On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 08:17:50PM -0700, David Bear wrote: > i just installed 4.9-rel. after having the system on for about two > hours I got a console message that device ad0 had timed out. then the > system froze. > > after a reboot (power off then on) the systems has been working fine. > > The HD is standard seagate barracuda ATA drive (30 gig). I am using > an ata100 cable. > > now I'm nervous. don't know why the drive would have had the error. > Are there any freebsd utils that I can use to test the drive?
You can download a test utility from the (Formely iBM) Hitchi Global Storage site. I t works on all the SMART compatible drives (pretty much all the drives sold in the last year or 2) that I;ve tried it on. I did have one drive that FreebSD was complaining about that repeatedly passed the tests from this, but I finally got it to show errorson teh excersiser in it. SMART monitoring tools are a HUGE help, but AFAIK only supported in 5.x for FreeBSD. -- "They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"