SCSI Shock Advice !

Mark Ovens marko at
Thu Sep 23 10:45:34 PDT 2004

Graham Bentley wrote:
> Hi All,
> When I was about to install the new drive which was sitting on top of
> the system box I tilted the box to move the disc access LED lead onto
> the SCSI card. My nice new SCSI disc slid off and hit the MDF worktop
> - Agh !
> I reckon the drop height was about 14" ~ do you think this would have
>  exceed the G Force limit and invalidated my warranty / casued any
> damage ?
> The reason for asking is that I never really got up close and
> personal with a SCSI disc before and it does make some odd noises?
> Currently there is a frequent one every so often - its two
> freequencies that last about a second or two each.

What model is it? A 36LZX or 73LZX? If so they do make an awful 
screeching noise. When I got mine (off eBay) I thought the bearings were 
on their way out, but searching Hitachi's website (Hitachi now own IBM's 
HD division) threw up this

Mine makes this noise a lot more frequently than once per minute that 
they state and it's extremely annoying. My Seagate OTOH is almost silent 
except when it's doing some serious thrashing.



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