[sf-lug] ddrescue on a scsi drive

Joe Baker joebaker at dcresearch.com
Fri Aug 17 16:24:21 PDT 2012

Putting the drive in a deep freezer sometimes will help a drive to be 
able to spin up.

I'm curious... are you able to hear if the drive spins up at all?

It's nice to hear about dd_rescue.  I used to use it for such tasks with 
great success.

Another thought is to spin the drive at great speeds along the axis of 
the spindle and then apply an instant braking system and hope that the 
spindle breaks free  an original idea here on the SF-LUG mailing list.


On 08/17/2012 09:47 AM, Ken Shaffer wrote:
> Sameer,
> Might be a hardware problem, see link for checking those sorts of 
> items and fix/repair suggestions.
> A sharp rap with the eraser end of a pencil was enough to get a frozen 
> disk of mine spinning again --
> to recover things before sending in on warranty.
> http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-a-Dead-Hard-Disk
> Ken
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