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    SubjectRe: IDE Disk Problems

    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.




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