[CentOS] One of my servers crashed, need help

Dave Stevens geek at uniserve.com
Fri Jun 19 03:36:39 UTC 2009

Quoting Filipe Brandenburger <filbranden at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 14:20, Gilbert
> Sebenste<sebenste at weather.admin.niu.edu> wrote:
>> No need to...Seagate screws me again. 3rd bad hard drive on this server.
>> Unbelievable. Under warranty, but...grrrr.
> I heard something about the 1.5TB Seagate drives having bugs that
> would cause data corruption, and that it could be fixed by doing a
> firmware upgrade, which can be accomplished with a tool downloaded
> from their website... It's second hand information, but maybe check
> their website and google for your exact model to see if there is
> something wrong with it...

you're right, there was a firmware bug and Seagate has a diagnostic  
program to check whether your drive is affected and an update patch to  
fix it. Not only that but if the drive is bricked they are [were]  
offering data recovery.


> HTH,
> Filipe
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