Bringing Hard Drive to Life
Have a pair of Maxtor MaxLine III drives from another machine I want to put into this one. The 250G drives are the same size and age. I have been able to put Slackware on one and checked the SMART specs showing OK. The other is not responding. I am using the same SATA to IDE converter for both drives when checking. Initially the difficult one partitioned OK but since is not responding under Parted Magic and Slackware 13.0. I can't think what is different about testing one vs the other. The troubling one had less access than the one which works.
I used the converter in the same mobo IDE port as I did for the working one so bios didn't need changing.
Is there a manufacturer program I can run under Linux or from live cd that can check this drive. I am having a hard time believing it is really doa.