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[ale] [OT] my hard drive raid array is making funny noises....



ah! I don't think I've ever taken apart a floppy drive.


On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 2:26 PM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:

> Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> writes:
>
> > OK. I get the lead drive (top center facing the camera) sound is made by
> > driving the head to seek to make tones. The other drives are a zillion
> years
> > old and aren't moving fast enough (to my eye) to make the low tones I'm
> > hearing. Start up noises, maybe?
> >
> > heh, heh. talk about "techno" tunes :-)
>
> They are floppy drives, so they are spinning slower than an HDD.  It's
> probably a combination of specific sector reads to get the heads to move
> appropriately for the various frequencies.
>
> Man this is a cool hack!
>
> -derek
>
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