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Hey All,

I've a 45 GIG 75GXP I'm sure is bad as I've been having repeated write errors. Interestingly (and unfortunately), Drive Fitness Test, both quick and advanced, always gives it a thumbs up. I now have it slaved to another drive to which I've transferred my system. I'm still getting write errors from it when attempting to backup files to a CDROM (archive bit turned off?!). I gave it another shot with DFT - again no problem with quick and advanced. However, any attempt to turn on SMART from the Utility menu results in an IDE error. Any attempt to zero out the MBR (though I guess it's not the MBR anymore) results in an error - no can do. On three attempts to low level format - zero out the hard drive, DFT hangs at LBA 121C000 and the HD LED changes from solid to blinking. I can't bail by typing 'C'ancel, but can shut down DFTR with a three finger salute.

Partition Magic no longer sees the drive, and Win2k won't partition it.

Is this 75GXP now certifiable??

Jack

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Call IBM and be nasty. It works. At least you will get a replacement. If it's new, sell it fast!!!

Hey All,

I've a 45 GIG 75GXP I'm sure is bad as I've been having repeated write errors.  Interestingly (and unfortunately), Drive Fitness Test, both quick and advanced, always gives it a thumbs up.  I now have it slaved to another drive to which I've transferred my system.  I'm still getting write errors from it when attempting to backup files to a CDROM (archive bit turned off?!).  I gave it another shot with DFT - again no problem with quick and advanced.  However, any attempt to turn on SMART from the Utility menu results in an IDE error.  Any attempt to zero out the MBR (though I guess it's not the MBR anymore) results in an error - no can do.  On three attempts to low level format - zero out the hard drive, DFT hangs at LBA 121C000 and the HD LED changes from solid to blinking.  I can't bail by typing 'C'ancel, but can shut down DFTR with a three finger salute.  

Partition Magic no longer sees the drive, and Win2k won't partition it.

Is this 75GXP now certifiable??

Jack

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Additional Info (might even be useful to someone!)

I changed the DTLA 307045 to a master and rebooted to DFT. Surprisingly, I was now able to enable SMART, and the low level format paused at the previous point, but completed. I ran the advanced DFT and obtained the following results:

===== file: ymg01191.blz ======================================================

----- Last DFT log information ------------------------------------------------

Logged action: A-TEST.INI

Model: IBM-DTLA-307045

Serial number: YMG01191

Part number: 07N5640

Microcode level: TX6OA60A

Date: 14.01.2002

Time: 00:20:54

Error code: 0x00 - No error

----- HD information ----------------------------------------------------------

IDE i/o address: 0x01f0 (ide0)

Program: IBMDFT

Adapter name: IDE Primary Master

Drive configured as: Master

Model: IBM-DTLA-307045

Part number: 07N5640

Serial number: YMG01191

Microcode level: TX6OA60A

S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8766:00:00

Production date: 2000/09/07

----- Temperature information -------------------------------------------------

Highest temperature: 37 C

----- S.M.A.R.T. status before test -------------------------------------------

Entries: 21

S.M.A.R.T. attribute actual worst threshold

1: Raw read error rate 100 86 60

2: Throughput performance 100 100 50

3: Spin up time 253 94 24

4: Start/Stop count 100 100 0

5: Reallocated sector count 100 100 5

7: Seek error rate 100 100 67

8: Seek time performance 100 100 20

9: Power-on hours count 99 99 0

10: Spin retry count 100 100 60

12: Device power cycle count 100 100 0

192: Power-off retract count 100 100 50

193: Load cycle count 100 100 50

194: Temperature 166 148 0

33 C 37 C

196: Reallocation event count 100 100 0

197: Current pending sector count 100 100 0

198: Off-line scan uncorr. sector count 100 100 0

199: Ultra DMA CRC error count 200 198 0

222: Loaded hours 99 99 50

223: Load retry count 100 100 40

226: Load-in time 115 100 0

230: GMR head amplitude 100 89 0

----- S.M.A.R.T. status after test --------------------------------------------

Entries: 21

S.M.A.R.T. attribute actual worst threshold

1: Raw read error rate 100 86 60

2: Throughput performance 100 100 50

3: Spin up time 253 94 24

4: Start/Stop count 100 100 0

5: Reallocated sector count 100 100 5

7: Seek error rate 100 100 67

8: Seek time performance 100 100 20

9: Power-on hours count 99 99 0

10: Spin retry count 100 100 60

12: Device power cycle count 100 100 0

192: Power-off retract count 100 100 50

193: Load cycle count 100 100 50

194: Temperature 161 148 0

34 C 37 C

196: Reallocation event count 100 100 0

197: Current pending sector count 100 100 0

198: Off-line scan uncorr. sector count 100 100 0

199: Ultra DMA CRC error count 200 198 0

222: Loaded hours 99 99 50

223: Load retry count 100 100 40

226: Load-in time 115 100 0

230: GMR head amplitude 99 89 0

----- Defect map --------------------------------------------------------------

Entries: 11

#001 - LBA: 18995889, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 438, flags: 2

#002 - LBA: 18995890, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 439, flags: 2

#003 - LBA: 18995891, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 440, flags: 2

