[Soekris] Seagate Barracuda 750G SATA not working on net5501
jclear at speakeasy.net
Sun Feb 28 13:14:19 UTC 2010
On Sun Feb 28 3:50 , Henrik /KaarPoSoft sent:
>I have a net5501, which seems to work with a Kingston 64GB SSDnowV+
>(SATA) and Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (3.5" 160GB) SATA.
>However, I can not get it to work with my Seagate Barracuda ES SATA
>3.0Gb/s 750-GB Hard Drive (ST3750640NS).
>The 750G Barracuda has worked fine for a year in my Dell PowerEdge T105,
>and I put FreeBSD 8.0 on it using my Dell OptiPlex 8400, where it also
>However, when I put the 750G Barracuda in the net5501, it does not get
>Most of the time I get to
>and sometimes it even starts to check memory, but does not get past the
>Once it acutally got past POST and into the ComBIOS, but the drive still
This, to me, suggests a power issue. When my Soekris supplied wall warts started
to go, I'd get behavior like that on my 5501 with just a CF card. Assuming
you're powering the drive through the Soekris and it draws more power than the
other two drives, it could be you're over taxing the power supply. You could try
an experiment and try to find a way to power the drive externally.
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