[mythtv-users] OT: Hard disks randomly not found
derliebegott at gmail.com
Tue May 26 08:03:46 UTC 2009
2009/5/25 Alex Butcher <mythlist at assursys.co.uk>:
> On Mon, 25 May 2009, Ma Begaj wrote:
>> I had 3x320 GB (Samsung) in my desktop/mythbox. I decided to take out
>> two of these drives, replace them with one 1TB disk (Samsung Green...)
>> and leave one of these 320GB drives for some other files.
>> I saw some I/O error in syslog while copying file from 320GB disks to
>> 1TB disk but copying finished nicely.
>> But the problem persisted.
>> During boot process some disks are not being recognized and BIOS POST
>> is taking minutes to list the hardware.
> I've had the same problem; it was a loose SATA cable, though there was no
> visual indication that it was so. I found it by disconnecting and
> reconnecting all my SATA HDDs.
> It might be worth investing in some SATA cables with latching connectors,
> such as those from startech.com.
>> Any ideas?
Thanks, I am getting new cables today and I will report back. I hope
that I do not have to replace motherboard.
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