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  1. digitalfrost

    Is this drive dying?

    I bought two Samsung HD203WI disks recently. I ran a complete bad blocks test before I began using them. Today I found this in dmesg output: sd 4:0:0:0: [sde] Unhandled error code sd 4:0:0:0: [sde] Result: hostbyte=0x04 driverbyte=0x00 sd 4:0:0:0: [sde] CDB: cdb[0]=0x2a: 2a 00 da 24 97 d8 00 02 a8 00 end_request: I/O error, dev sde, sector 3659831256 This repeats over and over again. I tried using smartmontools on the disk, however: 2 root@dude ~ # smartctl -a /dev/sde smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, Device: �p�g8a ��܅Oa Version: Q�f� scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=47 offset=50 bd_len=46 >> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options. I'm using this disk in a RAID1 array, and so far there's no sign of a degraded array. Can anyone comment on the state of the disk? Is this a bad drive?
  2. I installed smartmontools on my fileserver last week, and that was probably a good idea since I just found the first error message in my inbox: Device: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD501LJ_S0MUJ1DP930587, 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors For details see host's SYSLOG (default: /var/log/messages). You can also use the smartctl utility for further investigation. No additional email messages about this problem will be sent. I did a short self-test then: SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error # 1 Short offline Completed: read failure 90% 2836 466413607 Here are the SMART values for the drive: SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 100 100 051 Pre-fail Always - 2 3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0007 100 100 015 Pre-fail Always - 7104 4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 103 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 253 253 010 Pre-fail Always - 0 7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000f 253 253 051 Pre-fail Always - 0 8 Seek_Time_Performance 0x0025 253 253 015 Pre-fail Offline - 0 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 2836 10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0033 253 253 051 Pre-fail Always - 0 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0012 253 253 000 Old_age Always - 0 12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 32 13 Read_Soft_Error_Rate 0x000e 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 66199398 187 Reported_Uncorrect 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 1 188 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 3 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 075 069 000 Old_age Always - 25 194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 163 145 000 Old_age Always - 25 195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered 0x001a 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 66199398 196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 253 253 000 Old_age Always - 0 197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 1 198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 253 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x000a 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0 201 Soft_Read_Error_Rate 0x000a 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 1 202 TA_Increase_Count 0x0032 253 253 000 Old_age Always - 0 smartctl -H says: === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED So what am I supposed to do? Do I have to replace the drive, or is there any way to fix it?
  3. digitalfrost

    Please Help Me Not To Loose My Data!

    The controller doesn't show the drive if it's not in an array. You have to create one, even when it consists of only one hd.
  4. digitalfrost

    Please Help Me Not To Loose My Data!

    I think I found the problem. On Promise website it sais: "Supports 48-bit LBA for drives larger than 137 GB. Must also use BIOS version (or above)." Well too bad that there is no BIOS for my controller, and the driver I downloaded is not only for FastTrak66, but also supports the FastTrak100 controller for which a BIOS version is available -. Well nice to know that my data is not lost. My heartbeat is slowly getting back to normal . Whell then, guess I'm better off with a new mobo. Sorry for the thread but i did almost panic .
  5. Hi. I'm in deep trouble and I hope anyone here can help me. So here's what I did: I 'downgraded' my PC System to an old BX Board with Celeron 433. Since this Board doesn't recognize harddisks larger than 137GB I took an old IBM 20GB and installed Windows 2000. Later, I installed a FastTrak66 controller and hooked my 250GB Hitachi 7k250 up. I created an Stripe Array in the controller's BIOS so that he HD would show up in Windows. When I booted Win2k, it told me drive F:\ wouldn't be formatted, and asked if i'd like to format it now? I have a 4GB partition on this HD which I can access and the rest, about 233GB data, is now unaccessable! Please help me I don't know what to do. I don't want to loose this, but I can't afford some professional file recovery, especially not for 233GB .
  6. digitalfrost

    Hitachi Deskstar 7K250

    Hey. I just got my 250GB ATA Version yesterday. I also hear that strange sound sometimes , but it's really quiet and doesn't bother me at all. The Harddrive itself is the quietest I ever had not only idle noise is very low, but also the seek sound is barely hearable, it doesn't get warm at all, and it's fast as hell. I really love it . Together with my new silent PSU this should make a real nice silent PC . Thanks for the review SR .