[CentOS] SATA error

Fajar Priyanto fajarpri at cbn.net.id
Mon Mar 27 17:36:51 UTC 2006

On Monday 27 March 2006 09:24 pm, Dag Wieers wrote:
> Disable DMA to see if that results in errors as well. But it seems sda has
> uncorrectable errors.

Hi Dag,
After some researches on the net, I came upon some posting that SMART enabled 
disk will keep any error it encounters in it's log/memory. So, any in my 
case, it seems that the error was occuring in the past for quite some time 
comparing to the online hour of the disk.

Nevertheless, I reformated sda2 and also performed a double surface scan on 
it, but after half a day, it turned out to be ok. Very strange. Also 
currently it runs without any error at all. I plan to monitor it for a couple 
of days.

Looking at there strangeness, I suspect the errors could be caused by:
1. Electrical surge from an old UPS I used on the box
2. The temperatur of the server room is too cold? It's about 18 degree celcius 
on the day, and could reach 14 degree in the night I guess. Could it be too 
cold? Because currently I put the box on my desk with normal room temp around 
28 degree.

I don't know. But from the research, some websites are suggesting to avoid 
maxtor and wd disks.

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