#004 - LBA: 18995892, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 441, flags: 2

#005 - LBA: 18995893, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 442, flags: 2

#006 - LBA: 18995894, cyl: 4652, head: 5, sec: 443, flags: 2

#007 - LBA: 28613906, cyl: 7136, head: 2, sec: 523, flags: 2

#008 - LBA: 28613907, cyl: 7136, head: 2, sec: 524, flags: 2

#009 - LBA: 28613908, cyl: 7136, head: 2, sec: 525, flags: 2

#010 - LBA: 28613909, cyl: 7136, head: 2, sec: 526, flags: 2

#011 - LBA: 28703767, cyl: 7160, head: 4, sec: 380, flags: 1

----- Time ordered relocations ------------------------------------------------

Entries: 3

LBA SMART time power-up time temp

#001 - 28703767 3711:51:56.4 139:32:18 32

#002 - 28613906 - 28613909 8340:50:50.0 0:01:07 26

#003 - 18995889 - 18995894 8765:53:49.1 0:17:19 33

----- Scratch list ------------------------------------------------------------

No entries

----- DFT history -------------------------------------------------------------

Entries: 19

#001 - 20.07.2001, 14:04:49, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 4597:00:00, error code: 0x00

#002 - 04.12.2001, 13:18:03, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 7809:00:00, error code: 0x00

#003 - 27.12.2001, 09:44:41, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8359:00:00, error code: 0x00

#004 - 27.12.2001, 09:48:22, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8359:00:00, error code: 0x00

#005 - 28.12.2001, 10:03:09, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00

#006 - 28.12.2001, 23:35:08, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8396:00:00, error code: 0x00

#007 - 28.12.2001, 23:38:01, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8396:00:00, error code: 0x00

#008 - 29.12.2001, 00:19:13, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8397:00:00, error code: 0x00

#009 - 29.12.2001, 12:14:50, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00

#010 - 01.01.2002, 12:28:13, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8480:00:00, error code: 0x00

#011 - 01.01.2002, 12:33:15, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8480:00:00, error code: 0x00

#012 - 06.01.2002, 14:18:51, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00

#013 - 06.01.2002, 14:20:45, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x10

#014 - 06.01.2002, 14:26:57, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00

#015 - 13.01.2002, 17:47:15, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00

#016 - 13.01.2002, 17:51:09, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00

#017 - 13.01.2002, 19:32:29, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00

#018 - 13.01.2002, 22:53:45, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 0:00:00, error code: 0x00

#019 - 13.01.2002, 22:59:56, S.M.A.R.T. uptime: 8765:00:00, error code: 0x00

I then installed a Promise ATA controller and attached the drive. Win2k popped up a Wizard to "signature" the drive (whatever that means), and then allowed me to partition and format the drive which is now 85% done. I AM CONFUSED BY ALL THIS!!

Jack

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Previous travails with this drive can be seen in a post below entitled "Is my 75GXP sick?"

To exercise the drive, I backed up 6 GIGS of information and obtained the following information in the log:

Verify Status

Operation: Verify After Backup

Active backup destination: File

Active backup destination: I:E+H_BackupsE+H_1-14-02.bkf

Verify of "E:"

Backup set #1 on media #1

Backup description: "Set created 1/14/2002 at 7:00 AM"

Verify started on 1/14/2002 at 7:14 AM.

Difference encountered in file data.

The file DownloadsDad_Says_SAVE_this_directoryQuicken dataHPTAXTITLE.BMP is different.

Difference encountered in file data.

The file DownloadsDad_Says_SAVE_this_directoryQuicken dataINETcommonlocalwebiisprin.gif is different.

Difference encountered in file data.

The file DownloadsDad_Says_SAVE_this_directorySPSU_Programs...Group_5tem204.jpg is different.

Difference encountered in alternate file data.

The file DownloadsObsolete DriversDELLDOCS368FNMOUSECAP.GIF is different.

Difference encountered in alternate file data.

The file DownloadsObsolete ProgramsPalm OSEmulatorSkins_v1.4Palm_V_32.jpg is different.

Difference encountered in file data.

The file DownloadsSystem DriversJavajdk1.2.2docstooldocssolarisimagesAddPermBlank.gif is different.

Difference encountered in alternate file data.

The file DownloadsSystem DriversmicrotekSETUP.BMP is different.

Verify completed on 1/14/2002 at 7:16 AM.

Directories: 2057

Files: 38620

Different: 0

Bytes: 3,538,398,995

Time: 2 minutes and 19 seconds

Verify of "H:"

Backup set #2 on media #1

Backup description: "Set created 1/14/2002 at 7:00 AM"

Verify started on 1/14/2002 at 7:16 AM.

Verify completed on 1/14/2002 at 7:17 AM.

Directories: 1109

Files: 21016

Different: 0

Bytes: 2,031,538,014

Time: 1 minute and 18 seconds

I don't know what these differences mean when "Different: 0" is listed. All those files were copied from the 75GXP when it was recalcitrant.

Jack

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Oh, and all the errors I used to get in the system log have ceased...I guess I now have my replacement low level reformatted/REFURBISHED drive without the necessity of a drive to the UPS station :roll:

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