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S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures.

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Unusable HDD and wrong 'Power-On hours' of S.M.A.R.T

Recently (last month) I bought a 120GB Maxtor (Model: 6L120P0) Hard disk drive and and now, I can not even format or re-partition it and I understood that there are some bad sectors on the disk. So I ...
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Seagate st3000dm001-9yn1 smart attribute [b8]

Seagate st3000dm001-9yn1 smart attribute [b8] The status of this smart attribute is showing: failed b8 Unknown Attribute 99 30 30 FAILED Where can I find more info about the 'unknown' [b8] ...
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SMART results shows serious disk problems?

I have bought a new computer 2 months ago. Computer performance has continuously gone down until a point that Windows7 freezes a lot with the light that indicates the disk usage fixed and turned on. I ...
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What do the columns in smartctl output mean?

Here's a part of my smartctl -H /dev/sda output: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 053 028 045 ...
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S.M.A.R.T. Reports Failing Hard Drive, Can it be a Motherboard Issue?

I recently made a return under warranty for a hard drive that was reporting over 1000 reallocated sectors, over 100 pending sectors, and 2 uncorrectable sectors. During the chat session with their ...
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HDDs occasionally “click” and dump this error

Every once in a while, my HDDs (6 1TB drives in a Linux md RAID-6 array) make a brief "click" sound, and I get this from dmesg. I don't really have any clue how to start diagnose this, or even how ...
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SMART Current Status vs Data

I know that current is the currently detected value, worst is the worst value the HDD ever had and threshold is the minimum value a healthy drive can have. I can judge the mechanical state of the ...
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How to keep ink from drying out

I will not be using my HP Photosmart for 2 and a 1/2 months. Should I enclose entire printer (unplugged)in sealed plastic to prevent the ink and heads from drying out?
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Actual (current) value of UltraDMA CRC error count (SMART)?

I have some positive counts in UltraDMA CRC error count entry of SMART data on my HDD. How to know if this value is actual? It is possible related with bad cable I had previously. Does this counter ...
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Can Smart DNS Cause Geo-locked Data to be Streamed Directly from the Web Site to the PC?

On another forum I am having a discussion with someone who claims that a Smart DNS Proxy Server is similar to a VPS SNI Proxy Server with a VPS DNS Server where only streaming media that is not ...
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How indicative are SMART read & write errors of total failure?

My computer had recently crashed very unusually and began exhibiting slow performance and graphical glitches. I checked my read errors and write errors and they are steadily rising (Like 10/second ...
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Disagreement in S.M.A.R.T info from different tools

I checked my old(purchased in 2009) SAMSUNG HDD with two tools. One is CrystalDiskInfo(CDI) and the other one is HD Tune(HT). At first, with CDI, no problem was detected and it just said 'Good'. ...
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SMART drive error Lenovo Y580

I have the same issue as this person, that apparently was never answered for him either. ...
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HDD making clicking sound every 10s in Win 8.1 - Load/Unload cycle count increasing

I have problem with my Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ HDDs. As soon as Win 8.1 loads up, and its in idle, they both make clicking sound every 10seconds. It sounds like the heads are parking. I have ...
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How to ignore a specific SMART error

I get an email about the same SMART error every day. I'd like to configure the SMART daemon to ignore this specific error, but only this, since I still want to now if anything changes or gets worse. ...
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SMART User Capacity and fdisk -l size value differ. Why? Security issue?

I'm just wondering why the size of my drive that smartctl ("User Capacity") shows differ from the value that fdisk -l, dmesg, hdparm shows and differ from the drive specification values from the data ...
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PXE media failure.Hard Drive most likely failed

I had a dual boot setup (Windows 7 / Crunchbang 11 ) on my 640GB WD hard drive with 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition(Linux).sda7 was root(~25GB) while sda8(~220GB) was home A week or ...
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SMART-Test never finishes

When running SMART-Tests using smartmontools, they NEVER finish. I always get "Interrupted (host reset.)" on various different systems and disks, including Debian in x86 and ARM, OS X on x64, with ...
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S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics recommends firmware upgrade

I have an Ubuntu server with a RAID-6 array. 3.13.0-27-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 15 18:06:16 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I was checking out the S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics for the ...
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Which SMART settings to watch for in SpeedFan?

