[CentOS] OT hard disk geometry

Sat Feb 8 19:05:04 UTC 2014
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Miguel Medalha wrote:
> Also, the drive itself can be defective. I once received two new WD high
> end drives that couldn't be detected by any controller and I had to return
> them. The new ones worked fine.

Thanks for all your help, and to the others who advised me.

I found that the drive worked in the end -
I'm not sure what did the trick,
I sprayed the contacts with Contact Cleaner,
changed the drive to a different bay,
took the drive out of its tray and re-installed it using Torx screws
(though I'm sure the last made no difference).

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland