Got a new HD for my aging server. Is a WD500AAKS. This rig has no SATA, so I connected through a VIA card that was working ok with a WD 80G. Now I get these messages.

May  6 18:57:30 asuracenturix kernel: [114177.444092] ata3: hard resetting link
May  6 18:57:30 asuracenturix kernel: [114177.780064] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 310)
May  6 18:57:30 asuracenturix kernel: [114177.807356] ata3.00: configured for UDMA/33
May  6 18:57:30 asuracenturix kernel: [114177.807395] ata3: EH complete

Do you think is a hardware problem? Should I return the drive? This means without the server until the shop graciously checks the drive and decide it is MY problem?

asked 06 May '10, 23:11

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(20 Apr '11, 13:45) rfelsburg ♦



It may be that it's underpowered.

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answered 07 May '10, 00:50

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Thanks. I read that somewhere and took out another hard-drive as to reduce the consumption, but nothing changed.

(07 May '10, 18:43) LiquidPaper

Is this set as you primary disk, is the controller the primary target set in your system BIOS?

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answered 08 May '10, 01:51

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No, the system boots from PATA (and has a SONY CD only) in the slave channel.

(13 May '10, 23:14) LiquidPaper

Since you didn't post dmesg or /var/log/messages we can only guess. Do you have a 3.0 Gbps drive but only a 1.5 Gbps controller on your mobo? If so you'll get that message, but the kernel should load the proper driver for the controller and the drive should be recognized and mountable.

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