Re: Is my SATA/400GB drive dying?

From: Justin Piszcz
Date: Tue Feb 14 2006 - 04:41:29 EST

I spoke too fast.

Still get the errors:

[ 2311.980127] ata3: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/04 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0xb/00/00
[ 2311.980134] ata3: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[ 2311.980138] ata3: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }

But the drive speed is back to normal!

# hdparm -t /dev/sdc

Timing buffered disk reads: 154 MB in 3.01 seconds = 51.12 MB/sec

On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, Justin Piszcz wrote:

The problem was I had too many SATA devices in my system, I removed two drives and a Promise SATA/150 and then everything went back to normal, no more errors and back to 50MB/s+.

On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, Justin Piszcz wrote:

I turned off smartd and when I cat /dev/zero > /mnt/disk/file, I get the following errors:

[37978.030178] ata6: no sense translation for status: 0x51
[37978.030185] ata6: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/00 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[37978.030188] ata6: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }

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