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Old 05-27-2009, 03:53 AM   #1
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Strange Behavior 1TB Hard Disk Drive


Good Day,

We recently purchased a 1TB Seagate 7200RPM hard disk.
I installed this hard disk on a server and configured NFS server.

I have mounted the nfs share on 2 clients and continuously extract information to the nfs share.

Whilst extracting the information, the NFS server loses the partition table of the hard disk on hdd . fdisk -l doesn't show any indication of /dev/hdd1. However when i reboot the server the partition table for hdd (1TB drive) re-appears.

The server is using Gentoo with kernel 2.6.25.1. The processor is Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz.

This is the error messages, that i have observed from the NFS server.

May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr ide: failed opcode was: unknown
May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr hdd: no DRQ after issuing MULTWRITE_EXT
May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr ide1: reset: master: error (0x00?)
May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 171791
May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 171799
May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 171807
May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 171815
May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 171823
May 26 16:40:05 ftp-svr end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 171831
and it goes on through all the sectors of the hard disk.

Could this be a defective hard disk or am I overlooking something?

Your opinion is much appreciated

Last edited by Igby; 05-27-2009 at 04:08 AM. Reason: rephrased question
 
Old 05-27-2009, 07:37 AM   #2
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Sorry to tell you but the hard disk is wrong.

I have heard about that few Seagate 1TB or above has got problem under Linux or Windows does not matter.

The Seagate or the company should change it to a good one.
It is a firmware problem or something related.

Anyway this link is about that problem: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01...ailure_plague/

This is "horrible" as you can see I'm a Seagate fan.

Laz
 
Old 05-27-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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I guess i will have to go for Western Digital then.

Thanks for the info
 
Old 05-28-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
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I guess i will have to go for Western Digital then.

Thanks for the info
No worries, you are welcome.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 12:31 PM   #5
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I've heard the same thing about WD. A lot of the bigger drives have been a hit or miss. Good thing is that Seagate will replace your drive for free.
 
  


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