Seagate ST-225 hard drive, thoroughly tested

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Seagate ST-225 hard drive, thoroughly tested

Postby AlexC on Tue May 10, 2016 12:29 pm

21MB Seagate ST-225 MFM hard drive. Low-level formatted with SpeedStor, which showed some unreadable sectors on head 3 from cylinder 330 to around 430, totalling 1MB, perhaps caused by a scratch from a head crash in the past.

I've run Norton Calibrate on it with 5-step pattern testing and left the drive running for several days. The bad sector count stays stable, no new errors. MS-DOS 3.30 installed along with auto-parking program. 19MB or so free.

Like most ST-225s it sounds like a jet engine spinning up, but doesn't sound worn. It should last for another 30 years...

Offers via PM.

I also have a WD 8-bit controller card and cables available, which I used to test and format the drive. Again, offers please.
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Re: Seagate ST-225 hard drive, thoroughly tested

Postby scottie on Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:26 pm

Hi AlexC -
11 months since you posted ... but if the drive and controller are still available please give me a 'buy now' price.

Best

Scottie - George Scott
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Re: Seagate ST-225 hard drive, thoroughly tested

Postby AlexC on Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:11 pm

Hi Scottie,

I'm afraid it's gone, but I have another. Will PM you.

Cheers,
Alex
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