Unless there's a better solution, I'd like to use SpeedFan to watch hard disks on a host. However, it offers quite a lot of settings in its Configure > Events > If section, such as Raw Read Error ...
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Have I bought a faulty SSD?

I've recently acquired a Samsung Evo 840 120GB, but haven't been able to actually use it. The problems started when trying to do a fresh install of Windows 8 on it: I've retried the process with ...
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IDNF error in S.M.A.R.T logs

Is it a good practice to ignore IDNF errors in smart logs if no other evidence of problems (including smart self test and badblocks run) has been found? Does anyone have a experience with this? The ...
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How to determine which drive in a firmware RAID is failing

I have two drives in an Intel ICH10 RAID 1. They are not enterprise-level drives; just regular WD Caviar Black drives. Recently, reading/writing to the mirrored volume has become extremely slow and ...
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Can a faulty RAM cause a Ultra DMA CRC Error?

I just upgraded my laptop's RAM yesterday and some weird things are happening because the memory module I bought on my local computer store is defective. Since the RAM isn't working properly, ...
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SMART: Brand new Western Digital hard-disk showing very high load cycle count

My brand new "WDC WD10EZRX" 1TB Green Hard-disk, SMART log is showing very high load cycle count and it keeps increasing at high rate. What should I do ? Please help me. Edit: Finally I got the ...
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S.M.A.R.T : What's the difference between “Start/Stop cycle count” and “Load/Unload cycle count”?

Q1. What is the difference between "Start/Stop cycle count" and "Load/Unload cycle count" ? Q2. What happen to the hard-disk when a computer is put to sleep mode, does the spindle moter stops spinning ...
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Is Power Off Retract count relevant for SSD

Is Power-ff retract count relevant for SSDs? I have tested my SSD under various scenarios, hard power removal and kernel panic, but the attribute value does not change. Does anyone have any idea?
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Resetting HDD SMART data

I have a USB based holder that has slots for SATA and IDE drives. It has a button to facilitate low level copies. Having cloned a drive I was amazed to find SMART data had been transferred ... can ...
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HDD Current_Pending_Sector attribute going up and down

I have Western Digital Caviar Black drive (model WD2002FAEX-007BA0). System is running Linux Mint 14. Filesystem on drive ext4. Recently I've got some i/o errors on one of the files. Then I've ...
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SMART attributes have large values

I have noticed the Reallocation Event Count with my internal hard drive with a data value and a warning about a year ago and it has been increasing ever since. I have also noticed the Raw read error ...
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possible disk problems - nothing in SMART

I keep getting these IO errors: Feb 22 07:08:19 kernel: [70724.773260] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 50 17 f5 d8 00 00 08 00 Feb 22 07:08:19 kernel: [70724.773344] ata1: EH complete Feb 22 ...
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How can Reallocation Event Count be less than Reallocated Sector Count?

I have 5+ years old 750 Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD753LJ and S.M.A.R.T reports very strange values. For a couple of years Reallocation Event Count was 2 and Reallocated Sector Count was 3, but about 5 ...
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Are Soft Bad Sectors recorded in a drive's S.M.A.R.T. data?

Yesterday I was faced with a soft bad sector when I decided to run chkdsk.exe in Windows all by myself. I have suspicions that it was caused by a recent Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver update. I ...
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How often to run SMART tests on hard drive?

