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Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 16:27:21 +0100
From: Rene Tschaggelar
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Subject: Re: Hard drive spins with variable speed ... phase damage????
An interesting question.
Could you keep us updated on the progress ?
> I need to rescue the data of a SCSI drive (Quantum Viking II 9.1GB
> 7200 rpm). It seems the disk has a problem with the motor because I
> can hear it spinning at one speed and then it slows down to another
> speed, and then again it goes up, and then down again. From what I
> have read it could be that one of the motor phases have damage, and
> thats why the motor canīt reach itīs 7200 rpm.
> To open the drive I can use a laminar clean bench at my university. My
> doubt is the following: Can I speed the motor myself with another tool
> and make the disk reach the 7200 rpm and then make an image of the
> drive to another disk? Is that possible? Should the disk spin at 7200
> rpm exactly ?? or will it work at 7000rpm or 7500rpm for example??
> Thanks for your time, I appreciate any help.
> Sorry for my english but it is not my native language. (I am from
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