Rockbox mail archiveSubject: My fried harddisks
My fried harddisks
From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 11:17:47 +0100 (CET)
I've finally done some tests on my fried harddisks, with disheartening
None of the disks can be low level formatted. The LLF program reports:
Status register = 0x51 (ready, drive seek complete, error). Error register
= 0x04 (abort).
There is a Fujitsu disk diagnostics tool available on their web site, and
it too fails reading the disk. It reports error code A199M0.
I still have no idea how one manages to _destroy_ harddisks by simply
writing bad things to the ATA interface. But clearly it's possible. :-(
Any ideas are, of course, very welcome.
-- BjörnReceived on 2002-01-22