I have a problem with a new 8 TB (internal) hard drive, used for storing and process large amount of data downloaded from FTP servers. I checked the disk with
GSmartControl and everything seemed to be alright, so I started using it.
The problem is that each time data are downloading into the disk, after storing ~200 to 600 Gb, the disk is stopping working. Any attempt to write into it, failed (I had messages of the type "read-only filesystem").
I tried to remount the disk as read-write and it was impossible (I had the message
"cannot remount block device UUID=aee6675e-52bf-4e09-9435-fcba67f13b3d read-write, is write-protected")
When I tried a file system check I got this:
fsck.ext4: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/sdb1 Could this be a zero-length partition?
/var/log/messages I saw messages like this
Sep 18 20:07:40 vega kernel: [274385.736369] sd:0:0:0: 00 08 0 I/O erro5.736386] EXT4-fs error (device sdb1): __ext4_get_inode_loc:3740: inode #1972742humbnail: unable to read itable block Sep 18 20:07:40 vega kernel: [274385.7d 1:0:0<6>[2743e=DID_BA274385.736470] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 22 40 0e 08 00 00 08 00I/O error, dev sdb, sector 574623240 Sep 18 20:07:40 vega kernel: [274385.736479] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Unhandled error code Sep 18 20:07:40 vega kernel: [274385.736481] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK Sep 18 20:07:40 vega kernel: [274385.736483] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 22 40 0e 10 00 00 08 00
The problem is solved only after rebooting the computer. At the moment and since I temporally stopped the data downloading, the disc seems to be fully functional. In addition, both filesystem check and smart control are not detecting any type of issue/problem.
Besides this situation being annoying, I am wondering if it is an indication that the disk is faulty.