See: http://blogs.testbit.eu/timj/2005/08/08/08082005/ (page moved)
scsi0: ERROR on channel 0, id 12, lun 0, CDB: Read (10) 00 03 8d 14 70 00 00 08 00
Current sda: sense key Medium Error
Additional sense: Unrecovered read error
So i went out earlier today to get a new hard disk (a fast, quiet and cheap P-ATA from Samsung – i’m slowly replacing all SCSI devices here) and put it into my development machine, taking proper care of grounding and unplugging everything appropriately. Believe it or not, once i turned everything back on, the BNC input of my 21″ monitor died. Double checked graphics card, connections etc, tried the monitor on the laptop… nothing. That input stage simply burned out. Bummer. Ok, so i’m using the D-SUB input now (luckily that monitor has two inputs) to copy over the disk contents to the new drive. While i’m writing this, that hot ol’ SCSI lady (you can’t touch it while it’s running, it’s way too heated) is making an awfull lot of noise on some sectors, kinda scary since i’m still copying some relevant development files.
Always remember, skip you not the daily backup!