Re: ide problems?
Dave Watkins wrote:
Oh it does, it'll catch a failing drive about 20-30% of the time (from
someone who works in a returns department)
Michael Loftis wrote:
--On January 9, 2006 10:20:07 PM -0500 Dan MacNeil <email@example.com>
I had similar errors, ignored them for 24 hours and then wowed our users
with 24 hours of downtime restoring from backup. It was the drive.
apt-get install smartmontools
...may allow the hard drive to tell you that is failing.
Never have I seen S.M.A.R.T. predict nor provide any hint of an
impending failure. Usually the first signs were the DMA failures, all
the while SMART reporting everything A/OK, and no errors logged until
just before they finally died, then it'd usually log some.
Thanks for all your suggestions!