SCSI Errors after a recovered image.

Posted on 2003-03-10
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25

I have a problem. Afer an image recover using DiskImage, I receive this error from the SCSI controller (AIC-7890 V. 2.20): "Drive on SCSI-xxxx (address) exceeded failre prediction threshold".

Several tests on the hard disk indicates that the hard disk has no read/write errors.

Some suggestions ?


Question by:Lockwar
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Expert Comment

by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 8106049
What tests are you running to determine that the drive is OK?  That message is being generated by SMART and is passed onto the ScSI controller.  Is the disk an IBM drive?  If so, then it may very well be failing.  IBM had a ton of drives failing, especially ones made in Hungary.  Check the drive to see wehre it was manufactured.  If its an IBM drive, you can get the Hitachi/IBM Drive Fitness Test here:

Also try installing the IBM/Hitachi "SMARTDefender":


Author Comment

ID: 8110234
The HD is a MAXTOR.

The tests performed with the internal Adaptec's read test, SiSoft Sandra and HDDUtil.

It's strange that the errors appeared after the restored image.

Also I tried to monitor the HD with S.M.A.R.T Disk Monitor (By SANTools)and all the attributer are under specs.

Thanks !
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Expert Comment

by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 8110946
Have you used Maxtor's diags?  They are tuned to their drives and may turn up something that the others (even Adaptec's) are missing.

Have you tried re-restoring the image again?


Author Comment

ID: 8119073
I tried with the Maxtor's diags (MAXTOR bought QUANTUM HD Division)...... it doesn't perform a real scandisk but only show the SMART status:

 MAXTOR Corporation "SCSIMAX Data Protection System"                     Ver 1.20
                                                   Date : 3/11/2003

     Start testing Dev [00:00]

     Vendor ID    : QUANTUM

     Product ID   : ATLAS 10K 9WLS  

     Serial Number: 119014140626

     Firmware Rev : UCP0

     RAM Buffer Test                               - PASS

     Drive Diagnostic Test                         - PASS

     SMART Check                                   - FAIL

     SMART Check Failed - SMART Check Failed
     Validation Code:      B10144

It's really strange..... the SMART seem really "damaged" but no others info about....

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Accepted Solution

Kyle Schroeder earned 1000 total points
ID: 8119623
In this case, you probably want to contact Maxtor's RMA gropu with the above validation code and get them to send a replacement drive. See this page:


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