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Re: Failing hard drive?



On Sun, 3 Oct 2004 01:41:33 +0300, Markku Kolkka <markkukolkka kolumbus fi>
wrote:

>Rasmus Back kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika lauantai, 2. 
>lokakuuta 2004 17:04):
>> The drive is unable to complete any selftests, smartctl -c
>> says that the drive supports both short and extended selftests
>> (but not conveyance so that error is ok). The drive in
>> question is a Seagate Barracuda ATA IV (ST340016A), and has
>> been in use for 5311 hours according to smartctl.
>
>Get the SeaTools diagnostic disc from Seagate: 
>http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/seatoold_reg.html
>You need the ISO image, the floppy version needs Windows.
>Boot with the CD and run the diagnostics.


FWIW, it's worth buying a copy of Gibson's new version of Spinrite. I was able
to completely recover an apparently dead Maxtor drive and use Ghost to
transfer the image to a new drive.  http://grc.com.
-- 
  Steve 
   


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