malcom1

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  1. Hi all, I have two ST31000340AS with firmware SD15 made in Thailand. The first drive was purchased in August and the second in October. Both drives are still working (knock on wood) and I'm a little puzzled as to why that is. Since the BSY flag problem is a firmware defect, I would expect the drives to fail at some point, but they haven't yet. Are there any theories as to why that is? Is there a motherboard/chipset combination which triggers the defect in the firmware? Another interesting thing is that both drives are showing 0kB cache (BuffSize=0kB). I'm wondering if that has somehow "protected" them from the BSY flag problem? hdparm -i /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: Model=ST31000340AS , FwRev=SD15 , SerialNo= XXXXXXXXX Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs RotSpdTol>.5% } RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4 BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16? hdparm -i /dev/sdc /dev/sdc: Model=ST31000340AS , FwRev=SD15 , SerialNo= XXXXXXXXX Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs RotSpdTol>.5% } RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4 BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16?