[ale] More on Bad HDD?
cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Sat Jun 22 10:04:58 EDT 2002
The other drive is a Seagate.
On Sat, 2002-06-22 at 09:50, msmith at mikeandmel.com wrote:
> What kind of hard drive do you have? If its a Maxtor,
> you may have to turn the write verify on....
> Check out http://www.maxtor.com/Maxtorhome.htm. There
> is a utility called wvset.exe. I had a similar problem
> that was fixed by turning the write verify on. It slows
> down the hard drive but it forces a write verify thus(I
> can only guess) avoiding the CRC Errors.
> Here's the exact information from the Maxtor site:
> Maxtor hard drives are normally shipped with the "write
> verify" feature enabled. The "write verify" feature is
> enabled to provide protection against any particles
> that may have moved caused by mishandling. This feature
> is enabled only for the first 10 power cycles after
> which the feature will be disabled. A power cycle is
> the normal shutdown operations of the computer,
> including turning the power off.
> "Write Verify" performs a Read of the data just written
> to the hard drive and validates the data via the Cyclic
> Redundancy Check (CRC), providing additional assurance
> that the data written to the hard drive was written
> correctly. When Write Verify is enabled, the WRITE
> performance of the drive is affected as a read occurs
> for each write. When disabled WRITE performance is
> improved as, a read is not performed for each write.
> When performing benchmark operations the "write verify"
> feature should be disabled to insure valid comparisons
> to other products that do not offer this capability in
> their product.
> To enable, disable, or set occurrence values(number of
> power on/off cycles) for the "Write Verify" operation
> please refer to the WVSET Program
> cfowler wrote
> > HaHa! I just installed RH7.3 on a new machine with a
> new HDD and guess
> > what? I get BadCRC errors. This is not a bad HDD
> issue. The driver
> > needs fixing.
> > Chris
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