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Apr. 5th, 2007

11:42 pm - Hard drive recovery explanations

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Date:April 12th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
Well done! (I came across this via baxil).

I've yet to pull off a successful drive recovery that let me get as far as you did; the last time, the customer had a head crash at the innermost track of the drive platters. I practiced the black art of the platter transfer, carefully transferring the platters from the dead drive (damaged head) to a matching donor drive, but it turns out that some drives (most? all?) won't even attempt to access their data unless they can read whatever's in that innermost track. IIRC, the innermost track in this case contained the drive geometry info.

So, it's good to hear a successful drive rescue story!
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Date:April 12th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
... Platter transfer... >O.o< Okay, you win hands down. :)
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