[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes
keith at karsites.net
Wed Nov 3 10:32:57 EDT 2010
On Sun, 31 Oct 2010, Keith Roberts wrote:
> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes
> On Sun, 31 Oct 2010, William Warren wrote:
>> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
>> From: William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes
>> On 10/31/2010 3:27 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
>>> Hi All.
>>> Yesterday I was installing Centos 5.5 to my web server, and
>>> it looks like the main hard drive has gone AWOL.
>>> Fedora 12 put the file system into r/o mode.
>>> The drive is an Hitachi, still under warranty.
>>> There are bad sectors on it, and running the Hitachi DFT
>>> tool confirms this. Also I cannot repair the bad sectors.
>>> Would this be caused by a faulty I/O chip, or is it safe to
>>> say it's definately the HDD at fault?
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> Keith Roberts
>> hdd at fault
> OK - thanks for confirming that Bill.
> I'll remove it and take it back for replacement.
There were about 79 Seek errors in the SMART logs of the
I moved the drive from the Primary Master cable, to the
Secondary Master cable, and I ran Hitachi's DFT tool, did a
complete disk erase, and that terminated with errors.
So to prepare the disk for returning under warranty, I used
another HDD utility to clean the disk again, still on Sec
I used vivard 0.4 to do a complete disk erase.
That was on the http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/index.html
Under HDD utils.
vivard did not show any errors when doing a full disk erase.
So I ran an Advanced r/w scan again with Hitachi DFT, and
the result was OK.
Any ideas what's happening please?
Is this disk usable, or is it still in need of replacing?
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