[Coco] OT: Help with horrible bad NAS purchase, Linux EXT3 file system blindly used.
Stephen H. Fischer
SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Sun Dec 6 03:18:34 EST 2009
Thanks for the response.
> Modern drives map out bad blocks and map in spare blocks.
That's my understanding also. I hope that this cannot be prevented some how.
That may be my salivation if I do not return the drive to Mexico for another
one. (Five year warranty perhaps.)
I did not find the forum until after I had gotten my first replacement unit.
Lots of horror stories, I added mine own.
The question is, should I just hang on and hope for the best or try and get
Seagate to exchange the bad drive again? Another failure soon would suggest
Is the Mirror software part of Linux EXT3 or must it be Maxtor / Seagate's
code? The web interface surely is. My only knowledge of Linux is that it is
something like OS-9.
If Seagate refuses to an exchange for another drive, I will have to remove
the drive, put it into one of my Windows systems and reformat it to NTFS and
then look at the drive counters.
There are instructions pointed to on the forum as to how to read the EXT3
file system under Windows, I did not see any instructions as to how the
counters can be read.
And sorry for the test message and shortened post, why the bounce of the
first long post rejection from the list server sent to me?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Pittel" <fwp at deepthought.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 11:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] OT: Help with horrible bad NAS purchase,Linux EXT3 file
system blindly used.
> I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with the array. I hope that
> ext3 doesn't
> block out bad blocks on a drive. On a standard linux installation the
> command "badblocks"
> scans devices for badblocks and maps them out of the filesystem. Modern
> drives map out bad
> blocks and map in spare blocks.
> Wish I could be of more help but with only a limited web interface there's
> not much you can
> do to fix things at the OS levels.
I never expected such an utterly primitive interface!!!
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