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SubjectRe: IDE error on 2.4.17
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It's a dev box anyway - just for tinkering.  Even so, it's annoying.

Someone asked what the drive model was: IBM-DTLA-305030.

Will send the bugger back in the morning.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Rees" <dbr@greenhydrant.com>
To: "Linux Kernel Mailing List" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: IDE error on 2.4.17


> On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 06:50:15PM -0000, Simon Turvey wrote:
> > The drive's less than a year old :-(
> >
> > Should I try disabling some of the UDMA stuff?
>
> Age of the disk doesn't matter, they'll die at any age. They seem to die
> most frequently either within one year, or after 3 years.
>
> Turning off UDMA probably won't help, it looks like it's time to restore
> from backups. If you try to recover data from the disk, make sure you
mount
> it in read-only mode if you can get the drive that far up if you reboot.
>
> -Dave
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