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#1 2010-05-25 06:34:13

Fackamato
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SMART status

Hi,

Just checked the SMART status of my 4 HDDs:

fackamato@ion:~$ for a in a b c d; do sudo smartctl -Hc /dev/sd$a; done
smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)    Offline data collection activity
                    was never started.
                    Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)    The previous self-test routine completed
                    without error or no self-test has ever 
                    been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:          (4620) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:              (0x5b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                    Suspend Offline collection upon new
                    command.
                    Offline surface scan supported.
                    Self-test supported.
                    No Conveyance Self-test supported.
                    Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)    Saves SMART data before entering
                    power-saving mode.
                    Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)    Error logging supported.
                    General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:      (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:      (  77) minutes.
SCT capabilities:            (0x003f)    SCT Status supported.
                    SCT Feature Control supported.
                    SCT Data Table supported.

smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)    Offline data collection activity
                    was never started.
                    Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)    The previous self-test routine completed
                    without error or no self-test has ever 
                    been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:          (9540) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:              (0x5b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                    Suspend Offline collection upon new
                    command.
                    Offline surface scan supported.
                    Self-test supported.
                    No Conveyance Self-test supported.
                    Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)    Saves SMART data before entering
                    power-saving mode.
                    Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)    Error logging supported.
                    General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:      (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:      ( 159) minutes.
SCT capabilities:            (0x003f)    SCT Status supported.
                    SCT Feature Control supported.
                    SCT Data Table supported.

smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)    Offline data collection activity
                    was never started.
                    Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)    The previous self-test routine completed
                    without error or no self-test has ever 
                    been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:          (9360) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:              (0x5b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                    Suspend Offline collection upon new
                    command.
                    Offline surface scan supported.
                    Self-test supported.
                    No Conveyance Self-test supported.
                    Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)    Saves SMART data before entering
                    power-saving mode.
                    Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)    Error logging supported.
                    General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:      (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:      ( 156) minutes.
SCT capabilities:            (0x003f)    SCT Status supported.
                    SCT Feature Control supported.
                    SCT Data Table supported.

smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)    Offline data collection activity
                    was never started.
                    Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)    The previous self-test routine completed
                    without error or no self-test has ever 
                    been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:          (19440) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:              (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                    Suspend Offline collection upon new
                    command.
                    Offline surface scan supported.
                    Self-test supported.
                    Conveyance Self-test supported.
                    Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)    Saves SMART data before entering
                    power-saving mode.
                    Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)    Error logging supported.
                    General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:      (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:      ( 255) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time:      (  34) minutes.
SCT capabilities:            (0x003f)    SCT Status supported.
                    SCT Feature Control supported.
                    SCT Data Table supported.

fackamato@ion:~$ for a in a b c d; do sudo smartctl -A /dev/sd$a; done
smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  2 Throughput_Performance  0x0026   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0023   082   082   025    Pre-fail  Always       -       5629
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       377
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   252   252   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x002e   252   252   051    Old_age   Always       -       0
  8 Seek_Time_Performance   0x0024   252   252   015    Old_age   Offline      -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       3998
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0032   252   252   051    Old_age   Always       -       0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       49
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0022   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0022   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0002   064   055   000    Old_age   Always       -       34 (Lifetime Min/Max 11/45)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   252   252   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0036   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x002a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
223 Load_Retry_Count        0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
225 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       388

smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  2 Throughput_Performance  0x0026   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0023   072   071   025    Pre-fail  Always       -       8708
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   099   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       1187
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   252   252   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x002e   252   252   051    Old_age   Always       -       0
  8 Seek_Time_Performance   0x0024   252   252   015    Old_age   Offline      -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       3677
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0032   252   252   051    Old_age   Always       -       0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       41
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0022   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0022   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0002   064   054   000    Old_age   Always       -       35 (Lifetime Min/Max 12/46)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   252   252   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0036   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x002a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
223 Load_Retry_Count        0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
225 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1195

smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  2 Throughput_Performance  0x0026   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0023   072   072   025    Pre-fail  Always       -       8568
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       158
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   252   252   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x002e   252   252   051    Old_age   Always       -       0
  8 Seek_Time_Performance   0x0024   252   252   015    Old_age   Offline      -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       2458
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0032   252   252   051    Old_age   Always       -       0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       20
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0022   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0022   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0002   064   060   000    Old_age   Always       -       34 (Lifetime Min/Max 16/40)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   252   252   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0036   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x002a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
223 Load_Retry_Count        0x0032   252   252   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
225 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       159

smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0007   072   072   011    Pre-fail  Always       -       9340
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       13
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   253   253   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  8 Seek_Time_Performance   0x0025   100   100   015    Pre-fail  Offline      -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1744
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0033   100   100   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       13
 13 Read_Soft_Error_Rate    0x000e   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
183 Runtime_Bad_Block       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0033   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   067   064   000    Old_age   Always       -       33 (Lifetime Min/Max 11/36)
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   066   064   000    Old_age   Always       -       34 (Lifetime Min/Max 11/38)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       2786548382
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x000a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
201 Soft_Read_Error_Rate    0x000a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0

Should I be worried?

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#2 2010-05-25 07:25:20

arlite
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Registered: 2008-05-02
Posts: 31

Re: SMART status

Fackamato wrote:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE

194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0002   064   055   000    Old_age   Always       -       34 (Lifetime Min/Max 11/45)

194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0002   064   054   000    Old_age   Always       -       35 (Lifetime Min/Max 12/46)

194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0002   064   060   000    Old_age   Always       -       34 (Lifetime Min/Max 16/40)

190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   067   064   000    Old_age   Always       -       33 (Lifetime Min/Max 11/36)
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   066   064   000    Old_age   Always       -       34 (Lifetime Min/Max 11/38)

I am not sure about interpreting s.m.a.r.t. values but the temperatures (over 60°C!) are very high.

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#3 2010-05-25 07:28:22

Fackamato
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Posts: 579

Re: SMART status

Actually, these are the temperatures:

fackamato@ion:~$ for a in a b c d; do sudo hddtemp /dev/sd$a; done
/dev/sda: SAMSUNG HD502HJ: 35°C
/dev/sdb: SAMSUNG HD103SJ: 36°C
/dev/sdc: SAMSUNG HD103SJ: 35°C
/dev/sdd: SAMSUNG HD154UI: 36°C

What I'm worried about is all the Pre-fail and Old_age.. these harddrives are not even 1 year old!

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#4 2010-05-25 07:36:17

ijanos
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Re: SMART status

Fackamato wrote:

What I'm worried about is all the Pre-fail and Old_age.. these harddrives are not even 1 year old!

Those are the type of the value, not indicators. Install hdsentinel from AUR, it will guess the health status of your drives.

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#5 2010-05-25 08:37:51

Fackamato
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Re: SMART status

Ah, nice one. Here's some data:

fackamato@ion:~/aur/hdsentinel$ sudo hdsentinel
Hard Disk Sentinel for LINUX console 0.03 (c) 2008-2009 info@hdsentinel.com
Start with -r [reportfile] to save data to report, -h for help

Examining hard disk configuration ...

HDD Device  0: /dev/sda
HDD Model ID : SAMSUNG HD502HJ
HDD Serial No: S20BJ90S816578
HDD Revision : 1AJ100E4
HDD Size     : 476940 MB
Interface    : S-ATA II
Temperature  : 35 °C
Health       : 100 %
Performance  : 100 %
Power on time: 166 days, 17 hours
Est. lifetime: more than 1000 days

HDD Device  1: /dev/sdb
HDD Model ID : SAMSUNG HD103SJ
HDD Serial No: S246JDWSA13244
HDD Revision : 1AJ100E4
HDD Size     : 953870 MB
Interface    : S-ATA II
Temperature  : 36 °C
Health       : 100 %
Performance  : 100 %
Power on time: 153 days, 7 hours
Est. lifetime: more than 1000 days

