[Gllug] Hard drive problems
rw at shadowrobot.com
Thu May 31 17:54:25 UTC 2007
Dan Kolb <gllug at eco.li> writes:
> On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 04:00:01PM +0100, Rich Walker wrote:
>> I don't know if anyone else has them, but yesterday and today I had a
>> Samsung Spinpoint SP2514N fail each day, with lots of IDE busy errors.
>> I've just removed them and now a Maxtor drive is doing the same thing.
>> Kernel version 2.6.20 SMP - any ideas?
> Power supply problems?
> I've had quite a few SATA disks (Seagate) appear to fail in my RAID array, and
> after sending a number of them back, it was suggested that maybe my PSU had
> issues (indeed one of the rails was under-voltage). Replacing the PSU fixed the
That's a point. There's a fair draw on the CPU, and the PSU is "only" 500
or 600W (and not the most expensive I could get).
Time to use up some Maplin vouchers...
> Expect the worst. It's the least you can do.
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