3 at bigpond.com
Fri Apr 29 11:03:39 GMT 2005
A friend has just had a five year old, 40Gb Fujitsu hard drive fail with
All attempts to rescue the data on the drive were fruitless, as it would
not even spin up.
Google found some Australian sites offering professional data recovery
<approx.$800> and the information that the main chip on the drive
controller was known to fail on a range of Fujitsu drives. To make matters
worse, you cannot just swap the board for a known good one, and when the
chip fails, it writes gibberish to the drive.
So the moral of the story is; always do your back-ups, and think about
replacing that old drive.
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