Anyone else having trouble with Samsung 160G drives?

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Mon May 10 11:50:45 PDT 2004

On May 10, 2004, at 11:23 AM, Bill Moran wrote:

> This is the weirdest problem I'm seen in a while.
> Client bought a pair of 160G Samsung SP1604N ATA drives.  I'm supposed 
> to install
> them in an existing FreeBSD 4.9 system for additional storage space.
> As soon as the drives are installed, kernel won't boot.  It freezes up 
> right before
> the "ad0: ..." messages appear and won't respond to anything except 
> the reset button.
> Tried primary slave, secondary slave ... threw in a Highpoint ATA card 
> and tried
> every possible configuration ... no dice.  This was on a relatively 
> new AOpen mobo
> with a 2G processor (don't have the model # handy, but I'll get it if 
> it's important)

When you moved the drives, did you move the cables?  Can the problem be 
diagnosed by switching out the cables?


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