Noisy profile hard drive

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Thu Dec 30 13:40:44 2004

On Thu, 30 Dec 2004, Jules Richardson wrote:

> I've also got a Rodime drive (32MB I think) for a BBC micro that screams
> - only the scream comes and goes, plus changes in pitch. Sounds very
> like bare metal on metal contact, but the drive ran for long enough to
> copy data across to a replacement (and is still running, I just don't
> have any call to use it)

   This was precisely the symptoms and, if fading memory can reconstruct,
those were Rodimes as well, though I have heard of 'whistling filter'
syndrome on a couple of other occasions - mostly on full-height
multi-platter 5" drives.

And a hearty 'ditto!' on backing-up: ya never know....


Received on Thu Dec 30 2004 - 13:40:44 GMT

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