[clug] Drive failure
joel.plane at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 12:29:38 GMT 2005
Fujitsu hey? I've had several Fujitsu HDDs fail on me. Perhaps not a
> A friend has just had a five year old, 40Gb Fujitsu hard drive fail
> with no warning.
> 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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