[Dirvish] Backup Drive Failure

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Nov 4 17:47:04 UTC 2010


On Thu, 4 Nov 2010, Dale Amon wrote:

> I've had USB connected drives appear to be failing but then work fine
> after powering down and reconnecting them.

Dale,

   I've tried this.

> I've also had a drive that did not have good enough air flow and appeared
> to have failed... but after I got another cooling fan in the enclosure it
> worked fine and the 'bad' sectors even went away.

   The stand holding the drive is about 5cm away from the case fan so it
benefits from a cool air flow on it.

   I don't think the drive is resting; it's deceased.

Rich


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