Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of SamsungF4EGBadBlocks


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Timestamp:
12/16/2010 09:58:47 PM (9 years ago)
Author:
Christian Franke
Comment:

Add link to HD204UI/JP patch, fix wiki syntax

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  • SamsungF4EGBadBlocks

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    4 '''* WARNING: Do not use smartmontools with Samsung HD155UI and HD204UI drives unless the firmware patch is already installed.'''
    5 
    6 '''* Samsung provides the firmware patch [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386 here].'''
    7 
    8 '''* This warning also applies to other tools which use IDENTIFY DEVICE to obtain drive information.''' The problem is not SMART related.
    9 
    10 '''* The problem could (at least) also be reproduced with [http://sourceforge.net/projects/hdparm/ hdparm] (on Linux
    11 and [http://hdparm-win32.dyndns.org/ Windows]) and with ''!SeaTools for Windows''.'''
    12 
    13 '''* THE SAMSUNG FIRMWARE PATCH DOES NOT CHANGE THE FIRMWARE VERSION NUMBER (Believe it or not!).'''
    14 
    15 * Smartctl 5.39.X and 5.40 print a [changeset:3215 warning] if the user has done a [wiki:Download#Updatethedrivedatabase drive database update] after 2010-11-24.
    16 
    17 * The warning will also be printed when the patch is already installed!
     4 * '''WARNING: Do not use smartmontools with Samsung HD155UI and HD204UI drives unless the firmware patch is already installed.'''
     5
     6 * '''Samsung provides separate patches for [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386 HD155UI and HD204UI] and for [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=387 HD204UI/JP].'''
     7
     8 * '''This warning also applies to other tools which use IDENTIFY DEVICE to obtain drive information.''' The problem is not SMART related.
     9
     10 * '''The problem could (at least) also be reproduced with [http://sourceforge.net/projects/hdparm/ hdparm] (on Linux and [http://hdparm-win32.dyndns.org/ Windows]) and with ''!SeaTools for Windows''.'''
     11
     12 * '''THE SAMSUNG FIRMWARE PATCH DOES NOT CHANGE THE FIRMWARE VERSION NUMBER (Believe it or not!).'''
     13
     14 * Smartctl 5.39.X and 5.40 print a [changeset:3215 warning] if the user has done a [wiki:Download#Updatethedrivedatabase drive database update] after 2010-11-24.
     15
     16 * The warning will also be printed when the patch is already installed!
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    2423(updated 2010-11-30):
    2524
    26 * Affected disk: SAMSUNG !SpinPoint F4 !EcoGreen 2TB
     25 * Affected disk: SAMSUNG !SpinPoint F4 !EcoGreen 2TB
    2726
    2827{{{Device Model: SAMSUNG HD204UI}}}[[BR]]
    2928{{{Firmware Version: 1AQ10001}}}
    3029
    31 * Problem: If the system writes to this disk and {{{smartctl -a}}} (5.40) is used at the same time, write errors are reported and bad blocks appear on the disk.
     30 * Problem: If the system writes to this disk and {{{smartctl -a}}} (5.40) is used at the same time, write errors are reported and bad blocks appear on the disk.
    3231
    3332This was reported by a reader and could be reproduced in c't magazine lab on the following system:
     
    3837SATA-AHCI-Driver: Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 9.6
    3938
    40 * It could also be reproduced under Linux (Fedora 14) if AHCI is enabled and the following commands are run in parallel:
     39 * It could also be reproduced under Linux (Fedora 14) if AHCI is enabled and the following commands are run in parallel:
    4140{{{
    4241# badblocks -svw -b 4096 /dev/sdd 4000000
     
    4443}}}
    4544
    46 * It could '''not''' be reproduced if the Intel H55 chipset is set to IDE mode.
    47 
    48 * It could also be reproduced on another system with an AMD chipset under Windows and drivers {{{msahci.sys}}} or {{{amdsata.sys}}}.
    49 
    50 * It could '''not''' be reproduced on the same AMD system and {{{amdsata.sys}}} driver with the following other disks:
     45 * It could '''not''' be reproduced if the Intel H55 chipset is set to IDE mode.
     46
     47 * It could also be reproduced on another system with an AMD chipset under Windows and drivers {{{msahci.sys}}} or {{{amdsata.sys}}}.
     48
     49 * It could '''not''' be reproduced on the same AMD system and {{{amdsata.sys}}} driver with the following other disks:
    5150
    5251{{{SAMSUNG HD322GJ (F4)}}}[[BR]]
     
    5857{{{WDC WD10EADS}}}
    5958
    60 * It could also be reproduced on an system with Intel P45 chipset.
    61 
    62 * It could also be reproduced on an AMD based system with NVIDIA nForce 520 chipset.
    63 
    64 * It could also be reproduced if only {{{smartctl -i}}} is used. This command sends only one ATA command to the disk: IDENTIFY DEVICE. No SMART functionality is used then.
    65 
    66 * It could also be reproduced with {{{hdparm -I}}} on Linux.
    67 
    68 * It could also be reproduced with Seagate ''!SeaTools for Windows''.
     59 * It could also be reproduced on an system with Intel P45 chipset.
     60
     61 * It could also be reproduced on an AMD based system with NVIDIA nForce 520 chipset.
     62
     63 * It could also be reproduced if only {{{smartctl -i}}} is used. This command sends only one ATA command to the disk: IDENTIFY DEVICE. No SMART functionality is used then.
     64
     65 * It could also be reproduced with {{{hdparm -I}}} on Linux.
     66
     67 * It could also be reproduced with Seagate ''!SeaTools for Windows''.
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    8382
    84 2010-12-02: Samsung confirmed the problem.
    85 
    86 ----
    87 
    88 2010-12-09: Samsung released a [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386 firmware patch].
     832010-12-02: Samsung confirmed the problem and provided a beta version of the firmware patch.
     84
     85----
     86
     872010-12-09: Samsung released a [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386 firmware patch for HD155UI and HD204UI].
     88
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     90
     912010-12-13: Samsung released a [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=387 firmware patch for HD204UI/JP].
    8992
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    188191The problem could '''not''' be reproduced with the above test if any of the following conditions are met:
    189192
    190 * Disk write cache is disabled.
    191 
    192 * NCQ is disabled. This may not always be true as the c't lab also reported problems with NCQ disabled.
    193 
    194 * A modified test version of smartctl which does not issue IDENTIFY DEVICE commands is used. Then all other SMART and non-SMART commands used by smartctl work without any data loss.
    195 
    196 * The disk is replaced by another model (tested with Samsung HE103UJ and Seagate ST31000524NS).
     193 * Disk write cache is disabled.
     194
     195 * NCQ is disabled. This may not always be true as the c't lab also reported problems with NCQ disabled.
     196
     197 * A modified test version of smartctl which does not issue IDENTIFY DEVICE commands is used. Then all other SMART and non-SMART commands used by smartctl work without any data loss.
     198
     199 * The disk is replaced by another model (tested with Samsung HE103UJ and Seagate ST31000524NS).
    197200
    1982012010-11-30, [mailto:chrfranke@users.sourceforge.net Christian Franke].
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    201 * The problem could no longer be reproduced after the firmware patch was installed.
    202 
    203 The patch did '''not''' change the firmware version number reported by IDENTIFY DEVICE:
     204 * The problem could no longer be reproduced after the firmware patch was installed.
     205
     206 * The patch did '''not''' change the firmware version number reported by IDENTIFY DEVICE:
    204207{{{
    205208# smartctl -i -q noserial /dev/sda