[CentOS] Hard drive errors

Bowie Bailey Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Fri Sep 22 17:38:01 UTC 2006

William L. Maltby wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 13:06 -0400, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> > Cian Cullinan wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > The problem does sound external to the disks.  Someone else
> > suggested the power supply.  I wouldn't suspect both cables to have
> > problems, so that's probably not an issue.
> Have you looked inside the PS? What you think of a separate cables may
> be joined at the base in the PS. And then if one cable has a high
> resistance short, it affects voltage on both legs. And if the output
> tap feeding those two wires (even separate wires on the same "bus" or
> "tap" are "joined at the base" electrically speaking) has a problem
> ... it appears on both wires.
> That said, *usually* problems in the wires are "opens" and you just
> lose that one "leg".

I was actually referring to the SATA cables.  I guess my reply got a
bit garbled there.  One topic at a time... :)

I take your point regarding the power supply cables.  I'll put the
drives on separate legs and see what happens.


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