Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of SamsungF4EGBadBlocks


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Timestamp:
Dec 5, 2010, 1:30:08 PM (9 years ago)
Author:
Christian Franke
Comment:

Samsung confirmed the problem. Add history section, other updates

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  • SamsungF4EGBadBlocks

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    11= Using smartctl with Samsung F4 !EcoGreen drives may result in data loss =
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    3 '''WARNING: Do not use smartmontools with these drives! '''
     4'''WARNING: Do not use smartmontools with Samsung HD204UI drives! '''
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    56'''This warning also applies to other tools (like hdparm) which use IDENTIFY DEVICE to obtain drive information.'''
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     8Smartctl 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.
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     10'''Samsung will provide a firmware update soon.'''
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    8 2010-11-24, updated 2010-11-30: Here are the details as reported by German c't magazine and [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=201011251136.03927.michael%40trunner.de&forum_name=smartmontools-support on our mailing list]:
     13== History ==
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     152010-11-24: We received a problem report from German c't magazine. Here are the details as reported by c't and
     16[http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=201011251136.03927.michael%40trunner.de&forum_name=smartmontools-support on our mailing list]
     17(updated 2010-11-30):
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    1019* Affected disk: SAMSUNG !SpinPoint F4 !EcoGreen 2TB
     
    5059* It could also be reproduced with {{{hdparm -I}}} on Linux.
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     61* It could also be reproduced with Seagate ''!SeaTools for Windows''.
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    58 2010-11-26, updated 2010-11-30: The info is published on [http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/SMART-Tool-beschaedigt-Daten-auf-Samsung-Festplatte-Update-1143120.html heise online news] (German).
     692010-11-26: The info is published on [http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/SMART-Tool-beschaedigt-Daten-auf-Samsung-Festplatte-Update-1143120.html heise online news] (German) (updated 2010-11-30).
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     732010-11-30: We could reproduce the problem, see [#Howtoreproduce below].
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     772010-12-02: Samsung confirmed the problem. A firmware update is under development.
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    6281== How to reproduce ==
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    64 2010-11-30: We could reproduce the problem.
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    66 Tested on an Intel based system with P35 chipset under Linux ([http://grml.org/ grml] 2010.04 Live CD). NCQ and disk write cache are enabled.
     83Tested on an Intel based system with P35 chipset under Linux ([http://grml.org/ grml] 2010.04 Live CD) with NCQ and disk write enabled.
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    6885{{{
     
    166183* 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.
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    168 Christian Franke
     185* The disk is replaced by another model (tested with Samsung HE103UJ and Seagate ST31000524NS).
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     1872010-12-30, [mailto:chrfranke@users.sourceforge.net Christian Franke].
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