[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes

Benjamin Franz jfranz at freerun.com
Wed Nov 3 18:25:06 EDT 2010


On 11/03/2010 03:13 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Nov 2010, Lamar Owen wrote:
>> Might want to check the power supply as well.  Bad/flakey
>> power can indeed case damage to the drive surface; been
>> there, done that, have two Maxtor 250GB drives with
>> scribbled servo data to prove it.
> OK.
>
> I'm running the server from an APC UPS Back-UPS 650, so
> there should not be any glitches in the power supply, should
> there?

Lamar was probably talking about the machine's *own* power supply. The 
one inside the computer case. When they start to fail they can produce 
incorrect DC voltages and then you can get all kinds of weird failures.

-- 
Benjamin Franz



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