|Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 11:05 am: |
Both HDD's are dead (control cards); maxtor 20gb. maxtor says I cannot buy replacement cards, although they allow as how there are "universal" cards out there. Obviously I want the data, the 2nd HDD was backup. so much for backing up on the same machine.
Power supply blew on startup, smoked my P-III motherboard, 866 intel cpu, 2 HDD's, NIC, CD-rom, Zip, and the keyboard(!!). only left me the 512 ram, mouse, and the case. upgraded to P-IV/1.6, but sure would like to get at all my backup data on HDD #2.
|Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 11:15 am: |
Check around used computer parts stores for a used 3 or 8 gig Maxtor usually pick em up for 5 to 10 bucks the controllers are usually the same just make sure the configs are matchable IE: ribbon cable, plugs, and what not. I've used the method in the past on both Maxtor and Quantum.
|Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 11:31 am: |
thanx ES, been planning to do that, despite maxtor's claim each card is tailored to each individual hdd. I just laid each hdd on the xerox and now got a copy of each card to look for a match. too bad the xerox can't make a functioning copy. ;-)
|Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 11:36 am: |
|Bob Howe (Bobh)
|Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 - 7:02 pm: |
Hey, I checked my spare hdd's box (mostly 1-10 gig drives long ago retired) and found a twin for one of the cooked cards. swapped and tadah, access to all the data, as you predicted and I had hoped. flush with sucess, I've now located a twin of the other drive, and though the twin is in use, I should be able to extract everything from the other cooked drive by borrowing the card. I've a new posting for a different (MBR) problem. Thanks!