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by mornfall
25 May 2012, 14:55
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: bad sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Re: bad sectors

I have read up a bit on how drives handle power failures, and this should, on reasonably modern drives, never cause trouble. The mechanism supposedly uses the rotational inertia of the platter to feed power into enough of the system to park the heads safely. We had another power outage today though,...
by mornfall
21 May 2012, 02:43
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: bad sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Re: bad sectors

Ok, I am giving it a last chance, running a read-write badblocks test (which will take a couple days, it seems). I really hate warranty processes. So if a read-write scan gives a final list and no new sectors go bad I'm happy enough. I'm wondering if a sudden power loss could have caused this? Presu...
by mornfall
19 May 2012, 11:25
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: bad sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Re: bad sectors

And more bad sectors appeared. That's so very inconvenient. :-( Anyone knows what's the warranty policy? I don't like the idea of being without a B3 for a month or more... (Nor I like the idea of losing a few hundred sectors a week...)
by mornfall
18 May 2012, 09:10
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: bad sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Re: bad sectors

Well, I have mostly restored things to their original state, after marking the bad blocks with fsck. So far, things seem to hold together.
by mornfall
11 May 2012, 06:34
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: bad sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

bad sectors

Hi, I recently (well, not recently, but I recently discovered it) ran into some bad sectors in my bubba. I don't know why this happened or how, and I have thought that drives are supposed to relocate bad sectors behind the scenes. Well, either way, I now have some holes in the drive (and filesystem)...
by mornfall
21 Oct 2010, 05:53
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: External USB drive & B3.
Replies: 18
Views: 9336

Re: External USB drive & B3.

Hm. The drive does not come with any other connections (just a single USB) and no external power supply or connector. So I guess though luck. I have sort of thought it would be easier to copy the data from the disk directly instead of going through a laptop and network... well, I guess I can go the ...
by mornfall
19 Oct 2010, 19:10
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: External USB drive & B3.
Replies: 18
Views: 9336

External USB drive & B3.

Hi! Compliments on the really nice HW & SW that is B3! Anyhow, I tried to attach an external USB drive (2.5" WD, just USB and no external power) and it this is what I see in dmesg: [26436.898069] usb 1-1.2: new high speed USB device using orion-ehci and address 4 [26436.918650] hub 1-1:1.0: unable t...