Re: IDE Disk Problems

Andrew E. Mileski (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 20:11:58 -0500 (EST)

> I had the same problem on a 21000 (1Gb). Sent it back to the supplier,
> they replaced the disks software and did a new low level format. Had no
> trouble since. There have been problems with a few series of WD drives
> that require a replacement of the drive's software. You can download a fix
> from

I can second this - sent the drive back to WD, and they sent me back
a new drive (WD has a 1 year warranty). I think the Caviar must have had
a bad run or two or three...anyways, works fine now, but they are hugely
more noisy than my Seagate Hawks (I've got a pair of each).

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team