Serious disk problem

wG|Agent M agent_m at
Thu Nov 13 21:32:57 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-11-13 at 19:43 +0000, R Kimber wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:44:21 +0800
> wG|Agent M wrote:
> > Is ubuntu installed on the disks that your having issues with, or are
> > they secondary drives, and if secondary are they connected via usb or
> > pci? Might be worth running a memory test overnight see if that returns
> > any issues?
> The disk is a secondary, data, disk.  It is an internal SATA disk - WD Red
> 3.0TB.
> Thanks.  I'll try a memory test.
> - Richard.
> -- 
> Richard Kimber

Ah sorry...I meant usb or SATA ( that's what happens when the wife won't
stop talking )

You may be right about the motherboard....but I would run the memory
test, and possibly even run a scan on the HDD that Ubuntu is installed
on, just to make sure there is nothing tripping you up there. Does the
new drive pass SMART Selftest? and what file system is the drive?

I would also try ( in the interest of thoroughness ) swapping out the
SATA cable, and even trying a different SATA header on the mobo. just to
eliminate any bad contact / header issues.

The WD Reds I think were designed for NAS, but should still be fine,
just a bit slower I think. And of course Gene's suggestion of updating
the firmware on the drive is a good idea to, but given your having the
same issue with the old and new drive, I would possibly try the other
suggestions first.


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