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Re: is this drive dying?

On Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:59:20 -0400 Gene Heskett said:

> If you mean the hot red, I suspect it is. But I've not had that box off 
> the shelf in 2 or 3 years so its the likely suspect until smartctl gives 
> me a full report.

Oh yes! I find "smartctl --is-it-red" option particularly handy in such
circumstances. :)

Joke aside,

> Apr 14 07:54:58 shop kernel: [1221665.148403] ata1.00: irq_stat 0x08000000,
> interface fatal error Apr 14 07:54:58 shop kernel: [1221665.148412] ata1:
> SError: { UnrecovData Handshk }

already gives a cue about the kind of error: interface, handshake

I'd say it looks like a cabling issue (wrong, gone bad, unseated, parasitic
dust, etc.)

Abdullah Ramazanoglu