WRITE_DMA errors on SATA drive under 5.3-RELEASE

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Mon Feb 28 19:15:15 GMT 2005

Ted Mittelstaedt writes:

> Rule of thumb on IDE hard drives, if they show more than a few errors
> with a tool like smartmon, they need to be thrown in the garbage.

Seems prudent to me, but right now I don't have the budget to replace
this drive (yes, 40 GB IDE drives are cheap, but I don't have even


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