Bad Blocks... Should I RMA?
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Mon Nov 16 01:24:09 UTC 2009
"Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at tristatelogic.com> writes:
> Nov 15 15:24:17 coredump kernel: ad4: FAILURE - READ_DMA status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> error=40<UNCORRECTABLE> LBA=256230591
This is *not* necessarily a big deal, despite what your other response
told you. Errors on reads do not mean that your drive's bad-sector
table is full; only errors on write indicate that. If you can try
manufacturer's drive diagnostics, do that. If you can't, then it's
harder to fix things up, but not impossible; write back if you
really can't use a low-level diag.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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