Subject: Re: Hardware trouble question...
To: Greywolf <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/08/1999 11:10:50
According to Greywolf:
>I have a 4G SCSI drive whose problem is that it won't spin up all the
>way; i.e. the starter motor keeps kicking in, giving up after the 10th
>attempt to get to speed.

It doesn't look like anyone has suggested this one:  warm the drive
up.  I had a drive that would refuse to start if the room temperature
was below ~25 degC, it would do just as you described - try to spin up
and then give up.  When the drive was warm it would spin up without a

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia