P5KC and 1TB seagate drive = unexpected restarts

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Steve Stone, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Steve Stone

    Steve Stone Guest

    P5KC and 1TB Seagate drive = unexpected restarts every couple of hours.
    nothing in the XP event logs.
    latest BIOS flash
    Q6600 processor

    Turning off S.M.A.R.T. in BIOS and setting SATA time from 35 to 5 seems
    to fix the problem.

    How come ?
    Steve Stone, Feb 7, 2009
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    Feb 8, 2009
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    seagate.custkb.com seagate crm selfservice search.jsp?DocId=207931
    i think will solve the problem. Check carefully the serial number of the harddrive against the ones posted there because a wrong firmware can transform your beloved Seagate in an expensive paperweight.:D
    Put the "/" where you have blank space, i`m too fresh for this bloody forum to post any urls.
    hiperboreus, Feb 8, 2009
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    McCorkindale Guest

    McCorkindale, Feb 9, 2009
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    Steve Stone Guest

    I doubt if the problem is due to a power issue if turning off SMART
    monitoring prevents the problem from happening.
    The power supply is a Seasonic S12-500. The caps look good on the MB and
    in the PS.
    Steve Stone, Feb 9, 2009
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    OldMan Guest

    Was it not seagate who reported some problems with some hd series?
    OldMan, Feb 10, 2009
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    Steve Stone Guest

    Yes, however the drive I purchased is not within the serial number range
    of the failure. (famous last words!)

    Steve Stone, Feb 10, 2009
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <gmstfi$uli$> Steve Stone
    Even if it were, these aren't the described symptoms.
    DevilsPGD, Feb 11, 2009
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    Steve Stone Guest

    I turned off SMART based on a similar failure reported in the ASUS web
    site tech forums.
    Steve Stone, Feb 11, 2009
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    Rob Guest

    IME, SMART isn't. It cannot be trusted to report internal drive errors
    when they occur, so all I use it for these days is monitoring drive temps.
    So, IMO, you're not missing much by disabling it.
    Rob, Feb 12, 2009
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