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Reply 21 of 25, by hwh

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Wow, what a little treasure box. Someone spent a huge amount of money there. I'm surprised given the obvious interest that the owner just let it go (I'm assuming middle aged guy is the builder). Or maybe a relative? I never found anything this sophisticated.

I'm curious to know what's on the failing disk too. Maybe some utility can at least generate a file list.

Great news that you found it!

Reply 23 of 25, by Socket3

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hwh wrote on 2020-07-15, 00:41:

Wow, what a little treasure box. Someone spent a huge amount of money there. I'm surprised given the obvious interest that the owner just let it go (I'm assuming middle aged guy is the builder). Or maybe a relative? I never found anything this sophisticated.

I'm curious to know what's on the failing disk too. Maybe some utility can at least generate a file list.

Great news that you found it!

I haven't managed to get anything off it... it won't even spin up correctly anymore. It tries to spin up and then stops and starts over again.

Reply 24 of 25, by cyclone3d

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That is an awesome find! Thanks for sharing.

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Reply 25 of 25, by hwh

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Socket3 wrote on 2020-08-22, 19:04:
hwh wrote on 2020-07-15, 00:41:

Wow, what a little treasure box. Someone spent a huge amount of money there. I'm surprised given the obvious interest that the owner just let it go (I'm assuming middle aged guy is the builder). Or maybe a relative? I never found anything this sophisticated.

I'm curious to know what's on the failing disk too. Maybe some utility can at least generate a file list.

Great news that you found it!

I haven't managed to get anything off it... it won't even spin up correctly anymore. It tries to spin up and then stops and starts over again.

Oh yeah, I've got a disk like that. I put it vertical and it worked once. The head still bounced around when reading, but seemingly the data was there. Since then I haven't been able to get it to pass the reality check. Without that, it won't try to read.