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Date: Fri Jan 30 10:18:26 1998

> On Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:59:47 +0300, you said:
> >>(Does anyone else think that the sounds made by old MFM drives is really
> >>cool??)
> >Yep. I think that some sound like "lasers" or optical devices of some sort.
> >Still make me feel like I'm living in the future.
> I sold a drive (IIRC, a micropolis 85MB) that would spool up and then
> do a couple of "ching-chings" and worked fine. I tested the livin'
> daylights out of it; no problems, but many folks told me and the
> fellow I sold it to that it would die immediately.

What about couple of hdd's that I have that made 'strange' noises?
Priam 65mb makes pinging noise of a ping-pong dropping right after
main motor finishes winding up to rpm. And onther one, miniscribe
3180E that screams that terrible loud whine if heads commanded to
move from track to track rapidly. There another not so good
noises of some hard drives that did warbled series of bird-like
squeals then fades out as platters is spun up or down have too shiney
platter landing/take off area. That is real killer sign of a
failing hd.

Oh, I had one die literally SCREAMING LOUD that could be
heard next room over which I happen to be in while talking to boss!
Hard to believe how much noise possible from little ST3144A hd.

Jaosn D.
Pero, Jason D.
Received on Fri Jan 30 1998 - 10:18:26 GMT

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