[rescue] Ultra 5 Weirdness

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Wed Jul 9 16:11:18 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 03:00:50PM -0400, J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
> I've got an Ultra 5/400 that I just installed two new disks in: a 
> Quantum LCT20 20gb drive and a Quantum LCT15 15gb drive.
> The LCT20 spins down after being accessed for a while, and will not spin 
> up until the machine is rebooted.  Normally, I would jsut chalk this up 
> to a bad disk, but the disk performs flawlessly in a Dell POS that I 
> have here.
> Any suggestions?  The LCT15 does not seem to suffer from this issue.

Do you have power-saving turned on?  Maybe Solaris is spinning the
disk down in the background.

Also, look for a command to query and set the S.M.A.R.T. values.  I am
not sure what this command is called on Solaris; on some other
platforms it is smartctl, atatctl, etc.  It could be the drive is set
to spin down after x minutes of inactivity.

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