Alternative to 45M disk? Alternative to 45M disk? pssirab (IS/IT--Management) (OP) 17 Jan 06 20:51 What options do I have for a F9600vs system with a bad hard drive? The only thing I can find is refurbished one's for $3200. Hate to loose the whole system over what should be a $50 part. RE: Alternative to 45M disk? telecom9600 (Vendor) 19 Jan 06 17:51 what type of hard drive is it? some hard drives are not available. some can be replaced on the fly. You can't buy a drive off the street there is special formattng of the drive. Also what type of system (VS,ES,MS,M,XL) and version of software. RE: Alternative to 45M disk? pssirab (IS/IT--Management) (OP) 19 Jan 06 18:20 Thanks for the response. It is a VS system. It currently has release 10 on it. The following are the specs I show for the drive:Part Number: E15B0135C001 Product Name: Fujitsu FMUL H/D 45MB Mfr. & System: Fujitsu F9600 Not 100% sure that the drive is the problem, but I am having a hard time getting it to reboot. The 1 time it did reboot it came up with a critical error - instructed to restore the system. RE: Alternative to 45M disk? telecom9600 (Vendor) 20 Jan 06 16:28 I'm very suprised that you got that many years out of that hard drive! That was manufactored 1992 to about 1994(5)ish.You are going to need a back-up on the system. Not only do you need a hard drive, you need a new hard disk controller.