[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Wed Nov 3 19:38:20 EDT 2010


At Wed, 3 Nov 2010 22:13:03 +0000 (GMT) CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> On Wed, 3 Nov 2010, Lamar Owen wrote:
> 
> > To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> > From: Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes
> > 
> > On Wednesday, November 03, 2010 02:51:02 pm RedShift wrote:
> >> On 11/03/10 17:01, Keith Roberts wrote:
> >>> Could a bad controller or bad RAM cause Hard Drive sector
> >>> errors?
> >>>
> >>
> >> Neither bad RAM or a bad controllor can physically damage 
> >> a hard drive. A bad controller will not cause reallocated 
> >> sectors. It can however cause UDMA CRC errors and other 
> >> weird non-SMART related behaviour.
> >
> > 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?

Unless the power supply itself is failing.

> 
> Keith
> 

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