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Old 04-17-2011, 06:55 PM
Brian Flaherty
 
Default Reformat/salvage old LaCie drive?

Hello,
I have an old LaCie 500 GB hard drive. I opened it up last night and see
that it is two 250 ATA/133 hard drives: one master, one slave on a
single IDE ribbon connector. (Hope my words are right.) It is connected
to my laptop via USB. (recent Debian Squeeze install on a Lenovo X201)


How do I reformat and test if the drive is reliable? I tried
repartitioning it with fdisk /dev/sdb1 yesterday, but I bet making it
one big partition was the wrong way to go. When I ran mkfs with
badblocks, I got a ton and mkfs gave up. Does that mean the drives are
junk or that I screwed up the partition table? I've looked on the web
for awhile, but haven't found an explanation of what I need to do. (I
assume that is because I don't have the right words.)


When I connect the drive, only one USB device shows up:
[10936.030963] usb 1-1.1: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
address 11

[10936.102777] usb 1-1.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
[10936.278360] usb 1-1.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
[10936.398277] hub 1-1:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1
[10948.543604] usb 1-1.1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
address 13
[10948.640561] usb 1-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=059f,
idProduct=0421
[10948.640567] usb 1-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
SerialNumber=3

[10948.640570] usb 1-1.1: Product: USB 2.0 LaCie Big Disk
[10948.640574] usb 1-1.1: Manufacturer: LaCie
[10948.640576] usb 1-1.1: SerialNumber: 19A00E00078F6C2D
[10948.640723] usb 1-1.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[10948.659536] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
[10948.659806] scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[10948.659948] usb-storage: device found at 13
[10948.659952] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[10948.659969] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[10948.659975] USB Mass Storage support registered.
[10953.649766] usb-storage: device scan complete
[10953.650698] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access LaCie Big Disk G467
PQ: 0 ANSI: 4

[10953.651471] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[10953.652483] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 980469503 512-byte logical blocks: (502
GB/467 GiB)

[10953.653102] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[10953.653107] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
[10953.653110] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[10953.668446] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[10953.668452] sdb: sdb1
[10953.688016] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[10953.688021] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk

and sdparm shows one device:

sdparm -6 /dev/sdb1
/dev/sdb1: LaCie Big Disk G467


Thanks for your time and any help, thoughts, etc.


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Old 04-17-2011, 07:49 PM
Jonathan Matthews
 
Default Reformat/salvage old LaCie drive?

On 17 April 2011 19:55, Brian Flaherty <bxf4@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have an old LaCie 500 GB hard drive. I opened it up last night and see
> that it is two 250 ATA/133 hard drives: one master, one slave on a single
> IDE ribbon connector. (Hope my words are right.) It is connected to my
> laptop via USB. (recent Debian Squeeze install on a Lenovo X201)
>
> How do I reformat and test if the drive is reliable?

Don't. It's 8/9/10 year old technology which has already started to
tell you it's going south. Just bin it.

Jonathan
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London, UK
http://www.jpluscplusm.com/contact.html


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