Multiple hard disk failures - coincidence ?

soralx at soralx at
Sat Dec 18 02:30:37 PST 2004

> > I've just had *THREE* Maxtor 250GB hard disk failures on my
> > FreeBSD 4.10 server within a matter of days.  One I could
> > attribute to actual failure.  Two made me suspicious.  Three
> > has me wondering if this is some software problem...   (or
> > a conspiracy (just kidding) ;-) )
> Are the errors occuring at around the same block numbers?  I recall a
> thread on -current talking about how some drives reported failures around
> the 133GB mark.  Soren recently committed a patch to -current changing the
> point at which 48bit addressing is used to work around this.  It may be
> worth investigating.

that would be different kind of error:


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