Month: October 2012

Debian Linux Wheezy: Partitioning 3TB Hard Drives with GPT Table (fdisk show 2TB max.)

Problem: On Debian Linux the brand new 3TB SATA Drives only seen as 2TB Drives by fdisk Background: GPT Partition Table must be used as new technology Solution: install “gdisk” the GPT Tool for big Drives with #sudo aptitude install gdisk clean the new Drives first Table Headers with #sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb count=1 bs=512 […]

Hardware Bugs: Seagate ST3000DM001 9YN166 3TB Drives Click Noise

Problem: My brand new Seagate Drives running as Raid1 with two Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 on Debian clicks sometimes. Background: Noise is made by parking heads and spin control by the firmware, often seen on Home NAS (Update 2017: The Firmware of this Generation is buggy, Fault rate 70% after 2 Years) Solution: go to Manufacter Site […]

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