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is my system drive getting too hot?

thanks for all the replies guys. I'm going to do the finger test next... :)

Regarding correlated disk failures, my plan is to force a raid rebuild 
every week to catch faults early. I'm not sure how well that's going to 
work. Also, I've had a lot of problems with WD drives in the past and 
have sworn never to buy them, but in this case, it came with the system 
when I bought it. The WD drive has not showing any errors, but I got the 
following entry in my logs last night...

 WARNING:  Kernel Errors Present
             res 50/00:00:2e:f6:ef/00:00:59:00:00/e0 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error) ...:  1 Time(s)
             res 50/00:00:46:93:53/00:00:29:00:00/e0 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error) ...:  1 Time(s)
             res 50/00:00:de:07:ee/00:00:34:00:00/e0 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error) ...:  1 Time(s)
    ata5.00: irq_stat 0x08000000, interface fatal error ...:  3 Time(s)
    ata5: SError: { UnrecovData 1 ...:  3 Time(s)

That's a new drive I put in about 3 days ago...

Cheers. Steve.

Mark J Dulcey wrote:
> On 11/8/2009 8:12 PM, Stephen Adler wrote:
>> Guys,
>> I spent a bunch of time setting up smartd on my system at work last week
>> and now I'm getting nightly e-mails regarding my disk drives. (the
>> latest one is cut and pasted into the e-mail.) notice sda, and the
>> temperatures over 100. Is this something I need to worry about? The sda
>> is a WD drive, while all the other drives are seagate.
> Certainly a possibility. Last month I suffered two drive failures: one 
> 80GB drive in my email server (half of a mirrored pair) and one 200GB 
> drive (one part of a five-drive RAID 5 array). Both were WD drives and 
> both seem to still be partially functional but run very very hot, much 
> hotter than the Seagate and Maxtor drives that are still in use. Both 
> have been retired; the 5x200GB array has been replaced with a mirrored 
> pair of new 1.5TB drives, and the 2x80 pair has been replaced with a 
> 2x200 pair salvaged from the former RAID 5 set. I haven't yet figured 
> out what to do with the remaining 80GB drive.
>  From what I've heard about RAID 5, I'm fortunate that I got out with 
> just the one drive failure and got all the data safely onto new disks 
> before another drive failure. But it might help that the 5 drives were 
> NOT matched; there were two Seagate, two Maxtor, and one WD, and no two 
> drives were from the same manufacturing lot. The four remaining 200GB 
> drives have been divided between two 200GB mirrored setups (one here and 
> one at a friend's house) and each is a mismatched pair; I deliberately 
> did NOT put the ones from the same manufacturer together to minimize the 
> probability of correlated failures.
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