HDD Device  2: /dev/sdc
HDD Model ID : SAMSUNG HD103SJ
HDD Serial No: S246JDWSA13250
HDD Revision : 1AJ100E4
HDD Size     : 953870 MB
Interface    : S-ATA II
Temperature  : 35 °C
Health       : 100 %
Performance  : 100 %
Power on time: 102 days, 12 hours
Est. lifetime: more than 1000 days

HDD Device  3: /dev/sdd
HDD Model ID : SAMSUNG HD154UI
HDD Serial No: S1XWJ1KZ119290
HDD Revision : 1AG01118
HDD Size     : 1548170 MB
Interface    : S-ATA II
Temperature  : 36 °C
Health       : 100 %
Performance  : 100 %
Power on time: 72 days, 19 hours
Est. lifetime: more than 1000 days

Looks a lot better smile thanks for the tip!

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#6 2010-05-25 09:06:23

toad
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Re: SMART status

Aarggh! I don't like the look of this:

HDD Device  1: /dev/sdb
HDD Model ID : SAMSUNG HD753LJ
HDD Serial No: S13UJ1KS306111
HDD Revision : 1AA01113
HDD Size     : 774090 MB
Interface    : S-ATA II
Temperature  : 43 °C
Health       : 58 %
Performance  : 100 %
Power on time: 223 days, 22 hours
Est. lifetime: 538 days

Relatively new 750gb drive and all!


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#7 2010-05-25 09:23:41

Fackamato
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Re: SMART status

What does hdsentinel say?

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#8 2010-05-25 10:35:41

lymphatik
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Posts: 119

Re: SMART status

Sorry to hijack this thread but when I try hdsentinel it just give me nosuch file or directory. I tried both aur and the gzip.

Mind if I ask how you proceeded ?

Last edited by lymphatik (2010-05-25 10:35:53)

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#9 2010-05-25 23:30:13

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Re: SMART status

toad wrote:

Aarggh! I don't like the look of this:

HDD Device  1: /dev/sdb
HDD Model ID : SAMSUNG HD753LJ
HDD Serial No: S13UJ1KS306111
HDD Revision : 1AA01113
HDD Size     : 774090 MB
Interface    : S-ATA II
Temperature  : 43 °C
Health       : 58 %
Performance  : 100 %
Power on time: 223 days, 22 hours
Est. lifetime: 538 days

Relatively new 750gb drive and all!

I wouldn't worry, the program may just look at the raw values and compute how close they are to the thresholds but it doesn't know how close they were to the thresholds when the drive was brand new.

Also the smart values are to be interpreted by the manufacturer, I'm not completely sure but I think I've seen somewhere that the meaning and how fast the values change differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. However if some value is bellow the threshold then that's bad news.


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#10 2010-05-26 07:34:32

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Re: SMART status

@ fackamato:

That was hdsentinel.

@ rookie

Thanks. I'll report back in 538, ah, 537 days smile Hang on, just run hdsentinel again and it remains at 538 days although the power on time has increased appropriately.

I'll file that one as a dud and do a pacman -Rs hdsentinel. Still, interesting...


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#11 2010-05-26 07:39:11

ijanos
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Re: SMART status

toad wrote:

I'll file that one as a dud and do a pacman -Rs hdsentinel. Still, interesting...

It is nothing more than a guess. If it says your drive has health problems you should check the values yourself, it could indicate something is wrong. Don't think it will count down the days exactly till the death of your drive, that is just not possible.

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#12 2010-05-26 08:08:41

toad
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Re: SMART status

Cheers ijanos,

like your signature smile I installed smartmontools just for the fun of it and my sdb threw up all over the place as well. I am now considering looking further into this issue, especially as my laptop drive has only a 37% health status! Question is, how do I check the values myself? The wiki has shown me the way to SMART but doesn't take it from there...


