Thursday, May 13
For the new server (the 1.4TB server) we bought four Western Digital 200GB SATA drives, and added 4 200GB Western Digital regular-IDE drives we already had.
Two of the four SATA drives were D.O.A. and had to be replaced.
Now the filesystem has gone wonky and the data, as far as I can see, is totally trashed. Fortunately, we have copies of everything on other servers.
I'm running a scan for bad blocks on all the drives. Nothing on the regular IDE drives (so far), and literally hundreds on the SATA drives.
Either we've got a bad batch of drives here (I find it hard to believe that Western Digital is usually this crappy) - or these SATA controllers do not actually work, as such.
Update: If you put two of these SATA controllers in one box, everything appears to work fine until you actually start to use it, at which point the badness sets in. We hadn't planned to do that originally, but then Linux couldn't recognise the SATA controller on the motherboard and...
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