From: Vincent Poy (vince_at_pele.WURLDLINK.NET)
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 17:23:10 EDT
On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, peter machule TRIUMF TISOL GROUP wrote:
> Yeah, they do want the whole thing.
> In my case , they know me ;-}
Heh, just as I suspected. ;-)
> And I had a drive from a similar machine that did not have the problem.
> So it was not a big deal to send me an Advanced Replacement Drive .
Ah, okay. I'm just wondering why it is so difficult to get a
Advanced Replacement since it seems easy on the DeskStar drives. I would
rather lose a week of time than lose all the data.
> Entering parameters only works up to 8GB as you found .
> Beyond that, it's INT13 time which seems to only work with the newer
> ~2years )
> Bios and only when they are in Auto mode .
Really? It seems like with other drives, in the BIOS, you can
enter the parameters and then put it in either CHS mode or LBA Mode and it
would show the total capacity. I'm still wondering if the converter is
the problem since atleast on the ThinkPad, the Advanced Diagnostics just
can't get past the controller when testing HDD-1.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vincent Poy" <vince_at_pele.WURLDLINK.NET>
> To: "peter machule TRIUMF TISOL GROUP" <machule_at_triumf.ca>
> Cc: <thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 12:53 PM
> Subject: Re: ThinkPad Hard Drive Crash - Recovery Options?
> > On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, peter machule TRIUMF TISOL GROUP wrote:
> > > Yes they have done so for me .
> > > I did take a second phone call but we had it in a ~day .
> > I asked and they kept telling me to take the entire machine to a
> > servicer or EZ-Serve since it can be something else that failed and not
> > the HD.
> > > >I wonder is there anyway to get a advance replacement of the
> > > >TP Drive though.
> > >
> > > Have you tested this adapter with a 1GB plus HD?
> > > We had some adapters that were fine with 170Mb ,340MB etc. but when we
> > > stuck a
> > > bigger HD on them, they would not work.
> > Nope, since the only 2.5" HDD I have is the 14 gig travelstar that
> > comes with my 770Z. And I'm not sure if the Award BIOS is supposed to
> > autodetect this drive or not but autodetect shows none while I tried using
> > the 16383cyl/15 hds/63 sec in user define which translates to 8 gigs and
> > the primary drive still fails. I wonder what the correct settings for LBA
> > is supposed to be.
> > > >>So I took the HDD and connected it to a 2.5"
> > > > > desktop adapter and it says Primary HDD failure.
> > Cheers,
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