[nycbug-talk] hard error reading fsbn...

G T unixenigma
Tue Jan 4 01:13:35 EST 2005

--- alex at pilosoft.com wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> > I'm thinking this is probably not a cabling issue
> (one drive on one good
> > ATA-133 cable) since it's not doing the "falling
> back to PIO mode" or
> > "resetting devices" which I've seen on other
> borderline failures.
> > 
> > Does anyone know specifically what "status=59
> error=40" might be trying
> > to tell me?
> your drive is dead. status=59 might tell some
> detailed information (track 
> seek or crc error or etc), but the bottom line is,
> make backup of what you 
> have and throw it away.
> -alex

Before throwing it away, maybe
try low-level format on it with the manufacturer
software and do test-through - I solved this problem
on 2 of my drives some time ago by doing this.


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