At first I tried WD5003ABYX and started to get a lot of SMART errors, and then I tried another WD5003ABYX and same thing both drives did not work with the 3ware9550 raid controller, did not work as raid or standalone drive.
Massive amount of time outs, and times the disks can not be seen and a reboot is needed.
The current drives that I am using with the 3ware9550SX is a seagate ST3500630AS which works fine in raid 1, a few ST3500630AS have died over time.
The strange thing is that I tested one WD5003ABYX on another computer as a single drive using spinrite 6, and tufftest and the drive tested with no errors, that same drive using the 3ware9550SX I get a lot of timeouts and Raw_Read_Error_Rate and smart tests fail.
Right now I am using Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 and Centos 5.5
The only difference between the seagata and the wd, is that the Seagate uses ATA version 7 and the WD uses ata version 8.
Things I have been thinking of doing:
Compiling a newer kernel, maybe a 3.x so that I get newer sata drivers for the 3ware controler.
Any recomendations or suggestions on what can be causing this very strange problem.
The firmware on the WD disk is 01.01S02
Is there newer firmware for the WD5003ABYX disks and where can it be downloaded it from?
Has anyone used succesfully a 3ware9550 raid 1 with WD RE4 disks?