ATA Drive Issues

Wil Hatfield freebsd at
Sat Apr 1 02:04:28 UTC 2006

Just never seen that before out of WD. Seen it with Seagate though. So I
guess it could happen. But there are 3 batches involved I believe. The 4
200GB could be from the same batch but unlikely. Purchased first two then
the second two a month later.

Wil Hatfield

-----Original Message-----
From: David Kelly [mailto:dkelly at]
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 5:54 PM
To: FreeBSD Questions
Cc: Wil Hatfield
Subject: Re: ATA Drive Issues

On Mar 31, 2006, at 6:25 PM, Wil Hatfield wrote:

> So are you saying that I have 5 new drives (a week old) all with
> the same
> problems? And S.M.A.R.T doesn't show any of the issues.
> I need to go play the lottery.  ;-)

Whats so strange about the notion of 5 identical new drives out of
the same batch having the same problem?

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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