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SubjectRe: [OT] Howl of soul...
Samium Gromoff wrote:
>
> dear people!
>
> Sorry for OT, but i want only good to you, lkml
> people...
> If you are to buy a new ide drive, do not buy
> recent IBM 7200 drives!!!
> The story begins when at February of this year i`ve bought
> perfectly shining ever-fast IBM DTLA-307045...
> After 3 months i`ve hardly regreted about such
> decision: drive started to covers himself with a thick
> layer of logical-not-physical badblocks (ie lowlevel
> reformat doesnt show anything).
> So i went to storagereview and lerned about the matter.
> As i found, these drives had an internal controller bug.
>
> So i said okay, while restoring 3rd time my reiserfs
> and dumping data to spare drive, and went to
> replace the drive to perfectly new and shining
> IBM IC35L040AVER07-0 also known as 60GXP.
>
> Now i`am heavily punished for that.
> Badblocks are reapperaing on runtime.
> After they appeared first time i`ve attached large
> fan to the drive, so it was cold(!) to touch. Also
> i stopped to transport the drive between boxes.
>
> Nevertheless these fscking logical badblocks
> appeared again twice.
>
> The fact is, that we had bought these drives
> with my friend synchronusly, and now he owns
> quantum drive, after 75gxp and 60gxp...
> Ofcourse he had similar problems.... (btw he use windoze)
>
> I am _tired_ fixing my poor reiserfs root partition.
> I can say that now i`am expert on how to restore
> badblocked reiserfs partiotions... ;(
>
> Beware.
>
> ---
>
> cheers,
>
> Samium Gromoff
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I am confused, you and your friend both had problems, and you used IBM and he
used quantum? Do they have similar electronics?

Take a look at www.namesys.com, there is a badblocks patch, god@namesys.com will
tell you details about it.

hans
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