Maxtor full-height 5.25" drives of death

Al Kossow aek at
Thu Feb 8 18:35:18 CST 2018

On 2/8/18 4:03 PM, Ian via cctalk wrote:

> I don’t have a lot of background here- what goes wrong with them?

I have been told a common failure mode was for them to open. Maybe something
bad happens between the platter and head over time (metal-metal corrosion)?

And who knows what sort of nastyness happens if the two are in contact for
extended periods of time in the presence of humidity.

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