Most likely it's a FC #6606 or FC #6607 drive and the 'oboe' sound you here is the drive attempting to recover from Stiction. This is where the heads are stuck and cannot be moved. The sound is the thing trying to vary the frequescy to move the heads. It's a sound you never want to hear during an IPL. This usually doesn't occur when the drive is running bit it can, as you are proof!
- Larry

James Lampert wrote:
James Lampert wrote:
Larry Bolhuis wrote:
Audible Alarm? Didn't know there was such a thing. I'm thinking it's more likely a drive crying for attention. Just leave it alone and it will go away soon. ;-)

My mistake: I put a finger on the faulty drive frame while it was beeping; the beep WAS coming from the drive (or SOMETHING on the drive frame).

Why a failed hard drive would make a sound like an oboe being slowly strangled, though . . .

And if the sound wasn't engineered specifically to be annoying, IBM couldn't have done a better job of it if they had.

At any rate, I still needed to drop down to DST in order to pull the pair out of the configuration: no way am I going to waste a spare on a mostly-empty ASP!

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