Anyone else having trouble with Samsung 160G drives?
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon May 10 12:36:58 PDT 2004
Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> 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?
Didn't keep _real_ close track of it, but we had 4 different cables that
were moving around, and I believe we tried a few different combinations of
Additionally, we've tried the drive in 3 different computers in our lab,
and each one has successfully booted so far. (2 older machines and a
fairly recent 2G ASUS board) I'm tending to lean toward BIOS weirdness.
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