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SCSI drive - Physical media error

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December 11, 2001 4:55:01 AM

Seagate Disc Manager says that 2 of my 3 Seagate SCSI drives have a 'physical media error'. Seagate's Disc Wizard announced that they both had 'serious geometry problems'.

Can utility software fix these problems? If so, what software do you recommend?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Larry Mehl
mehl@cyvest.com
December 11, 2001 12:01:06 PM

Try running the Low Level Format and the Write Verification from the SCSI utility within the SCSI controllers BIOS and see if you still get that error after running those. If there is a problem with the drive it will let you know from those utilitys to.

I would also make sure that you have the cable terminated properly also. Termination plays a really big part in SCSI hard drives.

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