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Zip Disk Clicking

Postby sniperstorm » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:34 am

Anyone have any idea on this? I have a scsi zip 100 meg drive on my st, and one on my pc. I insert a disk, and the drive makes 2 clicks, and does not respond, and I cannot access the zip disk. So I insert the disk in my pc zip drive, same thing happens. WTF so I get a new drive for my st today and install it. works fine, then I insert a disk I need to format, 2 clicks again. Drive does not work now. Any ideas?
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Postby sniperstorm » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:52 am

Well it looks like its called the "click of death" the drive is no longer usaable. Well after 3 drives dying, anyone have a better solution for moving large. 2 gigs of data to the st and pc?
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Postby christos » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:27 am

Well if you have a scsi hard drive (I assume you do since you want to transfer a lot of data) you can get a scsi cd-rom and transfer files from there. If that is not an option, you could try making a pc compatible partition on your disk and copy the files there, you can use ext2 for linux or f32 for windows. However mint or magic will be required.
Apart from that the usual file transfer methods such as ghostlink, parcp etc can also be used.
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Postby prog99 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:56 pm

I think its the disks rather than the drives that get the "click of death".

I have some known good blanks lying around I could post if your in the uk.
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Postby karlm » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:27 am

erm, it's a bit of both. if you have a pc which you can connect that zip drive to, then a piece of software that may help is here :

http://www.grc.com/tip/codfaq6.htm

hope that helps

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