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SubjectRe: Seagate disk freeze for 30 seconds then comes back (RecovComm 10B8B)
On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, Lennart Sorensen wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 07:07:48PM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> Would you expect that firmware would be shared between old tech laptop
>> drives and desktop/server drives? Particularly since the laptop drive was
>> built before any of the 7200.11 drives?
>>
>> I think this is a very unlikely part of the problem. Certainly the drive
>> might be dying or other hardware issue.
>
> It does seem unlikely, although if it is a common design flaw in their
> firmware, it could have been carried over from older drives and just not
> be as noticeable on the older drives with smaller caches and less drive
> space.
>
> Now if the drive is really old, then year it might simply be failing.

No, the driver is pretty new (less than 1 year old) and the use is very
light.

> --
> Len Sorensen
>

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