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Value of hard reset for PATA IDE drives

Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:00 pm

Since the two things I can't do with software are hard resets on PATA IDE drives and power cycles, I was wondering what the value is for the hard reset on these drives as compared to a power cycle. I want to know if it is worth it to make modified ribbon cables to be able to perform this hard reset, or if it is just as feasible to do the power cycle. Both options require the use of an external relay of course.
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Re: Value of hard reset for PATA IDE drives

Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:39 pm

Hard reset is faster and less straining on the service area, so is preferable to a power cycle in most cases. Most drives will really only survive so many power cycles before dying completely. Just my two cents.

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Value of hard reset for PATA IDE drives

Wed May 29, 2019 4:48 pm

Jared wrote:Hard reset is faster and less straining on the service area, so is preferable to a power cycle in most cases. Most drives will really only survive so many power cycles before dying completely. Just my two cents.

Agree, but sometimes soft reset won't work.

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