On Sunday 07 September 2003 10:29 pm, Andrew L. Gould wrote: > On Sunday 07 September 2003 10:16 pm, Mark Terribile wrote: > > > > A drive problem seems unlikely; this was a new disk > > sealed in silver mylar and I expect these drives > > to be rock-solid. (Should I doubt this?) > > Yes, you should doubt this. I've had new IBM and a Western Digital > drives die on me this year. If you can, test the drive in a > different computer and/or operating system.
A HD, like any other device, is more likely to fail when its very new than at any other time. > For what it's worth, I have 120GB (Maxtor) hard drives in computers > running FreeBSD 4.8 and 5.1. FWIW the built-in Promise controller on my Asus A7V works well in 5.1-R with IBM/Hitachi 120G HD: atapci1: <Promise PDC20265 UDMA100 controller> port 0x7800-0x783f,0x8000-0x8003,0x8400-0x8407,0x8800-0x8803,0x9000-0x9007 mem 0xdd800000-0xdd81ffff irq 11 at device 17.0 on pci0 ata2: at 0x9000 on atapci1 ata3: at 0x8400 on atapci1 ad6: 117800MB <IC35L120AVV207-1> [239340/16/63] at ata3-master UDMA100 -- David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED] ===================================================================== The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"