[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes

Wed Nov 3 22:25:06 UTC 2010
Benjamin Franz <jfranz at freerun.com>

On 11/03/2010 03:13 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Nov 2010, Lamar Owen wrote:
>> 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.
> OK.
> I'm running the server from an APC UPS Back-UPS 650, so
> there should not be any glitches in the power supply, should
> there?

Lamar was probably talking about the machine's *own* power supply. The 
one inside the computer case. When they start to fail they can produce 
incorrect DC voltages and then you can get all kinds of weird failures.

Benjamin Franz