[Coco] Burke & Burke controller problems
badfrog at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 22:23:16 EDT 2008
Nope, I definitely parked the heads. Just the issues of moving
antique hard drives I guess.
On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 8:27 PM, Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Oct 2008, Sean wrote:
>> Is this the drive I sent with the controller, or a different drive?
> Unfortunately the drive you shipped was toast. I could read the directory,
> but that's about it. I'm thinking maybe it wasn't parked before shipment?
> Not a big deal either way - I have plenty of old drives around.
> The ones I'm having problems with are an ST225 and ST251 out of my junk bin.
> Both of them hang at the same point during verify, but seem to be working
> fine if I simply format without verification.
> Not really sure what the heck is going on.
>> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm pulling what little hair I have left out of my head... I'm trying to
>>> setup a Seagate ST225 hard drive for use with this controller (the exact
>>> disk model it's intended to be used with).
>>> Everything goes well until physical verify. It counts up to 0EF and just
>>> stops. The drive access light goes out and the computer is not
>>> 100% repeatable.
>>> Thinking the drive might be bad, I tried an ST251. Same exact thing! It
>>> counts to 0EF and stops.
>>> Does anyone have an idea about this? Why on earth does it simply stop?
>>> could see getting hung on a bad sector, but if that was happening the
>>> light would stay on.
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