[mythtv-users] maxtor drive with buffer i/o errors...how to get data off?

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 16:46:17 EST 2005

On 12/13/05, anders smith <4nders at gmail.com> wrote:
> My main myth drive (a 200Gb Mator Diamond Max plus 9) suddenly
> dissappeared from sight.
> It was part of and LVM and formated with XFS. (I'm running FC3 based
> on Wilsonets howto)
> The system kept running except for mythbackend, it closed down and
> that was how I found out.
> I've tried fsck, gpart, fdisk and debugfs without luck.
> None of them can get past a read error...here are a few lines from the output.
> I get the same errors when I boot and use the abovementioned tools
> ---
> end_request: I/O error, dev 03:45 (hdb), sector 0
> dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
> ---
> Luckily the drive is still under warrenty and I've just requested the
> replacement from Maxtor.
> It would be great to get all the programs off first, but unless
> someone have here a hint of how I might do it, I'm screwed...
> thanks
> anders
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I can highly recommend a program called Spinrite:


Takes a while to run, but is usually able to get a drive working long
enough, to get the data off it.


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