On Sat, 18 Apr 2009 17:33:45 +0200 "mac.tc" <raszo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> hi, can anyone tell me what this message is related to? > > WRITE_DMA UDMA ICRC error (retrying request) LBA=62939519 > > drive/hardware failing? > i am seeing a lot of it lately on a particular disk where i have > tried a few different installs and don't always > get this problem. i have seen it disappear after some painstaking > before a reinstall this disk, like wiping the whole disk clean > before install, checking geometry is right, but maybe coincidence? > it is a sata300, 7.2 beta1 amd64 and i am thinking there is problem > with the disk, but the error varied a bit with different installs > (i.e. whether i see the error or not) I suggest installing 'sysutils/smartmontools', checking the health, -H, and if it shows up healthy, run a long self test. If the long self test completes with out issue, it is most likely a bad cable, some what odd for SATA, but I've had it happen several times back in the days of PATA.
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