[rescue] SCSI Problem
zach at zachlowry.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:13 CST 2003
Hello again everyone!
I've been fighting this problem for a couple of weeks now and I haven't
been able to figure out what's going on. I have a Quantum Atlas 10kII
73.4gb drive that was in my primary workstation for some time. I had
noticed it getting louder and making a whining, but I just assumed that
it was showing it's age a little, as I have had a lot of older SCSI
drives make similar sounds. Besides, what with school keeping me busy,
I didn't really have time to fool with it anyhow.
It turns out that I probably should of made a little time, because it
woke me up one morning at about 5:00 with it's abrasive loudness. I
walked in the CPU room, saw that it was running an AV scan, and just
hit the power button. It went through the shutdown process and shut
I got up at about 7:00 to turn it back on and see what was up. The
drive spun up, seeming louder than I'd ever heard, only to spin back
down a few moments later. The SCSI BIOS seemed to detect something at
ID 0, but it could never actually register the drive. So, I said that
my drive was dead and left it at that. I went downstairs and bought a
new, identical, drive.
When I got my new drive and plugged it in, much to my surprise, it did
the exact same thing. Spins up to a very high speed, then spins back
down. I tried unplugging the SCSI cable, no luck. I changed the SCA
adapter, no luck. I used another power cable, no luck. I tried another
machine, no luck. I was almost sure that it was the power supply going
nuts, but now I don't think that's the case.
Has anyone ever seen something like this happen before? What on Earth
could be causing this?
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