[Ma-linux] Need: FUJITSU MPA3043AT 4.37GB 3.5 LP IDE Drive
jhart at kevla.org
Sun Mar 4 11:46:54 EST 2007
> Have you tried putting the drive in an external enclosure and plugging it in after the computer
> has booted?
What good would adding a "second" interface do if I can't boot up using just the drive?
But, the answer to your question is, yes I tried this, as the drive was originally in an external
USB enclosure. I removed the drive from the enclosure to see if the enclosure was the problem.
No enclosure -> same problem -> drive bad.
> There are a bunch of these drives on eBay.
There is currently one drive up on eBay, I've emailed the seller verifying that I would be buying
the exact model listed.
> Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote: Hi,
> One of my neighbors has the above drive, and I believe the controller is bad. He has some data he
> would like to remove from the drive.
> I have not been able to get a PC (any PC) to boot with this drive plugged into the IDE bus. What
> does "have not been able to get a PC to boot" mean?
> It means that the PC will not complete POST and BIOS loading, so therefore can't get to any type
> of command line app or util to run a diag test on the drive.
> My plan is to replace the controller with an exact model controller to see if this will allow me
> to boot a PC and then copy the data off.
> So, does anyone have one of these exact model drives that I could purchase from you?
> A picture of the controller would be most appreciated.
> MPD3043AT drives will not work for this scenario.
> Jay Hart
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