• Subject: Re: disk drives refuse to spin up after power down
  • From: Pete Hall <pbhall@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 20:27:11 -0500

At 04:02 09/29/1999 , Colin Williams wrote:
>I remember this used to be a problem on as/400's in 1990, but is it
>still the case?

Yes. This is potentially a problem any time you have mechanical devices 
that spin constantly for a long time. Bearings/bushings deteriorate over 
time, and as big blue says, results will be unpredictable. It won't happen 
frequently, but how much are you willing to wager that it won't happen to you?

Pete Hall
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