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SubjectRe: Is my SATA/400GB drive dying?
Alistair John Strachan wrote:

>On Tuesday 14 February 2006 10:43, Erik Mouw wrote:
>
>
>>On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 08:18:47PM -0500, Justin Piszcz wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Still get the errors:
>>>
>>>[ 2311.980127] ata3: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/04 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ
>>>0xb/00/00
>>>[ 2311.980134] ata3: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
>>>[ 2311.980138] ata3: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
>>>
>>>
>>FWIW, this could be related to smartctl trying to monitor the disk.
>>Try this:
>>
>> smartctl -d ata -a /dev/sdX
>>
>>If that complains about SMART being disabled, enable it with:
>>
>> smartctl -d ata -e /dev/sdX
>>
>>
>
>Are you sure this isn't something obvious like an insufficiently large power
>supply in the system? I've had strange SATA errors before because I was
>running 4 HDs and a 6600GT on a 360W PSU.
>
>
>
I have very similar problems - I spent £70ish on a decent branded,
reviewed 500W PSU and *still* have the exact same problems.

David

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