[GRLUG] HP workstation hardware issue

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Mon Apr 1 12:19:42 EDT 2019

That motherboard does sound suspect.

Have you checked wearing level on your SSDs?  They don’t last forever:
sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda|grep -i wear

Replace sda with the drive device you’re checking.


> On 2019-04 -01, at 08:15, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group <grlug at grlug.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 07:17:05AM -0400, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group wrote:
>> My HP Z600 workstation has developed a problem with networking. I'm
>> experiencing about 30% packet loss in bunches (it'll work fine for a
>> time, then bam, no network, then it's back). The network card is
>> integrated into the motherboard. I'm thinking about buying an add-on
>> network card, but what is the likelihood I'm going to face more
>> problems? Should I spring for a new motherboard?
> I've temporarily avoided the problem by installing a PCI ethernet card.
> Now I'm getting random problems with /home (separate drive). It
> occasionally gets remounted as ro and remounting it as rw fails. A
> reboot will mount it rw. This box has three physical drives installed (2
> SSD and one spinning), but this problem is only occurring with the one
> drive. It has SMART enabled and the logs show ZERO errors. I'm more
> convinced that I need a new motherboard.
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