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Re: ATA errors.

From: Adam K Kirchhoff <adamk@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 23 Nov 2003 22:41:02 GMT

David Cuthbert <dacut@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Adam K Kirchhoff wrote:
>> I know for a fact that ad0, and the cable, are both ATA100.  And I'm
>> highly doubtful that there's anything actually wrong with the drive
>> itself.
>> Any idea if this might be something with the ata driver?

> Even though the cable is rated ATA100, try replacing it.  I've had 
> mysterious errors along these lines vanish (which I attribute to either 
> a few too many kinks in the cable, flaky/oxidized connectors, cable 
> gnomes, ...).

> In particular, I've had bad luck with the round cables they sell for 
> improved airflow.

Well, I grabbed an un-open cable from work that came with some Western
Digital drives we recently ordered, and I replaced the cable I was using
at home.  Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem, so I'm pretty
convinced this is a driver issue.

Is there anyway I could try and debug this further?


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