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Month: September 2020

[trinity-users] Re: data recovery - recommendations & strategies

From: William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:28:48 -0700

On Thursday 10 September 2020 11:36:17 deloptes via tde-users wrote:
> William Morder via tde-users wrote:
> >> You can't mix boards. They must be the same make and model.
> >> Perhaps you can buy just the board? Or a used working one?
> >>
> >> I've used both SG and WD and have had far more failures with WD.
> >> I guess it depends on the models and how they are used?
> >> I currently have nearly all SG drives in the "big machine" the server.
> >> 12 drives in total with no failures over the last 10 years.
> >>
> >> Kate
> >
> > I always knew that, if Seagate somehow stays in business, then they must
> > have some customers somewhere. You must be the one.
> Here it was 50:50 failure on the Seagate disks - some older disks/models
> failed after 5-6y some kept running for 10+ andwere decommissioned. I did
> some research may be 7y ago and started buying 2TB WD RED for NAS - was
> recommended for RAID. They seem to be good.
> I think Kate means to move the magnetic disks from the failed driver to the
> one that you know is working. Clearly you can not use different make/model.
> But it is risky task.
> Did you try badblocks?

I intend to try all other avenues for data recovery, before I try performing 
surgery on the hard disk itself. That is a last option, I think. 

Once Kate explained it, I knew what she meant, and I don't imagine it's so 
hard in itself, just delicate and precise. But I imagine there are how-to 
pages and wikis out there for just this kind of thing, and I have a hardware 

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