Disk reliability (Was: Node cloning)

Julian Gomez kluivert at tm.net.my
Sat Apr 7 23:45:31 EDT 2001


(snip)

> > (2) drives are not capable of detecting and remaping all problematic
> > blocks
>
> all bad blocks will be reflected in SMART values, afaik.
>
> > kernel: hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }

I've had the above error come up to me 3 times on different harddisks and I
finally
sent an e-mail to Alan Cox asking for a possible explanation. He kindly
replied that
the drive is probably dieing. Causes he cited were heat and too much
vibration.

(snip rest)


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