SCSI Hard drive "MEDIUM ERROR"
Ryan J. Cavicchioni
ryan at confabulator.net
Mon Nov 22 19:38:37 PST 2004
AWRE (Auto Write Reallocation Enbld): 1
ARRE (Auto Read Reallocation Enbld): 1
TB (Transfer Block): 0
RC (Read Continuous): 0
EER (Enable Early Recovery): 0
PER (Post Error): 0
DTE (Disable Transfer on Error): 0
Read Retry Count: 255
Write Retry Count: 255
It seems to be enabled. Is there anything else that I can do?
Dan Nelson wrote:
>In the last episode (Nov 22), Ryan J. Cavicchioni said:
>>What would this mean? I get it during heavy FTP transfers on a drive
>>that is 75% full.
>>(da1:ahc0:0:8:0): MEDIUM ERROR info:381b12 csi:ff,ff,ff,ff asc:11,1
>>(da1:ahc0:0:8:0): Read retries exhausted actual retry count: 104
>>(da1:ahc0:0:8:0): Retrying Command (per Sense Data)
>>(da1:ahc0:0:8:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 38 1a a0 0 0 80 0
>>(da1:ahc0:0:8:0): CAM Status: SCSI Status Error
>>(da1:ahc0:0:8:0): SCSI Status: Check Condition
>A medium error is a physical media error. The drive tried reading a
>sector 104 times and couldn't recover the data. If you have AWRE
>enabled, writing to that disk block should cause the drive to mark it
>bad and use a spare sector. "camcontrol modepage da1 -m 1 -e -P 3"
>will let you turn it on. Enabling ARRE is a good idea too (if the
>drive detects a bad sector but recovered it, it will reallocate the
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