[linux-lvm] Disc crash, want to recover some data... PLEASE HELP!

Anders Widman andewid at tnonline.net
Mon Dec 30 12:43:02 UTC 2002

> On Monday, 30 December 2002, at 03:44:10 +0100,
> Olof Aldin wrote:

>> I have 3 hard drives in a few PVs in one VG, and one of the hard drives
>> (IBM 75 GXP, 46GB) crashed today... It can't be read at all or even detected
>> by my BIOS. When I connect it to the IDE bus no discs on that interface are
>> found at all...
> Maybe off-topic here, but these IBM hard drives seem to be defective, and
> have effective MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) that low, that perhaps
> this drive won't be the last to crash in short time.

> If I am not wrong, there are several places that document these
> problems, as well as similar ones with some Fujitsu's hard drives. Just
> in case, search the Internet and replace your disk before they crash.

Download their Drive Fitness Test from the www.storage.ibm.com
It  can  test  your drives.... But it is true though, the 75GXP series
had a very high RMA frequency..


> Hope my off-topic helps.

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