On Sun, 4 Sep 2005, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
On Sun, Sep 04, 2005 at 07:02:58PM -0400, Justin Piszcz wrote:
I take that back, it looks like my drive just died, coincidence?
Actually, your drive might have been failing before and increase write
activity pushed it over the edge (ran out of places to remap sectors
Either way this is a 'get a new driver' situation.
Not necessarily. A bad cable, power glitches, or a bulging capacitor in
the CPU voltage converter could produce disk errors. The history of the
drive is often a good indication.
If you don't use it much, a bad drive can sit in a system for years
without causing problems. Problems tend to become visible under stress,
which can certainly include fsr, especially if you haven't been using it
Errors in a routine fsr on a system that hasn't crashed or had other
problems for months or years are often a hint that the disk should have
been replaced yesterday.
Drives usually fail when new or, if heavily used, a couple days after the
warranty has expired.
George N. White III <aa056@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>