no c drive type info for the cmos wd39044-a

Western digital / Wd39044-a
November 30, 2010 at 20:22:31
Specs: dos, 286
its an old 286 , not used for 10 years it lost cmos data the c drive is a western digital wd39044-a . i don't know what type it is

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#1
November 30, 2010 at 20:58:56
Probably type 17. This same drive was previously working in that 286 and still has data on it?

edit That model isn't listed. I was thinking of a Conner CP3044. Check that you've got it right. Does it have the cylinders, heads and sectors printed on the label?

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#2
November 30, 2010 at 21:28:38
Is it WD93044-A instead of WD39044-A? If so it's a 40 meg so try type 17 first. That's the most common type for a 40 meg.

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#3
December 2, 2010 at 08:27:12
It's not a type 17. or it's bad . it rattled when it started (looking for more cylinders it seems).
can i try one by one or will it damage it?
it's defenetly a wd39044-a

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#4
December 2, 2010 at 16:03:37
I didn't find any hits for 39044--only for the 93044 so are you really sure? What about the cylinders/heads/sectors? We can figure out it's capacity from those figures. Here's an old thread I contributed to for a 93044 and it was type 17:

http://www.computing.net/answers/do...

You can damage a drive by setting its drive type with too many cylinders and probably heads too.

There should be a few other drive types around 40 meg but they're going to depend on how your particular bios defines them. Each type should show the capacity also. That should prevent you from setting it too far off.

The drive types are typically for MFM drives and you've got an IDE but those old IDE's had drive translations made for MFM types.

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