[rescue] x86 power question

Meelis Roos mroos at linux.ee
Wed Nov 15 01:04:07 CST 2006

> I borrowed a laptop from a roommate last night and put one of the boot
> disks into a USB cannister, and Seagate's tools id'd it.  No problems
> were found, but I didn't complete the surface scan (it was only at 11%
> done after 7 hours *ouch*).  While not 100% confirming, it's a strong
> indication that the mobo IDE is fsck'd from the sagging power.

Hmm. I recently had a Seagate 300G SATA drive that dropped out of RAID 
several times and seemed very slow. Running surface scan on other disks 
was fast but took 12+ hours with this one - but all tests were OK. The 
disk was replaced and everything started working fine.

Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)

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