Re: IDE Disk Problems

Al Thompson (
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 18:03:49 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, Gary Vinson wrote:

> Hello,
> We are running Linux Redhat 3.0.3 (1.2.13 kernel) using Cyrix 586.
> We have lost one Western Digital Caviar 31600 (1.6GB) IDE drive and
> one WD Caviar (700MB) IDE drive. Now, when I say lost, I mean that when
> the system is rebooted, the disk sounds like it is physcially broke. There

The Caviar drives have problems. From the time they came out, they have
had a high rate of return for early failure.

> One other piece of information. On at least two of these systems, the
> CPU fan was not working. These are pentium class processors and I have
> always heard that you can get very flaky results when these processors
> heat up.

This could be a problem also.