Kris Reilly on Wed, 12 Mar 2003 22:01:13 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] Hard Drives Crashing

Oh. Thanks for the explanation.

These drives are brand new and have been running helter-skelter since
the moment they were brought online.  So, I'm guessing this isn't the
problem either.

I'm leaning toward kernel bug and/or a faulty batch of hardware.


On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 21:25, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 08:35:44PM -0500, Kris Reilly wrote:
> > What is stiction?
> When you leave old drives off for long enough (which could be a
> pretty short time) their metallic parts sieze up with each other.
> Chilling (in the freezer, over night) can help get drives back
> online that fall to this (shrinks the parts, frees them from each
> other... make sure there's NO humidity floating around, obviously;
> Ziplocks help).
> The long-term solution is just to keep them powered and spinning.
> (We've got a few old MetaStor and even older FalconRAID arrays at
> work that I've been forbidden from unplugging and moving to storage
> because the disks are known to stiction... we don't especially care,
> but the eventual eBay buyer probably would.)
Kris Reilly <>

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