"I have been experiencing a strange issue with a brand new PC on which
I'm running Fedora 16 x64. After using the system for a while, my
secondary HDD (unto which my /home partition is located) suddenly
becomes read-only! I can hear a strange noise coming from the drive when
this happens. After restarting the system, the drive seems to be OK for
a while and then, all of a sudden, it fails again. The HDD is a
ST1000DM003 connected to a Marvell 88SE9128 SATA controller."