[Beowulf] important WDC firmware update

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Tue Feb 6 15:34:29 EST 2007


On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 at 2:17pm, Bruce Allen wrote

> Here is an important firmware update for WDC WDXXXXYS series drives on RAID 
> controllers.  Without this update you will see period drive dropouts and 
> rebuilds on the RAID sets.  We've been seeing this a lot with some Areca 
> controllers; I am hoping that this firmware update will fix the problem.

Again!?  You'd think they would have learned from last time.

http://www.3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=10240

Note that more drives than just those mentioned in that link were 
affected, and note the date -- 2003.  *sigh*  What's old is new again, 
apparently.

Thanks for the heads up.

-- 
Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
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