[SATLUG] bad hd?

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 11:40:33 CST 2007


Also, just to let you know, I have put these drives through hell for over a
year...still running strong...

Ernest

On Dec 26, 2007 9:35 AM, herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

> Alex Bartonek wrote:
> > I didnt think it was the click of death but it sure
> > did catch my attention.
> >
> >
> > --- Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> I have four of those, and they do click, but not
> >> like the 'click of death.'
> >> More like a subtle clicking when reading or writing.
> >>
> Alex I am sure you are hearing the Step motor as it activates and locks
> on the address track, the only other moving part is the disk and it is
> spinning so fast a click would be near impossible.
>
> Few years ago a friend worked in Compac's HD R&D lab and told me the
> biggest problem they had was noisy step motors. He said that it did not
> affect the performance but was an undesirable trait inherent in a
> mechanism that reverses and moves virtually instantly.
>
> Boggles the mind to think about a RW head being moved at the speed
> required and still maintain the tiny space required above the surface of
> a disk spinning so fast just the air currents involved must be an
> engineering nightmare.
>
> I know this does not help in your decision to return.
> Good luck
> herb
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