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Re: device timeouts on hard disks no matter what..

> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:13:15PM +0200, Teemu Rinta-aho wrote:
>> > On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 10:08:33PM +0200, Teemu Rinta-aho wrote:
>> > unfortunably no, not at this time. It could be an issue with a
>> > specific revision of this AHCI controller ...
>> But at least it is not the only controller I have that has problems.
>> I get also write timeouts on my Intel Mini-ITX which has piixide
>> if I remember correctly.
> Well, I use both piixide(4) and ahcisata(4) with raidframe
> (and other pciide controllers too) and each time I got timeout
> issues (or random I/O error from the drives) this got fixed
> with a stronger PSU or cable remplacement. All my raidframe devices
> are working fine these days.

I believe that. I also had trouble free four or five years. Maybe
I have just picked bad hardware two times in a row, even if the
probability to do that is really low. I can't remember if I have
ever had a problem this persistent and costing so much money to

Maybe I start the third round by changing the cables again and then
finding yet another pair of disks to try with...


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