For a hard drive with SMART, how often should the quick test be run, and how often should the full test be run? Should the tests be run more frequently as the drive gets older? Does the manufacturer ...
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Synology: SMART status is abnormal but no errors shown

I have a Synology DS509+ NAS that is showing an "Abnormal" S.M.A.R.T. status for one of its drives: However, there seems to be nothing wrong with the S.M.A.R.T. test results: So, what's going ...
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WD NAS vs hd sentinel on disk health

My Western Digital My Book Live II, started failing some time ago, with a "Drive A Failed" message on the Web Interface monitor tool. After replacing Drive A, with a new one, drive B failed also a ...
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Where is S.M.A.R.T. data stored on a HDD?

The S.M.A.R.T. attributes are attributes that a HDD keeps about its health and performance. I know that the MBR is stored at C,H,S (0,0,1) which leaves no free disc space for the drive to function. ...
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Western Digital 1TB Drive recognized as 32MB

this is really strange - I've got this 1TB Western Digital HDD and multiple machines (including an USB3-SATA Bridge) detect this HDD with only 32MB capacity. I guess the Harddisk is broken and ripe ...
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Why is the temperature so low and airflow temperature so high on my HD?

I have had this same exact SeaGate external 1TB USB2.0 hard drive for a few years. In the past I have been using SeaGate's own diagnostic tool to check the drive for errors but it wouldn't let me see ...
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What might cause an increase in offline uncorrectable and pending sectors counts on an *idle* drive?

I have a Western Digital Elements Desktop USB-connected hard drive. Basically, it's a glorified package for a WD30EZRX drive. I use it to hold system backups (old now, at that), so there's nothing ...
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Difference between S.M.A.R.T. error 0x05 (Reallocated sector) and 0xC6 (Uncorrectable sector)

My 2TB external HDD has recently started reporting a very high number of 0xC5 (Pending sectors) errors (Raw value: 309), and just today reported an uncorrectable sector error (Raw value: 1) while the ...
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SMART ‘Reported Uncorrect’ field

When smartd sends an email about the amount of Offline_Uncorrectable sectors has increased, they do not increase Reallocated_Sector_Ct after manual fix (erasing with dd for example), as one might ...
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Computer crashes when reading single folder - HDD Pending Sector count is 2

I have a Windows 8 (not 8.1 yet - I've been away for three months) Pro x64 PC with a 120GB Samsung Evo SSD for Windows and the User folders mklink'ed onto my 1TB Samsung HD103SJ. Whenever I try to ...
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Western Digital: Sector Relocation Error (code 226)

I have a nearly new WD Green, but warranty is already expired. It was lying on a shelf. I would like to test it before use. The first step I made is running full test using Data Lifeguard Tools. ...
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How to determine which partition has badblocks?

I have the following device: Model Family: Western Digital Caviar Green (AF) Device Model: WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB0 Serial Number: WD-WCAZA3607921 LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 2b01eac3e Firmware ...
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Trying to remove/diagnose single Current_Pending_Sector in S.M.A.R.T. data

I'm in a process of doing a fresh Linux install and before I went to do that I thought that it is a good time to verify HDD health since I can safely overwrite any data on the HDD if needed. First ...
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S.M.A.R.T. error on the drive, how to deal with 80 bad sector? [duplicate]

My system reported a S.M.A.R.T. error on the drive few days ago, Warning: Immediately back-up your data and replace your. I backed up my data, and then tried to see what is the problem, using HDD ...
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What is the S.M.A.R.T. page?

I've just listened to Steve Gibson talk about his SpinRite software, on the Security Now podcast episode 336 (transscript). At 33:20 he says: I can show and do show on the SMART page that ...
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Resetting “HDD Warning???” with Zalman ZM-VE400 external case

Whenever I turn on (or plug in) the Zalman ZM-VE400 I have, it shows HDD Warning???. Sometimes briefly, sometimes until the Menu button is pressed. The case contains a SSD drive and as far as I ...
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Unable to Write Zeros to Bad Sectors/Hard Disk Not Counting Reallocated Sectors

I have a drive that is reporting that the current pending sectors is "45". I have used badblocks to identify the sectors and I have been trying to write zeros to them with dd. From what I understand, ...