Solved

SCSI Drive formatting

Posted on 1998-01-04
6
436 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
I have a Maxtor 760 meg hard drive model XT-8760S. I can "see" it on the SCSI chain with FWD HD Tool Kit ver. 1.6.2. When I try to format this drive I get the following message:
SCSI Error Code Infromation
Command: Format Unit
SCSI Error: CHECK CONDITION
Sense Key: Medium error
Additional
Sense Data: Defect List Error

IS MY DRIVE TOAST?
What does this mean and how did it get thiw way.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Kevin
0
Comment
Question by:kromyn
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
rbr earned 100 total points
ID: 1538149
This sounds like your HD has server hardware errors. Try formating
your HD on a different computer. If this doesn't work, you have to
exchange your HD to a new one.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:TheHub
ID: 1538150
more information is needed. scsi drivers go out of date almost every time apple brings out a new system. the currnet version of FWB is 2.0.6. there are other things that need to be addressed as well. i see no mention in your question of a server and therefore, disagree with rbr's response (no offense rbr). your drive can be seen on the scsi chain because the info you are seeing is on the scsi controller board of the drive, not on the platters. we need to know:
what OS version
what machine
what other scsi devices are connected
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:TheHub
ID: 1538151
addendum:
it is doubtful that your drive is toast.
0
Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:jrhelgeson
ID: 1538152
Sounds Like you need to check the drive for proper termination?
Do you have an active terminator on the chain?

Joel
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 1538153
Of course you know that the XT-8760S is an "antique".  I'm assuming that you got it 2nd hand.  Do you know that the drive is good?  With a drive this old, and likely removed from service in another system, it could be bad.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:jrhelgeson
ID: 1538154
In addition, try performing a Low Level format.

0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A common question or need, when setting-up a new Mac for someone would be to make all of the applications, installed, available from the dock. Many people often do not realize an application is installed unless it is in the dock. Creating a custo…
There is a security feature on iOS devices that is nearly impenetrable when it has been activated.  This article will provide some possible solutions as well as necessary steps to take to ensure you do not end up with a locked device.
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question