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RE: [vox-tech] HD xfer
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RE: [vox-tech] HD xfer

(replied to vox-tech)

I called WD tech support today, and the person mentioned that perhaps my
drive cable was bad.  He also mentioned that my controller may be bad
also, but that's unlikely, since I have a Maxtor hooked up as slave
without any problems.

He suggested I turn on my system without cables and see if it still
clicks.  If it doesn't, then I should get a new cable, which I will have
handy.  If it does, he seemed willing to give me a RMA, since it's still
under warranty.

Let's hope for the best when I try this on Monday.


On Sat, 11 Aug 2001 pblickiss@ucdavis.edu wrote:

> First of all, I apologize if anyone has alreay addressed this...I've been
> out all day.  I've lost 4 Western Digital drives to the same problem.
> Anyone out there thinking of getting a new drive, don't get WD.  Plus
> their tech support is incredibly lame about getting RTA numbers to you.
> Save yourself the trouble and spring for IBM drives :)
> Patrick
> > Hi all,
> >
> > My HD is on the fritz.  It's clicking quite loudly, and even though the
> > Western Digital diagnostics program says there's nothing wrong, I am
> going
> > to transfer everything over to another drive.  I'll be following the
> > guide mini-HOWTO for hard drive upgrading:
> > http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/Hard-Disk-Upgrade/index.html
> >
> > But I have a few questions, specifically in regards to the contents in
> the
> > actual copying part:
> > http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/Hard-Disk-Upgrade/copy.html
> >
> > 1. I'll probably be booting from a Redhat 6.2 CD and copying one
> partition
> > at a time, so I guess I can use the first option?
> > # [cdrom's root] cp -ax /mnt/old-disk-part1 /mnt/new-disk-part1
> >
> > 2. Would the -x option also copy the stuff in /proc?
> >
> > 3. What was the bug in the tar method?  Also, what was the tar method?
> >
> > 4. Any other caveats I should know about before I begin?
> >
> > Thanks!!!!
> > Foo
> >

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