Low level HD recovery?

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StuartR
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Re: Low level HD recovery?

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I learned all this stuff over many years working as a hardware engineer, originally working on disk drives the size of a washing machine and then being amazed as they grew smaller and smaller over the years. We used to adjust the head height mechanically using plastic measuring shims, modern disks have a flying height measured in nanometres, it really doesn't take much to disturb that.

This article has some helpful information about disk heads and flying heights.
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ErikJan
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Re: Low level HD recovery?

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Thanks for the article. Interesting but I knew that already. I'm still not clear on the whole thing but it seems I'm stuck and there's no way out ;-)
Thanks for your patience and help Stuart, it's appreciated.