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Re: [tlug] 1,5 Tb HDDs

On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 18:56:58 +0900
CL <> wrote:

> Is the crash / program fail issue with 1.5Tb HDDs an issue with all 
> Linux, all Debian-based distros, or just Ubuntu and its derivatives?  I 
> am having problems with constant crashes of Vuze on a Xubuntu system and 
> am trying to determine whether the fact that one of the several HDDs it 
> writes to is an NTFS 1.5Tb internal may be the cause / play a role, even 
> though the OS is installed on an ext4 formatted 2Tb internal HDD.  After 
> eliminating all of the usual suspects, I've borrowed a certain 
> sharp-edged instrument from Mr. Occam and am now chasing the oddball 
> theories.

Having a couple of 2TB drives for a few years and fought with many
disk related problems and assuming with "constant crashes" you mean
system lock-ups that are not resolved until you power reboot the computer,
my guess would be:
* The 1.5TB disk fails/crashes during operation with some weird error.
* The SATA controller or its driver fail at properly handling that
error and crash, blocking the whole system.

There are a few possible ways to fix it: 
* look for an firmware update for the disk
* buy another disk from another vendor.[1]
* report the issue to the kernel developers, they might have a good idea.

			Attila Kinali

[1] Assuming that the disk vendor of your disk starts with an S, i would
suggest you try those with a W or H. 
Why does it take years to find the answers to
the questions one should have asked long ago?

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