Subject: Re: How to fix a hard drive error
To: None <>
From: Ross Patterson <Ross.Patterson@CatchFS.Com>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/31/2003 10:40:46
On Friday 31 January 2003 01:18 am, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> You can cause a mistrack by taking a (fully backed
> up!) running system and gently turning the tower case on its side
> while doing a build (or anything else that writes to the disk.)

This was certainly true 10-15 years ago, when the accepted wisdom was that 
external hard drives should either be positioned horizontally or vertically 
and that changing their positioning was fatal.  But drive technology has 
improved a lot since those Sun 2s and IBM PC-ATs - is this still an issue?
Ross A. Patterson
Chief Technology Officer
CatchFIRE Systems, Inc.
5885 Trinity Parkway, Suite 220
Centreville, VA  20120
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