Is disk really bad if mkfs.ext4 -c -c reports errors?
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Wed Jan 11 16:09:41 UTC 2017
On 17-01-11 10:45 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> SMART can say a disk is 100% perfect and it fails the next day. I have
> had this too, many times.
This may be true, but SMART *should* be able to reliably tell you if the
hard drive has *already* failed. The OP is reporting drive related
problems, but no SMART errors.
*If* those statements are correct as given, that means something is
going pear shaped in the IO logic path, (for lack of a better name, I
juts made that up.). Checking the cable is a good, quick, low cost
idea, but the problem can be anywhere from a bad chip on the drive, the
cable, the IO chipset on the Motherboard, bad RAM, or heck, even a
failing CPU, (though I admit, that last one is the rarest I've ever seen
for something like this.)
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