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Re: [opensuse] Question, re hdd size for kernel 2.6.38
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:57:49 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1307201643110.2653@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Saturday, 2013-07-20 at 10:15 -0400, Patrick Shanahan wrote:

You, doing a thread hijack? X'-)

After noticing:
Jul 19 00:19:32 wahoo smartd[5815]: Device: /dev/sdc [SAT], FAILED SMART
self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW!
Jul 19 00:19:33 wahoo smartd[5815]: Device: /dev/sdc [SAT], Failed SMART usage
Attribute: 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct.


You have to look at the output of "smartctl -a /dev/sdc".


I am considering replacing the hdd with a Seagate SATA3 4TB. Will suse kernel
2.6.38 recognize > 2TB.

The question is not only the kernel, but partitioning tools. You need to use GPT on such a disk.

By the way: "2TB < size < 2 TiB" is no problem. But "size ≥ 2 TiB" is a problem.

You could consider instead 2 disks of 2 TB each. IIRC, the price per gigabyte maybe lower. And 2 disks allow distributing load.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
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