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Josh-D. S. Davis

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Drive Arrays
Josh 201604 KWP
So, /dev/sda is on the SIL-3132 add-in card which runs at UDMA/100 on single-lane PCIe.

The drive on here runs 25% faster than the other 4 identical drives on ICH7 internal ports at UDMA/133.

Also, when idle, the ST32000542AS drives make the click every 20-21 seconds.

I heard rumors that updating to CC35 to remove the clicks also prevents drop-outs under Linux MDRAID.

Vague rumors of it being related to a drive spindown when queried for SMART.

Seagate offers a bootable ISO for this, but it says, no, sorry, can't update your drive.

I run the command-line tool to update, and it works for the 4 on ICH7 ports, but the SIL3130 drives get garbled model/serial from query with their tool.

OK, well, losing the drives on the ICH7 is worse because it kills 2 drives at once due to weirdness with this intel desktop board. I'll leave it with the one on CC34.

Then, I go to run smartctl and it fails to get any info... I'm freaking out, pissed, etc...

and then I realize I'm not root.