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Authored by: bedouin on Sep 07, '05 09:49:12AM

How does an IDE bus get 'worn' out through normal use?

I've always had mysterious corruption issues when copying large files to and from my slave drive, but was never able to pinpoint the issue. Most recently I had a kernel panic when using Carbon Copy Cloner to clone an OS X install to a SATA drive and adapter I had installed; the panic would happen each time while copying the Library folder, and could be repeated by using the ditto command from Terminal.

I've never had startup issues though. This is a 2002 Quicksilver and has been a bit strange in this regard for the three years I've owned it. I don't want to overstate the problem though; there's been a few isolated strange incidents, but nothing to put my finger on with certainty.

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Authored by: bdog on Sep 07, '05 10:26:22PM

I really wish I knew how the bus gets worn out. Or at least what triggers the 'break' (start of flakiness).

Your issues sound like this problem.
If your Quicksilver has had issues, try swapping busses! See if those strange problems go away.

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