HDD died in a spectacular way

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sun May 3 19:06:05 1998

On May 3, 23:38, Tony Duell wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > Same goes for the RL01/RL02 (which will spin about 3000 RPM instead
> > of nominal if you convince them to spin up without a pack).
> Yes, but with no pack there's no platter to break up :-)
> I'm not going to try it, but what does an RL0x do if you get it to
> overspeed with a pack in place, I wonder? Probably not a lot.

Not much, it just goes rather faster than normal. I've seen it happen when
a servo circuit failed (actually, a field servoid had removed a vital
component from a drive that he thought wouldn't be used again).

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Sun May 03 1998 - 19:06:05 BST

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