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    IBM hard drive ?? what is it doing?

    Not long ago i ordered a IBM 60gb Deskstar. It arrived i connected it to my duron setup and immidietly had problems. When trying to transfer files in WIndows explorer it would lock up. Now fast forward a little and i hooked it up to my WinXP running p3 600. it worked fine on this for a week or more. Then it began to mess up. It would crap out while watching movies. So i restarted, and during the bios section when it starts up and does whatever hard drives do, It just begins making a sort of reading sound then a screetch. and this repeats for sometime... I've tried it in my duron and it yields the same results. I'm going to probaly call up IBM tomorrow but i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what i should do. I purchased the drive online from AxionTech.com on Dec. 12 or something i believe. Thanks in advance.

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    Download the IBM Drive Fitness Utility and test the drive for any errors that might have developed in the hard disk. If there are errors, then RMA the drive.

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    Originally posted by basikbro:
    ...IBM 60gb Deskstar...immidietly had problems...

    IBM Drive Fitness Test, LINK.


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    I try'd that but, the drive isnt reconized... i tried 2 different IDE cables, cause i noticed one was missing a single contact(one of the lines had a like 1mm cut just out of 1 wire some how.) So any other ideas? I'm coming to the conclusion that its defective... but i have mp3's, movies and such on there i really want to try and save.

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    Duron 800@900
    Abit KT7raid
    Corsair pc133 128mb
    Micron pc133 512mb\
    60gb IBM Deskstar
    20gb Maxtor
    Geforce2mx dual-display
    Studio DC10plus
    ATi DV Wonder
    Duron 800@900
    Abit KT7raid
    Corsair pc133 128mb
    Micron pc133 512mb
    60gb IBM Deskstar
    20gb Maxtor
    Geforce2mx dual-display
    Studio DC10plus
    ATi DV Wonder

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    the 1mm cut out is perfectly normal if the cable is an 80pin ide cable [ata66/100]. if the drive cannot be read at all then contact ibm and request an rma number. you may not be able to get the mp3s etc off the drive, unless it perks up for a while and allows you to see it [boot to another drive and copy from it]

    sorry to give bad news but the drive sounds like it has met with an early death

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    yeah, i'll get the RMA number and send it out friday. Oh well, i only had like 500 or so and a few movies

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    Duron 800@900
    Abit KT7raid
    Corsair pc133 128mb
    Micron pc133 512mb\
    60gb IBM Deskstar
    20gb Maxtor
    Geforce2mx dual-display
    Studio DC10plus
    ATi DV Wonder
    Duron 800@900
    Abit KT7raid
    Corsair pc133 128mb
    Micron pc133 512mb
    60gb IBM Deskstar
    20gb Maxtor
    Geforce2mx dual-display
    Studio DC10plus
    ATi DV Wonder

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