Subject: Re: IDE bad sector remapping vs. write-cache
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/18/2003 09:32:04
On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, Matthias Scheler wrote:

> In article <>,
> 	Frederick Bruckman <> writes:
> > I had a WD 80gb that would silently write erroneous data whenever it
> > got hot.
> Are you sure that it is really the disk's fault? That sounds more like
> something which one of VIA's broken chipsets would cause.

Hmm. The chipset is an SiS 530, and it's not really 1.6.1, it's 1.6.1
+ selected pull-ups from 1.6.2, to let the drives use UDMA mode 4.
Forcing them to UDMA mode 2 didn't help, though. Moreover, I don't
have any such problem with the Seagate ST3120023A. After replacing the
WD with a Seagate, I haven't seen the problem recur. It's not a very
good case, either -- any drive in that position gets hot to the touch,
but the Seagate evidently can handle the heat better.