[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes

Lamar Owen lowen at pari.edu
Wed Nov 3 20:16:16 UTC 2010

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.

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