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Re: HD Partition Lost??



Though this is not a hard-drive info thread, someone's
complaint about Maxtor drives caught my attention,
since I have been experiencing similar issues - quite
a few drives have been just going bad all of a sudden
after working fine for a month or two - the
time-to-failure duration is random; My experience has
been primarily with the Maxstor 250 and 300 GB drives
- which the company claims are "near-line" drives. 
are there any other reliable drives that anyone has
tested ?
Thanks in Advance!
--- Toby Bluhm <tkb9 adelphia net> wrote:
> Steve Watford wrote:
> 
> >Yes, I downloaded the Maxtor diagnostic program and
> installed to a diskette.  
> >It reports that the drive is failing and to back up
> right away returning a 
> >diagnostic code for an RMA.  Oh well, guess it
> really is hardware.  I will be  
> >dd'ing it over to another drive and sending this
> one back.  Then I'll work on 
> >it from there.
> >
> >What would be the exact syntax for the dd command
> for the entire disk as you 
> >suggested?  I will be installing a parallel drive
> in the morning, also a 
> >160GB drive as /dev/hdc with the bad one being
> /dev/hda.  The bad drive is 
> >nowhere near full, but is the max file size a
> problem still?  I shouldn't do 
> >just partitions instead?  Although the one with the
> actual problem is a 100GB 
> >partition, although only about 20% full. Around 22
> Gig all together on the 
> >drive.
> >
> >Thanks for the help,
> >Steve
> >
> >On Thursday 20 May 2004 10:51 pm, Toby Bluhm wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>evilninja wrote:
> >>    
> >>
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> >>>
> >>>Steve Watford schrieb:
> >>>| Thanks,
> >>>| I'll give dd a try for backup puposes. I have
> already tried to fsck
> >>>| the
> >>>| partition it just comes back with a short read
> error.  Asking if it is
> >>>| a zero
> >>>
> >>>always be careful to check an already damaged
> disk:
> >>>| Steve Watford schrieb:
> >>>| | hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady
> SeekComplete Error }
> >>>| | hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 {
> UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=90895772,
> >>>
> >>>being not a professional but a normal user i
> think this really looks
> >>>like some hw issues. so i'd suggest better to
> copy (dd) all the data
> >>>from the disk, as long as you have time to. every
> additional use of the
> >>>disk may cause its final death.
> >>>
> >>>i wonder why your other partitions *seem* to
> still be ok (e.g. "mount"
> >>>and using its data then succeeds)...
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Ack! I've had too many failures with Maxtor disks.
> >>
> >>Anyway, use conv=sync,noerror with your dd
> command, preferably to an
> >>identical disk. Do the entire disk /dev/hda. Yes,
> it will take a very
> >>long time, but you have no other recourse if you
> want maintain all your
> >>data. Then fsck the new disk. Fsck on the bad disk
> may just make matters
> >>worse.
> >>
> >>Download Maxtor's ide utility & see if you can fix
> the bad one - may
> >>require a total disk rewrite.
> >>
> >>Nothing unusual about  the other partitions being
> okay - just a matter
> >>of location of the sectors on the platter(s). Be
> suspicious of the
> >>entire disk though.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> 
> You may as well do the entire disk:
> 
> dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1k conf=sync,noerror
> 
> Install the new disk as hda & run your fsck on hda3.
> 
> -- 
> 
> Toby Bluhm
> 
> 
> 
> 
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