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Re: [opensuse] mdadm keeps breaking my array
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 15:37:46 +0000
  • Message-id: <200901251537.46969.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 25 January 2009 12:06:57 Bob Williams wrote:
On Sunday 25 January 2009 11:36:54 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Sunday, 2009-01-25 at 09:44 -0000, Bob Williams wrote:
Both disks passed the extended (long) test (whew!), so that narrows
down the problem to the cabling, or maybe the controller card.

There is another possibility. Some manufacturers, like seagate, have
a stand alone utility that run those tests under control of the cpu,
including controller and cable test (so they say). It is a floppy or
iso bootable image.

These drives are Western Digital Caviar Greens. I don't remember
getting any CD/floppy with them, but I admit I don't pay much attention
when I do, as utility disks supplied with hardware are generally
designed to run under Windows.

I'll have a look on the WD website, though. Thanks for the tip.

Well, I just looked at the Western Digital website. They provide
diagnostic tools for DOS or Windows, but it doesn't look as if these
tools do anymore than smartctl can do.

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