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#13 2010-05-26 08:31:11

ijanos
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Re: SMART status

toad wrote:

Cheers ijanos,

like your signature smile I installed smartmontools just for the fun of it and my sdb threw up all over the place as well. I am now considering looking further into this issue, especially as my laptop drive has only a 37% health status! Question is, how do I check the values myself? The wiki has shown me the way to SMART but doesn't take it from there...

Well smarmontools will show you the whole report, one was posted in this thread before and hdsentinel also can list all values in a report.txt if you add the -r command line flag.

Look out for these particular values:

Reallocated sector count - should be 0. It means the drive found bad sectors,  and disabled it. If it is low and not increasing over the time, that could mean your driver fallen/have been hit which caused one time damage. If this value if increasing then the drive is failing and the data is not safe in it!

Current pending sector count - candidates for reallocation, should be 0. Panic is its increasing.

Spin retry count - should be 0. It count how many time the drive failed to spin up. This predicts motoric failure.

Load/Unload cycle count - this is interesting for laptop disk, it counts how many time your disk turned off for power saving. When this reach 20 000 the disk is considered old, the 20-40 thousand is the average lifetime. There was an annoying bug a few years ago causing disk to turn on/off constantly.

note that hdsentinel will tell you the raw values in hexadecimal encoding.

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#14 2010-05-26 09:07:55

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Re: SMART status

lymphatik wrote:

Sorry to hijack this thread but when I try hdsentinel it just give me nosuch file or directory. I tried both aur and the gzip.

Mind if I ask how you proceeded ?

Same here... Some dependency that is not found...


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#15 2010-05-26 09:15:47

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Re: SMART status

TigTex wrote:
lymphatik wrote:

Sorry to hijack this thread but when I try hdsentinel it just give me nosuch file or directory. I tried both aur and the gzip.

Mind if I ask how you proceeded ?

Same here... Some dependency that is not found...

Oh hey guys, can you tell me the exact error message? I'm maintining the AUR package, so I could fix it once we figure out what is missing. (It is strange though, since i checked the executable with ldd and its only links to glibc, you have glibc installed, right?)

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#16 2010-05-26 11:56:55

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Re: SMART status

ijanos wrote:

Load/Unload cycle count - this is interesting for laptop disk, it counts how many time your disk turned off for power saving. When this reach 20 000 the disk is considered old, the 20-40 thousand is the average lifetime. There was an annoying bug a few years ago causing disk to turn on/off constantly.

Please tell me you got that number wrong..

ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0022   032   032   000    Old_age   Always       -       136385

Laptop which is almost two years old. The value is not near the threshold though.

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#17 2010-05-26 12:08:00

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Re: SMART status

Ramses de Norre wrote:

Please tell me you got that number wrong..

Whooops. Sorry guys, i misremembered an order of magnitude.

"The typical lifetime rating for laptop (2.5-in) hard drives is 300,000 to 600,000 load cycles."

Consult with wikipedia for further info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T. … attributes

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#18 2010-05-26 12:12:22

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Re: SMART status

Phuw smile

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#19 2010-05-26 14:19:31

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Re: SMART status

Did a proper SMART test as per the wiki and my sdb passed fine.

Unfortunately my laptop drive appears to be not SMART capable. It is an IDE drive and I always end up with having to append -T permissive upon which it tells me that I don't have an ATA/ATAPI device.


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#20 2010-05-27 17:32:22

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Re: SMART status

@toad
Check in the bios if you have smart enabled.

Notebook disks seem to have very aggressive power management defaults that will make them continuously park/unpark unless you either adjust the power management or increase the time between journal (?) commits to disk.


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#21 2010-05-27 18:36:36

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Re: SMART status

Thanks, rookie!

Checked the BIOS but alas, no smart options on my T41. We are talking about reasonably old hardware (and in the case of BIOS software) here...

Haven't looked into it any deeper though, so any hidden features might be exactly that - hidden smile


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