a few WD1200JB drives going offline

Chris Shenton chris at shenton.org
Fri May 9 11:19:08 PDT 2003


Bruce Campbell <bruce at engmail.uwaterloo.ca> writes:

> About 1 month ago I got in 4 Western Digital WD1200JB disks, and
> put 3 into service.  All 3 have gone offline during operations
> within the last 3 weeks.  They just kind of vanish, controller
> gives a timeout error, drive light stays on, system dies,
> soft reboot fixes it.  2 were on a 3ware controller, and
> went offline 12 days apart.  1 was on the plain onboard ATA controller.

I have 4 WD1200JB 120GB disks in a little Dell 600  server box with
Dell's CERC ATA RAID controller (the "amr" driver runs it).  Been
working fine since I installed them, perhaps 4 months ago.



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