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[opensuse] Re: mdadm keeps breaking my array
  • From: upscope <russbucket@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:02:16 -0800
  • Message-id: <glkqau$rr8$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. wrote:

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On Sunday, 2009-01-25 at 09:44 -0000, Bob Williams wrote:

Both disks passed the extended (long) test (whew!), so that narrows
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.

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Carlos E. R.

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If you go to the Seagate website they have a Linux version of the mentioned
diagnostic that even there tech support people did not know existed.
At bottom of page is a link to commandline version. Worked fine under
openSUSE 11.0 when I had to bad Barracuda drives in a week.

Also there is a recall of certain model Seagate and Maxtor drives with a
model number starting with ST, including some in Barracuda line. I had two
Maxtor drives go bad within two weeks of each other, they were actually
barracuda models. Seagate replaced them free, both were slightly over a
year old.

Both the smartmon (long test only) and the seagate diagnostic show the
failure as bad media.

I have not tried the seagate test on an 11.1 system, disks are running

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