[SATLUG] ssd problem
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 17:10:01 CDT 2014
Howard Haradon wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I installed a small (40G) Intel ssd drive a couple of years ago, but have
>> not been using it.
>> At boot I get:
> < SNIP >
>> Running hdparm I get:
>> # hdparm -I /dev/sdc
>> HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Input/output error
>> The data that was on this drive is not particularly important, but is there
>> a way to recover the drive? Or do I just discard it?
>> -- Bruce
> Have you looked to see if Intel offers a HD test
> CD to check out your drive?
I started to do that, but ended up removing the drive. I then
downloaded a utility from Intel and put it back in the system. Without
changing anything, it works again. I didn't have to run the Intel
utility. It seams that just removing the power and then restarting got
an effective reset. Curious.
I do note that the SSD is not particularly fast. It is plugged into a
SATA-2 port, but I get:
Timing buffered disk reads: 484 MB in 3.01 seconds = 160.90 MB/sec
root at blfs [ /home/bdubbs ]# hdparm -t /dev/sdb3
Comparing to a standard rotating drive:
Timing buffered disk reads: 396 MB in 3.01 seconds = 131.37 MB/sec
That's about 23% faster, but I don't consider that a dramatic difference.
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