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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 10:05:55 +0000 (GMT)
From:      Francisco Reyes <>
To:        David Bear <>
Subject:   Re: hard drive test
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On Tue, 30 Dec 2003, David Bear wrote:

> i just installed 4.9-rel.  after having the system on for about two
> hours I got a console message that device ad0 had timed out.  then the
> system froze.

I believe Seagate has an utility you can use to check a drive. Also if the
drive was bought in the last couple of years and your motherboard supports
SMART monitoring I believe there is a port that can interface to the SMART
interface in your hardware.

>From my experience if your system supports SMART and you have it enabled
upon bootup you would receive a notice if your HD is having serious

To check if your system has SMART monitoring check your BIOS.

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