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Subject: RE: My fried harddisks
From: Nielsen Linus (ext) (
Date: 2002-01-22

> What might have happened is that you accidentally were driving some
> bi-directional IDE signals, e.g. the data bus, at the same
> time as the hard
> drive is doing that. Depending on the strength and design of
> the drivers on
> the hard drive, you could then potentially damage the buffers
> on the hard
> drive, the buffers (the '245's) in the jukebox, or both. IIRC the only
> bi-directional IDE signals are the data bus signals.

The thing is that the drive still responds to the ID command,
reporting the identity and size correctly. So the buffers can't be
that damaged...

And both the status and the error registers look sane.


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