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SCSI drive suddenly read only?

 
sagewah
Occasional Contributor

SCSI drive suddenly read only?

G'Day!

I've got an ML110 with a single 36Gb U320 drive hanging off an LSI SCSI card. It has been operating without complain for roughly 3 years. Suddenly, however, the drive has decided to write protect itself. I have checked; the write protect jumper is not present on the drive. I have used all manner of utilities to try to do anything to the drive - re partition, delete files, format, you name it - all to no avail. I have run out of ideas!

I did notice a partition called "EISA utilities" on the drive; could the answer lie there? If so, how do I get at it?

Many thanks in advance,
Matthew.
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James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: SCSI drive suddenly read only?

Hello Matthew,
Refer:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165181

Regards,
James.
sagewah
Occasional Contributor

Re: SCSI drive suddenly read only?

Thankyou!

I've seen that one, and will no doubt apply the fix once I can write to the drive - I'm hoping I don't have to apply the fix in order to do that!