Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
Evan Martin
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new hard drive

My new hard drive, every five minutes or so, starts lightly humming and occasionally clicking. Like the sound reiserfs makes when it mounts a disk. Nothing in dmesg.

It's like Final Destination in computers: I managed to salvage the data before, and now the grim reaper of data loss is coming for what it tried to claim a year ago.
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  • flipped bits

    % bdiff /mnt/disk1/large_file /mnt/disk2/same_large_file diffing: [........................................] offset diff 346360387: 01011111 :…

  • yep, it's toast / wait, no it's not

    It wasn't the USB enclosure. Error 47 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 2330 hours (97 days + 2 hours) Model Family: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7…

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