Interesting drive failure...

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Thu Apr 23 18:36:55 CDT 2015

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:05 AM, Fred Cisin <cisin at> wrote:

> at any rate.  I wonder, though, if perhaps running the drive in a
>> different orientation (it's currently on its side) might have an effect on
>> the wayward heads.  Probably not, but it's worth a shot.  I may try that
>> tomorrow...

> On many drives, orientation certainly can have an effect.  What
> orientation was it previously used in?

The drive has always been mounted on its side in the Ridge CPU chassis.  I
may try flipping it to the other side and see if it makes any kind of

> Also thermal - have you tried chilling and heating the drive?
I have not, I'd only consider that sort of thing as a last resort.  What
kind of temperatures would you recommend?


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