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Re: is this hard disk failure?

Looks like controller failure or a broken pin/wire in the cable (more

On 09.06.2011 at 20:14 lee wrote:

>surreal <firewalrus@gmail.com> writes:
>>>From today morning i am getting strange kind of system messages on
>starting the computer..
>> I typed dmesg and found these messages
>> [  304.694936] ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR }
>> [  304.694939] ata4.00: error: { ICRC ABRT }
>> [  304.694954] ata4: soft resetting link
>> [  304.938280] ata4.00: configured for UDMA/33
>> [  304.938293] ata4: EH complete
>> [  304.970866] ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0
action 0x6
>> [  304.970873] ata4.00: BMDMA stat 0x26
>> [  304.970884] ata4.00: cmd 25/00:38:f6:2a:94/00:00:15:00:00/e0
tag 0
>dma 28672 in
>> [ 
304.970887]          res
>51/84:18:16:2b:94/84:00:15:00:00/e0 Emask 0x30 (host bus error)
>> What do these messages mean? What is the solution to prevent these
>messages from appearing? Help!
>This doesn´t look like the usual hardware error from a broken
hard disk:
>When a disk is broken, you usually get messages about sector errors.
>I would check all the connections (power and SATA) and try new
>cables. If the problem doesn´t go away, it can be anything, like
>firmware of the drive, a problem with your mainboard, a problem with
>your power supply: Backup the data, replace the drive and see if the
>one also shows errors like the above.
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