Re: Maxtor D740X-6L 20 Gb HD Responds Intermittently

Re: Maxtor D740X-6L 20 Gb HD Responds Intermittently

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Posted by colin on March 12, 2002 at 16:48:58:

In Reply to: Re: Maxtor D740X-6L 20 Gb HD Responds Intermittently posted by Henry on March 11, 2002 at 20:13:43:

I had a similar eperience with an IBM 30700 drive a few months back, intermittent primary disk failure, take the drive out of the bay, works fine. Screw it back in, failures, so I tried it 'dangling' to see if it was maybe a sticking actuator arm, which can be helped by gravity. To cut a long story short I ended up with it upside down at an angle of about 45 degrees in the drive bay, screwed to one side and have been using as a second HDD in this PC for about 9 weeks without any problem.
It was given to me as U/s by the way so I didn't want to send it back as it cost nowt.
I dont have any tangible explanantion other than gravity seems to help.

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