[svlug] Re: Re: case of the disappearing scsi disks
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Thu Sep 19 13:24:00 PDT 2002
Quoting N. Thomas, from the post of Thu, 19 Sep:
> > overheat and screw up I/O either by heating their controller, or by actual
> > damage to the head/plates.
> Hmm, interesting...I can imagine this happening to one disks, but both dying
> at the same time? Is it possible that the SCSI controller card itself is
> bad? I don't know if the SCSI bios utility I mentioned in the original post
> runs off the controller card or what -- it does find the SCSI adapter
> however, but is that the same as the SCSI controller card?
one SCSI controller getting fried on the bus (the disks each have a
controller on board) can electrically screw up the communications for
all the bus' users. try each one of the disks seperately, check the
in any event, I still wouldn't trust such old disks with my info, even
if one or both wake up from their coma.
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