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Month: February 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Failed hard disk problem

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:17:07 -0500
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty@...> wrote:
> Good luck Kristopher.
>  With 2.5 & 3.5 inch drives so cheap these days, It always pays to have a
> backup sitting in your desk drawer. Hope you get it going soon. One word of
> caution -- If you think it is a drive issue, then don't run that drive any more
> than possible.

Doesn't seem like it will run at all. Sounds like the head may be
bouncing off the platters or something.

How cheap can they be? I'm using a SATA laptop drive, don't have it
with me to check the dimensions, but I'm hoping to get a large one --
I plan to have two distributions installed, one for development stuff
(which will be the larger partition), and one for just normal use
whenever I don't have time for fixing stuff.

>  I have had most success in this area by just removing the drive when I get the
> first indication of failure. I install a new drive, then I use a USB -> IDE/SATA
> adapter to start the old drive and copy the data to the new box.
>  The USB adapter runs ~ $14, provides its own power supply and has 2.5 and 3.5
> inch IDE data connectors as well as SATA. The adapter provides ~ 33 MB/s
> (2G/min) 'actual' throughput and can be real a life saver. Not to mention, it
> allow you to use any old hard drive as a 'zip drive'

I've got my important stuff on DVD already. The more time-consuming
part will be grabbing TDE svn again, that is the one part I didn't put
on backup because it will be changing a lot for awhile.

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