A couple of days ago i noticed that a disk had failed on my windows homeserver, (thanks for telling me whs)
The disk is not responding at all in windows, so i took the disk out and tried to mount it under ubuntu, there i can access the filesystem for a couple of seconds until it stops the device and the mountpoint becomes unusable
If i then do a search for bad blocks (using badblocks) it reports every single sector as being unreadable, even if they're obviously accessible for a couple of seconds after connect..
Does this seem like a controller issue on the disk as the motor sounds just like normal and all, if so, i'm pretty sure i have an similar disk somewhere, or could find one of the same model, would it be possible to swap the controller boards without ruining the disk? or is there electronics inside the disk that needs to be swapped also?